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in violent activity against Hell's Angels motorcycle gang members or citizens in Lakeport. Approximately thirty to forty Vagos motorcycle gang members were observed on their motorcycles moving up and down Main Street. The Vagos motorcycle riders committed various violations of the law by manipulating their motorcycles on the roadway in an unsafe manner. The Lakeport Police Department was concerned that the actions of the Vagos motorcycle street gang could escalate ~.to a violent confrontation. Because of their concerns, the Lakeport POli.~e..1.tartment reqUested. mutual assistance from the Lake County Sheriffs Departmr' , ite Clearlake Poli~.~ Department, the California Highway Patrol, and the Car ~'~a. State Park Servi ~l.,.~1 the above agencies responded to the mutual assistane . uest.

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Law enforcement maintained a presence in downtown Lakeport and a command post was established in the parking lot near the Lake County District Attorney's Office. While monitoring the Vagos motorcycle gang, a report was received from law enforcement that as many as one hundred to one hundred and fifty (100-150) Hell's Angels motorcycle gang members were traveling to the southern portion of Lake County. Law enforcement sources also produced information that the Hell's Angels could be heading to Lakeport for a confrontation with the Vagos motorcycle street gang. Multiple law enforcement sources contacted the Lake County Sgeriffs Department and reported various sightings of the Hell's Angels as that group ~<~eded towards Lake County. It was believed the approach of the Hell's Angels t,&:l"be retaliatory ~®¥e a against the Vagos. ., ~ ,} '" The prospect of one hundred to one hundr.,_eq gang members in Lakeport, or other areas of th~ unity, coupled ~~Q.. Vagos motorcycle gang members in Lakeport ¢f"e oed an environm fbr law enforcement that caused Sheriff Rivero to c~pt~iCl~rtaking necess,a teps to preserve order by keeping the motorcycle gangs sE?p~fmed.Law enforG~~eAt in the area totaled. approximately forty officers. The two"l3eting outlaw mQtQrGYclegangs far outnumbered available law enforce{ve ' n the scene. ~Q~{I'ff,iRivero was of the opinion that a confrontation between th~e!l11€l,r®rcycle angs woti'ld:f1ot be controlled by the g limited number of law enfor~e ,.e:J.personnel in the

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separation of their members diluted the presence of law enforcement and made it difficult to successfully track their activities. During the events of May 14, 2011, Sheriff Rivero was contacted by Deputy_ a membe.of he Lake County Sheriff's Department Gang Task Force (1612 ) Deputy reported to Sheriff Rivero that FBI Agent Dale Dutton advised him that the Hell's A s motorcycle gang were near Calistoga and appeared to be proceeding towards Middletown, a small town at the southern e . of Lake County. FBI Agent Dale Dutton also advised Deputy that he believe.~ Hell's Angels were proceeding to Lake County in order to confront the Vagos w motorcycle gal)9'through violent means. ~ ~V In response to the additional information fr.pf1ll~ (~uty $ ' Sheri . ~'ero directed units to respond to the southern portio . ounty to set ~\[.9adblock that would cause law enforcement to come into co :"WithHell's Ang etorcycle gang members. Sheriff Rivero made this decisio use he believed la ' enforcement would be outnumbered if both motorcycle...,g~" s were able to 'pegatein the same vicinity and they engaged in a violent~®jJlllontation. Sherif! Ifi ,0 did not direct law enforcement to detain any Heirs A els"gang member a!J3'1d'{1"&' issue any order to id not arrest Hell's Angels motorcycle,g embers without"l~,@~ble cause. At the time of Sheriff Rivero's decision, he hpQ\I', rmation of a pr~?\cfss~ult by the Hell's Angels against a Vagos motorcycl",·"'.of. The Vagos mot' ··;rClegapg had a significant , ',. --if -'\_ presence in Lake County, ongregated as a.., rp at ~[~f\1@"ar a time when one hundred to one hunds fifty Hell's Ange '~~,ere pr ' irfg toward the same vicinity. At the time S I Ri ,ff '" made ionlt®. ' ept the Hell's Angels motorcycle gang, was av$' ,I\at ~ otprJ~riders were proceeding towards the Hell's Ang.ele~·· tor<t~e ang arl,J.,(,l" take'~ evasive actions to avoid law d enforcemen ~~~ the )reedeo 0 tPlesOyj' portion of the county. , • t" ~ on,e: .t>nde of th ~ence, it appeared as if the rival outlaw mot« , e g iR S • re in'~" sn me ." 'c. ' a location in the southern portion of the fO(Jq~~l'" ris P nt a ' ~ al'r'a.' curred between the motorcycle gangs and it Vf8slwell th tion w~ known method employed by both gangs as part of their ceneo' cond Sherlff.P ivero expressed a desire to make contact with Hell's Ange ,'torcy ngs and to determine whether or not they possessed weapons t i1:"'c be or the purposes of an assault. If Sheriff Rivero discovered illegal wea ,~it w ,is,intention to arrest those persons in possession of the illegal weapons. Sherift",Ri~ did not issue a blanket order to arrest or detain any Hell's g ~ Angel because tl1e.J::~..entered County of Lake. the
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preventing a violent encounter. Law enforcement also deployed a helicopter unit to search the southern area of the county. A helicopter was deployed but the unit was unable to locate the Hell'sAngels in any area of the county. Sheriff Rivero also directed law enforcement to proceed slightly south of Lake County to conduct reconnaissance and determine whether or not the Hell's Angels motorcycle gang had stopped moving north towards Lake County. Searches by law enforcement just south of the Lake County line did not generate any contact with the Hell's Angels. It became apparent near the end of the afternoon tha4~"situation in Lak?t1fqr,t and Lake ~ounty had d!ssipated and the peri;od of an irnjA~e,nt threat ha~ p~ss f{ By early evenlng,;~~heShenff's Command Post situated a 'Cake County Dls~ot.,.; Attorn~y's office ~arking lo~was ~uspend~d and .~ff&Eff-feturned to their;~s.g.ective agencies and duties. The investigation did not dj\,,®~ that any law eot~~ment officer, supervisor, or the Dlstrlct Attorney rais~:..afly objection to t~cti!Qn taken by Sheriff Rivero to maintain peace by initiatin €t5'1,tact with the jil"'s'~ngels motorcycle gang in the southern portion of the coun ere were no arrests-or detentions of any Vagosor Hell's Angels gang member~, On June 4,2011, it wasJ'ed that the Hell's~ s and the Vagos outlaw motorcycle gangs met at KonQG. sta Resort and Cat ,i'i'10 near Lakeport, California and engaged in a violent confrobt~Hoh. A Vagos motor :.13 gang member was assaulted by members of the Hell's,At!~:els and a positive~.iEl~,fificatio.~~off attackers was made the by the use of video su[Vei"llance tape. The Lage'"County."~:tleriff'sDepartment submitted reports to the Lake CO~fi-ltY £?i$tr.i~t Attom~"'£ffice/wH~'4~ r~commendation for prosecution. TO cj( no .ch~,r,ies~ ave enfil~d aga.ilhstthe alleged perpetrators of h the assault. S iver~{pllowed tt . j about the filing of th rQ.~ d that c!\ tat t did Jl! ,t~sult in any additional action by the District h\t y's 01tli,€ pro~' the s,Lfs:lZ-ects.
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should be given a priority within the county. The investigation disclosed that after the incidents of May 14,2011, there was no debriefing held among law enforcement personnel, department heads, chiefs, or Sheriff Rivero. There was a consensus among staff interviewed during the investigation that a debriefing after events would be appropriate to resolve problems that emanated from the incident. A debriefing would also identify areas of training to improve a law enforcement response in the event of a similar incident in the future. Interviews

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At approximately 1612 hours Sheriff Rivero received a phone call from Deputy that he had confirmation from an FBI Agent (Dale Dutton) of the Hell's Angels movement in Calistoga, progressing toward Lake County. Deputy also informed Sheriff Rivero that the intent of the Hell's Angels was to fight the Vagos group. (This report was a second confirmation that felony activity could be anticipated if the gangs were allowed to meet in Lake County). . Based on the totality of the evidence of an impending vioJ...:nt assault between rival outlaw motorcycle gangs (with a history of violence towar;8.~ch other), and confirmation from a reliable law enforcement officer, Sherift..lt~~() believed his ~~.~ of 43 peace officers would be unable to control a major fig~..lilure to maintain tH~ . peace could have resulted in innocent citizens receivitt~~juries. Sheriff Rivero requested all available unltst . fif and intercept t~.:~e'll's Angels before the Vagos gang could reach the . gels. The Va, Qs\g,~ng had a head start and were progressing at unknown s~.. 'S to the south.. '1l!oalwas to place law enforcement between the two riv§i~:g~figsand rnalntajn.th eace. It was the intent of Sheriff Rivero ~~.oP and question ~e~eers of the Hell's Angels gang to learn their intentions a.[14. check them for w,~~·p·~'hs. Illegal weapons would be confiscated and those inpos§€ssion of the we~RQ.ii~Would arrested. The be Sheriff intended to suggest the.H~'ll~~"Angelsurn arouh'Gi:~\."'r t When law enforcement~~ffed the county n~E\ tl"le'y did not encounter the Hell's Angels or the Vagos outlaw' aJrcycle gangs. U . ~~re deJ:ailed try and locate the to gangs in case they met ~~ ere to fight eacl:lr . A re~eft was placed for a police helicopter to help in I ti·· the rival gangs. ~fi'en the 'g>pterconducted a search it did not locate the gan ~e~thern ~®'\e~!t®n s terminated by I~te afternoon ~nd .tb~.mmanqt~:s{ anJLtR~;peratIO' s ' Clearlakewere terminated by early evenlngA~ ~_, "".... ~ . . The S~e\iff re o'~.d 1n~t ?~urte 4, ~Q,0He. two gangs finally encountered each other 1~~~1\,€ouQt~ ...noctl~]Zt~eso a'~ C~SInO~ and.membersOf. oth ga~gs b engag?e~-Q""'§ phy~~1 mercaW~ at lee e Shenff to Identifysuspects Involved In the ass8<lj~.s~.1he;&herftfl>s Ef~bmittE;..~'U quest for charges to be filed by the District offi ~n~Df t~e '0 ccr .... ~)have been filed .

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was concerned about the size of the Vagos motorcycle gang and their violations of the lahw'bi~cfilud,ingriving infractions committed in their presence. J d &1 reported to t e ne Ing group that the Vagos motorcycle gang refused to obey the orders of the Lakeport Police Department. During the briefing, discussion was had about the reason the Vagos motorcycle gang was in Lakeport and provided details about the Vagos motorcycle gang member that was beaten by associates of.the Hell's Angels in Lakeport.

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As a result of the briefing, a strategy was formulated th.at~'1luded setting up barricad~s on .~ain Street to re~uce tr.affic and control th~ ~m~rcycles. Captain~~ Bauman Identified Lakeport Police Chief Rasmussen, SQe(.I~lvero, Clearlake ce Chief Clausen, District Attorney Anderson, members Q,fiF1'e~california High ~, . trol and a canine handler from the California State p'irkag~epartment as bei ent during the above portion of the briefing, and wh ,~e ,Jl)lanwas mad~".~. .• trict the flow of traffic on Main Street. According to Captain . an, there was<lQJlob1ection to the plan as outlined above.

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monitor the remaining Vagos gang members), Captain Bauman thought, based on radio traffic, that Sheriff Rivero intended to stop the Hell's Angels from entering Lake County, Captain Bauman did riot discuss the incident with St1eriffRivero~~riorto Sheriff Rivero departing for the southern area-of the county, Captain Bauman continued to monitor radio traffic and determined some units were positioned near the southern county line to observe the Hell's Angels' arrival. ~adio traffie later confirmed that no Hell's Angels motorcycles were spotte~1'Ueririg Lake County and no stops were initiated by any law enforcement personnel. . r: When the initial order was given by Sheriff Rivero to.r(.;l~~~erSonnel to so.Y{Q~rn Lake County, the Comm~nd Post was still mann~d by G_t~i'e~",~asmussen: DistrisfJ"' Attorney And~rsodn, andb'%t' 7 t Sih n:ffARt,that:Imde"9.:?~:taJncBatu~aBn ~t~§'el'.alltdhat did any person raise an 0 jec Ion 0 en ivero s~ ~G\slon, ap am aU,pJ;.~lQ)ue leve there was a consensus to proceed to the southerr~~'ar:t~ofthe county.• n.,t~"qero prevent L t a violent outbreak. Captain Bauman noted whep~ enforcement.Qr9d~€ded to their patrol units that members of the District Att9@E)9''S In'4~stigation ynit"\vere apart of the group of law enforcement personnel. C~,t~ii"Bauman did not ~ (,alllthe District Attorney issue any order for his pers~~l~o refrain from p~' atinq in the events at the southern portion of the cou:~y,

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DistriQ,fQbrne cm)l.nder n\vas int lewed and confirmed he was present at the Co ~PO~' p in tlq ing I . e District Attorney's Office. District ~tt?r " 'Iii.'" er~o~~ . pres . the nd PO,stduri~g portions of the Lakeport In~1 ~i'hcl'ln ~flqe tim n Sh~f"ff~lvero detalle~ units to t~e ~outhern po.rtlon of 'Iak. unt ef Ret senjl'l'ld,Qthers present raised no objection to Sheriff Ri~.e~o's"'" on t~ ylaw e"~.ts?Jcement.Chief Rasrnussenwas pleased with the effort enfo~~ ent ir:'_1..a.,keport because he believed the active response, includ e b~f, Q "aes, e,tf~~9~)3IYreduced the Vagos motorcycle gang members activities al'}d'<'O;_ .d addJti~n'al protection to ~akeport residents. ~fter the incident, ~ press relea5e_~as IS~l!~by the Lakeport Police Department and In that release, Chief Rasmussen offe\l~:~,t\,i.§Jappreciation to Sheriff Rivero and the Lake County Sheriffs' Department for a~[ing his agency.

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