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Posted inCommunity, Crime & Safety

City seeks rejection of wrongful death lawsuit against police; celebrity pathologist disputes cause of death

Supporters of the Kayla Moore wrongful death lawsuit protested in Berkeley on Tuesday. Photo: Daniel McPartlan Attorneys for the city of Berkeley have asked a U.S. District Court judge to reject a wrongful death lawsuit filed in 2014 by the father of a transgender woman who died in police custody in 2013. Representatives for both parties are […]

Posted inCity, Community, Crime & Safety

Mental health calls #1 drain on Berkeley police resources

Thirty-five percent of calls to the Berkeley Police Department are for people who are having a mental health crisis. Here, police officers restrained a man who was later taken for a mental health evaluation as two mental health workers (left), try to calm him down. Photo: Emilie Raguso Responding to people with mental health issues […]

Posted inCity, Crime & Safety, Schools

‘Double header’ council meetings set for Tuesday, protests also planned

Family members of Kayla Moore have said they are fighting for justice after her death in police custody in 2013 (file photo). Photo: Emilie Raguso Family members of Kayla Moore have said they are fighting for justice after her death in police custody in 2013 (file photo). Photo: Emilie Raguso After canceling its regular session last week, […]

Posted inCommunity, Crime, Crime & Safety

Community comes out for NAACP forum on alleged racial profiling by police

The father of Kayla Moore, who died in police custody last year, was one of many community members to attend a forum Saturday, May 10, about perceived racial profiling by the Berkeley Police Department. Photo: Emilie Raguso More than 100 community members turned out to the Berkeley Public Library over the weekend to share or hear stories […]

Posted inCity, Crime & Safety

Berkeley slapped with lawsuit over Kayla Moore’s death

Kayla Moore’s sister, Maria, and father, Arthur, spoke before the City Council last year. Photo: Emilie Raguso Kayla Moore’s sister, Maria, and father, Arthur, spoke before the City Council last year. Photo: Emilie Raguso Berkeley police used excessive force when attempting to arrest Kayla Moore and declined to give her mouth-to-mouth resuscitation when she stopped […]

Posted inCrime & Safety

Coroner, police deliver reports on Xavier Moore death

Kayla Moore’s sister, Maria, and father, Arthur, at a rally Tuesday night to demand more information about Moore’s in-custody death. The coroner released its report on the cause of death today. Photo: Emilie Raguso Xavier (Kayla) Moore died because of “acute combined drug intoxication,” according to the Alameda County Coroner’s report released today. The coroner […]