Oakland police banned from amateur boxing events

OAKLAND, Calif.—Trouble at an amateur boxing match has resulted in the Oakland Police Department being banned from future events.The head of the International Association of Boxing says after a fracas at the Sacramento Radisson Friday night, Oakland police officers will be banned from fights sanctioned by the association until tape of the incident is reviewed.

Steve Fosum, the association’s president, says during a “Badge vs. Badge” fight, supporters of an Oakland police officer fighting in a bout became involved in a shouting and shoving match with dozens of spectators.

Thought it’s not clear if those involved in the shoving match were Oakland police, or friends and relatives, event organizers say the troublemakers were off-duty Oakland police officers.

A police spokesman said police did not have enough information to comment, but the department would conduct an internal investigation.


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