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

DA will not file criminal charges in balcony collapse case

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley (center) with office spokeswoman Teresa Drenick (right) and Chief Assistant District Attorney Kevin Dunleavy on June 25, 2015 when they announced they were launching a criminal investigation into the June 16 Berkeley balcony collapse. Photo: Emilie Raguso Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley (center) with office spokeswoman Teresa Drenick […]

Posted inCrime & Safety, Housing & Development

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

A balcony at Library Gardens in downtown Berkeley collapsed in June, killing six. Photo: Emily Dugdale 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, […]

Posted inCrime

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

Segue Construction, which built Library Gardens, scene of an accident that killed six on June 16, 2015, will ask a judge to issue a restraining order preventing the DA’s office from examining the two balconies unless one of their representatives is present. Photo: David Yee Segue Construction, which built Library Gardens, scene of an accident […]

Posted inCrime

DA launches criminal investigation into balcony collapse

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley (center) with office spokeswoman Teresa Drenick (right) and Chief Assistant District Attorney Kevin Dunleavy. Photo: Emilie Raguso Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley (center) with office spokeswoman Teresa Drenick (right) and Chief Assistant District Attorney Kevin Dunleavy. Photo: Emilie Raguso The Alameda County district attorney’s office has launched a […]