Update: Occupy Oakland Injured Marine’s Condition Upgraded

Courtesy SFGate

Some good news out of Occupy Oakland. Iraq war vet, Scott Olsen, who critically injured by police during the protest Tuesday night, has been upgraded from ‘critical’ to ‘fair’ condition.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports:

Keith Shannon, Olsen’s roommate who served with him in Iraq, said doctors told him Wednesday night that Olsen was unconscious and breathing with the help of a respirator. He was initially reported to be in critical condition.

Olsen served two tours of duty in Iraq and was discharged from the military in 2010.


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Both Interim Police Chief Howard Jordan and Oakland Mayor Jean Quan are saying the incident is under investigation.

“It’s unfortunate that happened. I wish that it didn’t happen,” Jordan said. “Our goal, obviously, is not to cause injury to anyone. … We regret that this injury happened.”

Officers from 18 law enforcement agencies were on the streets of Oakland Tuesday night, and authorities said one of the questions they were investigating was whose officers were involved in the incident in which Olsen was injured. Mayor Jean Quan said officers from outside agencies had been told they had to abide by Oakland police procedures.

Olsen’s parents are flying to the Bay Area to be by their son’s side.