OAKLAND -- The downtown police headquarters building, which was closed to the public most of last week to deal with damage caused by flooding, was shuttered again Thursday to complete restoration efforts and will reopen Monday, officials said.

The majority of the latest restoration, which began at 5 p.m. Thursday, will be in the lobby of the building at 455 Seventh St.

Crime reports will not be available until Monday. Vehicle release forms will be available at the Eastmont substation, 2651 73rd Ave., from 8 a.m. to noon only. Cash and business checks are the only payment options.

Public record requests can be e-mailed to opdpublicrecordsrequest@oaklandnet.com or hand delivered to Eastmont or mailed to the Public Records Request unit at 455 7th St., 3rd floor, Oakland CA 94607.

The building closed to the public last week after a third floor toilet broke causing severe flooding and damage. The third, second and first floors were damaged. The building briefly reopened but closed again after complaints about the odor and eye and throat irritation. About 50 police and civilian employees were temporarily relocated.

Cost of the cleanup, repairs and restoration work has been estimated between $100,000 to $250,000 with all but a $10,000 deductible covered by the city's insurance.



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