DECLARATION OF
VICTORIA L. HARRISON
Chief of Police at the University of California, Berkeley
regarding Oak Grove Tree-sit
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JOHN M. SANGER, ESQ. (SBN 49758) CHARLES R. OLSON, ESQ. (SBN 130984)CHRISTINA WOLF, ESQ. (SBN 240753) SANGER & OLSON, A Law Corporation One Embarcadero Center, Suite 1200 San Francisco, CA94111-3617 Telephone: 415-693-9300 Facsimile: 415-693-9322

CHARLES F. ROBINSON, ESQ. (SBN 113197) KELLY L. DRUMM, ESQ. (SBN 172767) UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA 1111 Franklin Street, 8th Floor Oakland, CA 94607-5200 Telephone: 510-987-9800 Facsimile: 510-987-9757

oak grove police warningAttorneys for Respondent, THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA; UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, EDWARD I. DENTON

SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
FOR THE COUNTY OF ALAMEDA

PANORAMIC HILL ASSOCIATION, a non-profit corporation,

Petitioner, V. THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, an agency of the State of California,

Respondent.
Case Nos. RG 06301644,RG 06302934, RG 06302967

UNLIMITED CIVIL CASE

DECLARATION OF VICTORIA L. HARRISON IN OPPOSITION TO PETITIONERS' EX PARTE APPLICATION FOR ORDER ENFORCING PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION

Date: August 30, 2007 Time: 1:30 pin Dept: 512

Judge: Hon. Barbara Miller

CITY OF BERKELEY, a municipal ) corporation, ) Petitioner/Plaintiff, ) ) v. ) UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, 3 BERKELEY; REGENTS OF THE )

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA; and DOES) 2 THROUGH 50, inclusive  )

Respondents/Defendants. )

CALIFORNIA OAK FOUNDATION, SAVE THE OAKS AT THE STADIUM, MCGEESPAULDING-HARDY HISTORIC INTEREST GROUP, DONA SPRING, DOUG A. BUCKWALD, SARAH SHUMER, HENRY NORR, LINDSAY VUREK, PATRICIAEDWARDS, ANNA MARIE TAYLOR, STAN SPRAGUE, and CARRIE SPRAGUE,

Petitioners/Plaintiffs,

v. )

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, an agency of the State of California, and DOES II-XX,

Respondents/Defendants, ) and )

DOES XXI-XXX 3

) Real Parties in Interest. )

I, Victoria L. Harrison, declare:

I. My name is Victoria L. Harrison and I am the Associate Vice Chancellor of

Public Safety/Chief of Police at the University of California, Berkeley.

2. I have been Chief of Police at the University of California, Berkeley for approximately 17 years.

3. 1 have personal knowledge of all of the matters stated herein, and, if called as a witness in this action, I could and would competently testify to those matters.

4. Protestors, including tree sitters, upon University property west of the California Memorial Stadium ("CMS"), at the site of the proposed Student Athlete High Performance Center, are in violation of state trespass laws, and in violation of University policies regulating time, place and manner of public expression.

5. The beginning of the fall semester on August 27, and the first home football game on September 1 bringing an estimated 70,000 spectators to the vicinity of the protest, potentially creates a very volatile situation west of CMS. At my behest the campus has taken steps to ensure physical separation between protestors and game day crowds. The following facts inform my decision:

a) My staff have individually recorded over 155 violations of which 98 resulted in arrests of or citations to protestors at the site. A summary list is attached as Exhibit A

b) Numerous reported incidents of individuals in drive-by vehicles heckling and throwing items at the protestors.

c) Numerous reported incidents of protestors heckling, spitting, and pouring urine and excrement on officers and others standing underneath the trees.

d) Individuals in the trees currently have buckets of feces, urine, and rotted food.

e) Hostility expressed on YouTube, blogs, and internet bulletin boards between protestors and football fans.

6. Safe management of the site requires fencing to create a physical barrier between protestors and visitors to the area because a merely visual barrier, such as yellow caution tape, would require staffing beyond the capacity of the University police in order to be effective. On home football game days we have standard deployment of 150 security personnel, including private event security and 40 to 60 police officers. Because of the tree sitters ongoing protest I have requested and received additional support from police at other campuses. The further staffing support that would be required by visual-only barriers, with the training and missionsensitivity necessary at this site and for a campus event, is unavailable.

7. The protestors have participated in activities and behaviors that were in direct violation of the Berkeley Campus Regulations Implementing University Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations, and Students issued by the President of the University effective August 15, 1994 (300 sections) ("Campus Regulations") and disrupted the peace and operations of the campus. After being informed of the Campus Regulations as well as applicable state laws the protestors blatantly violated, time, place and manner rules regarding when and where free speech can occur. Protestors vandalized trees, disrupted classes, conducted unauthorized events, and violated campus rules on tabling, camping, and postering. In addition, the protestors became increasingly uncooperative with police and refused to follow lawful directions which resulted in protesters physically resisting officers. Also various protestors were involved in thefts and unauthorized removal of property from the International House and Memorial Stadium.

8. A true and correct copy of the Campus Regulations are attached hereto as Exhibit B.

9. The Campus Regulations are specifically intended to protect free inquiry and free expression. Such activities must not, however, interfere with the right of the University to conduct its affairs in an orderly manner and to maintain its property. My staff have advised the protestors upon University property west of CMS that they are in violation of state trespass laws and University rules and regulations.

10. Because the site cannot be permanently secured until the termination of the pending injunction, it is prudent to continue to cite and admonish protestors, but not undertake their physical removal. Their physical removal would place protestors and campus employees at risk and may not be sufficient to discourage reoccupation of trees.

I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing is true and correct.

Date: August 30, 2007
Victoria L. Harrison

 

 

2006-2007 'Save the Oaks' Protest Police Reports

 

 

Violation Date

Case Number

Violation(s)

 

 

12-02-06

06-05538

PC 602k (suspect #1)

 

 

12-02-06

06-05538

PC 602k (suspect #2)

 

 

12-09-06

06-05639

PC 245

 

 

01-02-07

06-05538

PC 602k, PC 148

 

 

01-02-07

07-00014

PC 626.6

 

 

01-03-07

07-00024

PC 12553(a)(l)

 

 

01-03-07

07-00023

PC 664/484

 

 

01-05-07

06-05538

PC 602k

 

 

01-06-07

06-05538

PC 602k

 

 

01-06-07

07-00058

PC 245

 

 

01-07-07

07-00070

BMC 13.52.020

 

 

01-10-07

07-00107

PC 602k

 

 

01-12-07

07-00131

Civil Advice

 

 

01-13-07

07-00140

BMC 13.52.020

 

 

01-16-07

07-00183

BMC 13.52.020

 

 

01-17-07

07-00206

PC 602k

 

 

01-20-07

07-00255

UCB Rules Violation

 

 

01-23-07

07-00294

PC 602k

 

 

01-23-07

07-00297

BMC 13.52.020

 

 

01-23-07

07-00298

BMC 13.52.020

 

 

01-23-07

07-00293

Warrant Arrest

 

 

01-24-07

07-00315

PC 626.6

 

 

01-25-07

07-00349

PC 602k

 

 

01-30-07

07-00422

UCB Rules Violation

 

 

02-03-07

07-00499

BMC 13.52.020

 

 

02-05-07

07-00522

UCB Rules Violation

 

 

02-15-07

07-00683

UCB Rules Violation

 

 

02-16-07

07-00694

PC 647(J)

 

 

02-17-07

07-01430

PC 647(j), BMC 13.52.020

 

 

02-20-07

07-00747

PC 647(J), BMC 13.52.020

 

 

02-21-07

07-00773

PC 647(J), BMC 13.52.020, PC 148

 

 

02-22-07

07-00792

PC 69

 

 

02-23-07

07-00805

BMC 14.52.020

 

 

02-23-07

07-00809

PC 626.6

 

 

02-23-07

07-00806

PC 647(J)

 

 

02-24-07

07-01353

Evidence Seizure

 

 

02-24-07

07-00827

Casualty

 

 

02-26-07

07-00844

Evidence Seizure

 

 

02-28-07

07-00880

PC 602

 

 

03-01-07

06-05538

Evidence Seizure

 

 

03-02-07

07-00922

PC 647(J)

 

 

03-02-07

07-00911

PC 647(J)

 

 

03-05-07

07-00856

Evidence Seizure

 

 

03-06-07

07-00984

PC 602k

 

 

03-06-07

07-01234

BMC 13.52.020

 

 

03-14-07

07-01117

PC 647(J), BMC 13.52.020

 

 

03-14-07

07-01127

PC 647(J), BMC13.52,020

 

 

03-14-07

07-01155

PC 626.6

 

 

03-14-07

07-01124

Dog Bite

 

 

03-17-07

107-01177

UCB Rules Violation

 

 

 

 

03-17-07

07-01173

PC 148

 

 

03-21-07

07-01257

PC 166(A)(4)

 

 

03-22-07

07-01269

PC 647(J), BMC13.52.020

 

 

03-22-07

07-01444

BMC 13.52.020

 

 

03-22-07

07-01270

UCB Rules Violation

 

 

03-28-07

07-00970

Evidence Seizure

 

 

04-01-07

07-01552

BMC 13.52.020, PC 647(j)

 

 

04-03-07

07-01429

PC 626.6

 

 

04-03-07

07-01422

PC 647(J)

 

 

04-05-07

07-01456

UCB Rules Violation

 

 

04-06-07

07-01471

PC 148, BMC 13,52.020

 

 

04-12-07

07-01573

UCB Rules Violation

 

 

04-17-07

07-01638

BMC 13.52.020

 

 

04-17-07

07-01638

Suspicious Person

 

 

04-18-07

07-01556

PC 647(J), BMC13.52.020, PC 148

 

 

04-18-07

07-01556

PC 148, PC 647(j),BMC

 

 

04-19-07

07-01674

Rules Violation

 

 

04-22-07

07-01715

Found Bicycle

 

 

04-24-07

07-01738

UCB Rules Violation

 

 

04-25-07

07-01764

UCB Rules Violation

 

 

04-25-07

07-01766

PC 602(k)

 

 

04-25-07

07-01865

UCB Rules Violation

 

 

04-25-07

07-01757

PC 148(a)(1)

 

 

04-27-07

07-01674

Evidence Seizure

 

 

04-27-07

07-01766

Evidence Seizure

 

 

04-27-07

07-01814

PC 148(a)(1), BMC

 

 

05-01-07

07-01809

PC 602(k), PC 148, HS

 

 

05-01-07

07-01875

UCB Rules Violation

 

 

05-02-07

07-01895

PC 647(f)

 

 

05-02-07

07-01909

PC 415

 

 

05-03-07

06-05538

Evidence Seizure

 

 

05-03-07

07-01917

PC 602(j), BMC 13.52.020

 

 

05-04-07

06-05538

Evidence Seizure

 

 

05-04-07

07-01935

PC 1203.2

 

 

05-04-07

07-01883

PC 1203.2

 

 

05-06-07

07-01965

PC 626.6, PC 148, BMC 13.52.020

 

 

05-06-07

07-01955

PC 626.6

 

 

05-07-07

07-01975

PC 415

 

 

05-08-07

07-01983

PC 626.6

 

 

05-08-07

07-01920

PC 1203.2

 

 

05-08-07

07-01985

PC 415

 

 

05-09-07

06-05538

Evidence seizure

 

 

05-10-07

07-02019

BMC 13.52.020

 

 

05-10-07

07-02019

Suspicious Person

 

 

05-11-07

07-02039 -

Suspicious Circumstance

 

 

05-14-07

07-02077

PC 415

 

 

05-20-07

07-02168

Animal Case/Seizure

 

 

05-22-07

67-02198

PC 647(j), PC 836.6, PC 243

 

 

05-23-07

07-02232

PC 166(a)(4)

 

 

05-24-07

07-02244

UCB Rules Violation

 

 

05-24-07

07-02251

PC 1203.2

 

 

05-25-07

07-02256

PC 211, PC 240, PC 241, PC 148, BMC
13.52.020

 

 

05-28-07

07-02293

UCB Rules Violation

 

 

05-28-07

07-02293

UCB Rules Violation

 

 

05-30-07

07-02327

PC 647(j)

 

 

 

 

06-01-07

07-02370

PC 415 C

 

 

06-01-07

07-02376

UCB Rules Violation

 

 

06-02-07

07-02389

Warrant Arrest

 

 

06-02-07

07-02393

PC 626.6

 

 

06-02-07

07-02393

PC 626.6

 

 

06-03-07

07-02403

PC 626.6

 

 

06-03-07

07-02406

Casualty via dog bite

 

 

06-03-07

07-02405

PC 148

 

 

06-05-07

07-02436

UCB Rules Violation

 

 

06-08-07

06-05538

UCB Rules Violation

 

 

06-08-07

07-02455

Suspicious Circumstance

 

 

-06-12-07

06-05538

UCB Rules Violation

 

 

06-12-07

07-02484

Located Missing Person

 

 

06-12-07

07-02508

Located Missing Person

 

 

06-13-07

07-02509

PC 602(k)

 

 

06-13-07

07-02538

Person Located

 

 

06-14-07

07-02536

UCB Rules Violation

 

 

06-14-07

07-02534

PC 653(k)

 

 

06-15-07

07-02558

Warrant Arrest

 

 

06-18-07

07-02591

PC 594

 

 

06-19-07

07-02595

UCB Rules Violation

 

 

06-23-07

07-02643

UCB Rules Violation

 

 

06-25-07

07-02657

PC 647(j), BMC 13.52.020

 

 

06-28-07

07-02702

BMC 13.52.020

 

 

06-28-07

07-02700

PC 1203.2

 

 

06-28-07

07-02757

PC l66(a)(4)

 

 

06-28-07

07-02705

PC 415.5

 

 

07-02-07

07-02821

PC 626.6 issued

 

 

07-03-07

07-02769

Person Located

 

 

07-03-07

07-02768

WI 5150

 

 

07-03-07

07-02769

Missing Person Located

 

 

07-03-07

07-02767

PC 602(a)

 

 

07-06-07

07-02822

MV 614

 

 

07-12-07

07-02899

BMC 13.52.020

 

 

07-12-07

07-02890

PC 626.6

 

 

07-15-07

07-02939

UCB Rules Violation

 

 

07-18-07

07-02989

BMC 13.52.020

 

 

07-23-07

07-03072

HS 11377

 

 

08-01-07

07-03247

BMC 13.52.020

 

 

08-01-07

07-03233

UCB Rules Violation

 

 

08-02-07

07-03108

BMC 13.52.020

 

 

08-07-07

07-03328

UCB Rules Violation

 

 

08-08-07

07-03339

BMC 13.52.020

 

 

08-09-07

07-03344

PC 1203.2

 

 

08-09-07

07-03352

UCB Rules Violation

 

 

08-09-07

07-03352

BMC 13.52.020

 

 

08-10-07

07-03371

BMC 13.52.020, PC 6470)

 

 

08-15-07

07-02890

Warrant Arrest

 

 

08-15-07

07-03433

UCB Rules Violation

 

 

08-24-07

07-03599

PC 1203.2

 

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