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Berkeley Death in Police Custody Was Accidental, Probe Concludes

May 7, 2013 | 8:00 am

Berkeley Death in Police Custody Was Accidental, Probe Concludes

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by Alex Emslie The in-custody death of a Berkeley resident, which has fueled speculation about police conduct and calls for transparency, was accidental and due to acute combined drug intoxication, according to documents released late last Friday. Kayla Moore, a transgender woman who family members say was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, stopped breathing while she […]

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Berkeley Commission Probes Police Role in Transgender Woman’s Death

March 28, 2013 | 4:38 pm

Berkeley Commission Probes Police Role in Transgender Woman’s Death

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by Alex Emslie Paranoid, schizophrenic and transgender, Kayla Moore followed a difficult path through life. That path ended abruptly when she died after Berkeley Police took her into custody the night of Feb. 12. Now the Berkeley Police Review Commission wants to know exactly how Moore died and what it might mean for the way […]

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The Case of the Berkeley Police Chief and His Son’s Stolen iPhone

May 24, 2012 | 3:21 pm

The Case of the Berkeley Police Chief and His Son’s Stolen iPhone

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On March 9, after midnight, Berkeley Police Chief Michael Meehan sent his department’s public information officer to the home of a reporter, with instructions that she should press him to make changes to a story he’d written that was appearing online. That incident, for which Meehan apologized, is the subject of an outside investigation ordered […]

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March 16, 2012 | 3:45 pm

Berkeley to Investigate Police Chief Over Spokesperson’s Late-Night Visit to Reporter; Read Complaint From Berkeley Police Association

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As reported on Berkeleyside, Interim City Manager Christine Daniel today released a statement that “on Monday of this week, the City retained the firm of Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai to conduct an investigation into the events of March 8th and 9th involving Chief of Police Michael K. Meehan. That process will be conducted to its […]

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March 12, 2012 | 4:51 pm

Berkeleyside Gives Us the Lowdown on Uproar Over Late-Night Police Visit to Reporter

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Regarding the strange doings in Berkeley concerning Police Chief Michael Meehan and Oakland Tribune reporter Doug Oakley, Frances Dinkelspiel of our news associate Berkeleyside broke it all down for KQED’s Sarah Baughn this morning. Here’s the interview… On Thursday Mar 8 there was a very contentious meeting about the way Berkeley police responded to a […]

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