Man fatally shot in Berkeley, suspect arrested

A man was shot and killed Thursday evening in Berkeley, marking the city’s third homicide of 2012. In what police say was a targeted shooting, multiple shots were fired at two men in South Berkeley, killing Devin Whitmire, 24, and leaving the other unhurt. Police are holding 18-year-old Randall Oscar
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CITY AFFAIRS: Berkeley police Chief Michael Meehan’s decision to send an officer to a reporter’s house after midnight was wrong.

News reporters are beholden to the truth. The risk of inaccuracy is a constant concern each carries. They expect sources to inform them when mistakes of fact are discovered. But Berkeley police Chief Michael Meehan’s nighttime effort to push Oakland Tribune journalist Doug Oakley for a correction was unacceptable. Oakley
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Meeting on The Alemeda street to discuss local murder and future saftey precautions, chief of police (tall white guy) speaking

Berkeley police chief sends officer to reporter’s home

At 12:45 a.m., officer requests changes to a story at reporter's home

Berkeley Police Chief Michael Meehan ordered a sergeant to the home of a reporter around 12:45 a.m. Friday to request changes to a story that Meehan felt inaccurately portrayed him, media outlets reported this weekend. Oakland Tribune reporter Doug Oakley covered a meeting Thursday night in which Meehan and others
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Council member calls town hall meeting in wake of homicide

In the wake of a homicide that shook the Berkeley community last month, community members are coming together for a town hall meeting Thursday to discuss public safety and police response in emergency situations. The meeting was called by Berkeley City Councilmember Susan Wengraf — who represents the North Berkeley
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