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2009.09.03 Today's Current News - ***NO DISCUSSIONS HERE PLEASE ***
Hasanni's foster parents say they're innocent
Thursday, September 3, 2009
The foster parents of Hasanni Campbell proclaimed their innocence outside jail, saying they had nothing to do with the 5-year-old Fremont boy's disappearance and attacking the tactics of police investigators who believe their son is dead and suspect them of being involved in his killing.
Ross told police that he last saw Hasanni on Aug. 10 outside a shoe store on Oakland's College Avenue where Campbell, the boy's aunt, works. He said he believes someone kidnapped the boy, who has cerebral palsy.
But acting Police Chief Howard Jordan said at a news conference Tuesday, "We know for a fact that Hasanni Campbell never made it to Oakland on Aug. 10 to College Avenue."
Officer Jeff Thomason, a police spokesman, said the Walmart trip is "the last time that we have independent information about Hasanni Campbell being alive."
Ross and Campbell said they were the ones who gave the police the information about the shopping trip.
"I gave them a catalog of this, and I supplied them with proof," Ross said. "I said, 'As a matter of fact, here's a receipt. Check the time-date stamp. Look at the video. You'll see him there - you'll see all of us there.' "
Ross said that after police arrested Campbell at the Union City BART Station on Friday afternoon, officers using her cell phone sent him a text message in hopes of coaxing him out of his home on Roxie Terrace in Fremont. Ross said officers with "automatic weapons" eventually ordered him outside.
"You do not destroy people, tear them down or destroy families so you can prove that you were right," Ross said.
NEW VIDEO: Investigators Believe Hasanni Campbell's Foster Parents Are Responsible For His Disappearance
Reward for Hasanni Campbell upped to $60,000
Posted: 09/03/2009 01:03:28 PM PDT
Updated: 09/03/2009 01:30:44 PM PDT
The reward for information leading to the conviction of the person or people who abducted Hasanni Campbell, the disabled Fremont boy was reported missing nearly a month ago, has jumped to $60,000, authorities said today. The Oakland Police Department's Crime Stoppers Program received $50,000 in contributions from the Alameda County supervisors and the county of San Francisco.
Alameda County Supervisors Gail Steele and Scott Haggerty initiated the move to increase the reward by $25,000 for information leading to the whereabouts of the 5-year-old boy, who was reported missing Aug. 10 from the rear driveway of Shuz of Rockridge.
Because the boy's biological parents live in San Francisco, the city's Department of Human Services has been involved in the case. The biological parents gave up custody of the children because of health and other problems, authorities have said.
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom authorized a $25,000 reward for information leading to the identification, apprehension and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the abduction of Hasanni, who has cerebral palsy and wears braces on his feet.
"We hope this award will lead to information on the whereabouts of Hasanni Campbell," Newsom said in a statement. "If you have any leads, please contact the Oakland Police Department."
"This case has touched everyone in our community and across the region and with the increased reward money we are hoping to bring closure to this case, said Oakland's acting police chief, Howard Jordan, in a statement.
Reward fund for Hasanni grows to $60,000
Thursday, September 3, 2009
(09-03) 14:05 PDT OAKLAND --A reward fund for information leading to the whereabouts of 5-year-old Hasanni Campbell has grown to $60,000 with contributions from the Alameda County Board of Supervisors and from San Francisco, police said Thursday.
Hasanni's foster father, Louis Ross, reported him missing Aug. 10, saying he last saw him outside a shoe store on College Avenue in Oakland where his fiancee and the boy's foster mother, Jennifer Campbell, works.
Oakland police arrested the Fremont couple Friday on suspicion of being involved in what they believe is the boy's killing, but the Alameda County district attorney declined to file charges.
The couple say they are innocent.
The reward fund includes $25,000 from the county supervisors; $25,000 authorized by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom; and $10,000 from Crime Stoppers.
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