Parent cited for allegedly choking AHS football coach
Police cited Kevin Harvell, 40, of Oakland on a misdemeanor battery charge Wednesday and released him shortly after the incident occurred. He is slated to go to court to face the charge in February.
Alameda Police Lt. Bill Scott said Harvell had come to talk with the coach, who one bystander said is the defensive coach for Alameda High’s varsity football team, because the coach had yelled at his son during last Friday’s football game. The conversation escalated into an argument and, police said, Harvell choked the coach.
Scott said other coaches and players who were on Thompson Field for practice Wednesday afternoon stepped in to break things up. Police were called at 4:45 p.m. at the coach’s request.
Scott said the coach wasn’t injured but that he suffered a ripped shirt.