DA Won’t File Criminal Charges In Berkeley Balcony CollapseThe Alameda County District Attorney’s office announced Tuesday that no criminal charges will be filed in connection with a balcony collapse that killed six students in Berkeley last year.
Alameda Co. DA Warns Of Phone Scammers Claiming To Be From IRSThe Alameda County District Attorney’s Office warned people Monday about scams in which callers who claim they’re from the Internal Revenue Service or other government agencies.
More Bay Area Police Departments Interested In Getting ‘Stingray’ Cellphone Surveillance DeviceIt's called a Stingray: A cellphone surveillance device so top secret, law enforcement agencies don't even like to admit they have it. But KPIX 5 has confirmed Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose police are using Stingrays to track suspects.
Rite Aid Agrees To Pay $500,000 To Settle Prescription Claim After Undercover InvestigationsThe Rite Aid pharmacy chain has agreed to pay $500,000 to settle allegations that it failed to fully comply with rules about consulting with customers in California who receive new prescriptions.
Alameda County Prosecutor Says Man Had Motive In Fatal Shooting Of Oakland ToddlerAn Alameda County prosecutor told jurors today that a reputed gang member had the motive, means and opportunity to carry out a shooting in East Oakland three years ago that claimed the life of 3-year-old Carlos Nava and wounded two men.
Oakland Agrees To $110,000 Settlement After 2012 Fatal Police ShootingThe City of Oakland has agreed to a $110,000 settlement with the family of an 18-year-old man who was shot and killed by police during a foot chase in East Oakland.
No Criminal Charges Against Oakland Man For Brother's Fatal Shooting Prosecutors said no criminal charges will be filed against a man who struggled with his brother over a gun outside their home in North Oakland on Tuesday night before the gun went off and killed his brother.
Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits Prompts Proposal From East Bay LawmakerAn unknown number of rape kits are sitting untested in crime labs throughout California, sometimes taking months or even years to process. To help rape victims get justice, a lawmaker from the East Bay has introduced legislation to speed up the process.
Child Sex Trafficking Targeted In New Campaign On Oakland BillboardsBillboards and posters bearing the faces of former child sex trafficking victims and the stories of how they escaped a life of sexual exploitation will be popping up around Oakland as part of an extensive public awareness campaign.
Lawyer For Oakland Boy Accused In Bus Burning Wants Case in Juvenile CourtThe defense lawyer for a 16-year-old boy accused of setting a skirt-wearing teen on fire on an AC Transit bus three weeks ago said Tuesday that he will seek to have the boy prosecuted in juvenile court instead of in adult court.
Lawyer Says Teen Burned On AC Transit Bus Was PrankThe attorney for a 16-year-old Oakland boy accused of setting another teen on fire aboard an AC Transit bus earlier this month said it was not a hate crime during a court appearance on Friday.
Adult Charges, Hate Crime Clause In Case Of Teen Set Afire On AC Transit BusA teenage boy suspected of setting another teen on fire aboard an Alameda County Transit bus Monday was charged as an adult and hate crime enhancements added, according to prosecutors.