Murder suspect ruled mentally incompentent

An Alameda County judge ruled Thursday that Daniel DeWitt, the suspect in a Berkeley resident’s murder, is not mentally competent for a trial, according to the Oakland Tribune. DeWitt, who has a history of mental illness, will instead be sent to a state hospital for treatment. DeWitt’s one charge of
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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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A tragic preoccupation

CITY AFFAIRS: Blaming Occupy Oakland for North Berkeley resident Peter Cukor’s death is a baseless and misguided opinion.

Nobody can predict when events will take a turn for the worse. At a moment’s notice, a frightening situation can become a violent emergency, as it did Saturday evening when North Berkeley resident Peter Cukor was allegedly bludgeoned to death. This incident was tragic, no doubt, but speculation that the
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Murder suspect makes first court appearance

Murder suspect Daniel Dewitt was arraigned in front of his family and a crowd of spectators Wednesday in the Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse in Oakland after he was taken into custody by Berkeley police on suspicion of killing a man in North Berkeley Saturday. Dewitt was silent as Judge Sandra
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