Authorities say the Oakland man accused of using a ceramic pot to beat and kill a 67-year-old Berkeley man outside his home earlier this year has attacked and broken the jaw of a deputy.
The family of Peter Cukor claims that police failed to correctly prioritize his call before he was bludgeoned to death.
Police Chief Michael Meehan said he thinks his officers responded appropriately to the situation that led to the death of 67-year-old business management consultant Peter Cukor outside his home on Feb. 18.
An Alameda man was charged with murder Wednesday for allegedly killing a Berkeley hills homeowner with a flowerpot on Saturday night, according to court documents.
The man accused of killing a Berkeley hills man outside his home Saturday night is scheduled to make an appearance in court Wednesday. Berkeley police acknowledge that they did not immediately roll out to the 911 call at the home of 67-year-old Peter Cukor because they were gearing up for an occupy protest.
Berkeley police acknowledge they didn’t immediately respond to a call in the hills that would eventually result in last Saturday’s homicide, because they were planning for an Occupy protest headed to UC Berkeley.
A 23-year-old Alameda man is in jail on suspicion of murder after police say he fatally attacked another man outside the man’s home in the Berkeley hills.
Fire investigators were touring two damaged homes after a blaze Wednesday night overtook the structures and forced the evacuation of more than a dozen other Berkeley Hills residences.
Firefighters were battling a 2-alarm fire in the Berkeley Hills Tuesday night.
Twenty years ago Thursday, a hillside fire blown out of control by hot, dry winds killed 25 people and destroyed more than 3,000 homes in the Oakland and Berkeley hills.