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Posted inCity, Crime, Crime & Safety, Housing & Development

DA will not file criminal charges in balcony collapse case

Update: Berkeley mayor reacts to the DA’s decision — see foot of the story. Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announced Tuesday that her office will not be filing criminal charges in relation to the June 16, 2015, balcony collapse in downtown Berkeley that killed six students, and left seven others with serious injuries. The DA’s investigation […]

Posted inCrime & Safety, Housing & Development

DA hopes to find cause of water intrusion that led to Berkeley balcony collapse

The Alameda County district attorney’s office is hoping to determine the source of water intrusion that led a fifth-floor balcony to collapse in Berkeley in June, killing six and injuring seven. The tragedy at Library Gardens was an international story, due both to the number of victims who died or suffered serious injuries, and the fact […]

Posted inCrime

Library Gardens builder seeks to stop DA from examining Berkeley balcony without it being present

Segue Construction, the company that oversaw the building of Library Gardens, scene of an accident that killed six earlier this month, plans to ask a judge today to prohibit the Alameda County district attorney’s office from examining the balcony that sheared off the fifth floor June 16 unless one of its representatives is present. In a […]

Posted inCrime

DA launches criminal investigation into balcony collapse

The Alameda County district attorney’s office has launched a criminal investigation into the balcony collapse in Berkeley last week that killed six and injured seven, leaving many of the survivors with critical injuries. District Attorney Nancy O’Malley announced the investigation on Wednesday, and provided additional information about it to the media Thursday morning at a […]