Reporter covering courts and justice for the Oakland Tribune and Bay Area News Group. Email me at mfraley@bayareanewsgroup.com

Hayward officer's funeral moved to Oracle Arena to accommodate mourners

mercurynews.com — Posted: 07/24/2015 05:49:07 PM PDT Updated: 07/24/2015 06:01:15 PM PDT HAYWARD -- The funeral for slain Hayward police Sgt. Scott Lunger is now planned for 10 a.m. Thursday at Oracle Arena in Oakland. Lunger, 48, of Brentwood, was fatally shot during a traffic stop early Wednesday.

Oakland man arraigned Friday for Hayward police officer killing

santacruzsentinel.com — HAYWARD >> Sgt. Scott Lunger slowly approached the driver's side door of a drunken driving suspect in a circular fashion. He was about 10 feet away with his flashlight illuminating the driver's window in the early morning darkness and his gun was holstered, when he reacted to something "disturbing," the officer who witnessed Lunger's killing told his attorney.
Jul 24, 2015

Oakland man arraigned Friday for Hayward police officer killing dlvr.it/BdRHdT

Hayward officer's funeral moved to Oracle Arena to accommodate mourners

contracostatimes.com — Posted: 07/24/2015 05:49:19 PM PDT HAYWARD -- The funeral for slain Hayward police Sgt. Scott Lunger is now planned for 10 a.m. Thursday at the Oracle Arena in Oakland. Lunger, 48, of Brentwood, was fatally shot during a traffic stop early Wednesday.

Oakland man to be arraigned Friday for Hayward police officer killing

mercurynews.com — Posted: 07/24/2015 11:38:00 AM PDT Updated: 07/24/2015 12:08:08 PM PDT HAYWARD -- Sgt. Scott Lunger slowly approached the driver's side door of a drunken driving suspect in a circular fashion. He was about 10 feet away with his flashlight illuminating the driver's window and his gun holstered when he reacted to something "disturbing", the officer who witnessed Lunger's killing told his attorney.
Jul 24, 2015

RT @insidebayarea: New details emerge as Oakland man to be arraigned today in killing of Hayward police officer. bayareane.ws/1gT4fKG pic.twitter.com/E4JZ8KfQ90

Jul 24, 2015

RT @CCTimes: New details emerge as Oakland man to be arraigned today in killing of Hayward police officer. bayareane.ws/1gT4fKG pic.twitter.com/jh8wPVrN7L

Jul 24, 2015

RT @mercnews: New details emerge as Oakland man to be arraigned today in killing of Hayward police officer. bayareane.ws/1gT4fKG pic.twitter.com/RQhbyjgx7Q

Oakland man to be arraigned Friday for Hayward police officer killing

contracostatimes.com — Posted: 07/24/2015 11:38:14 AM PDT Updated: 07/24/2015 11:46:00 AM PDT HAYWARD -- Sgt. Scott Lunger slowly approached the driver's side door of a drunken driving suspect in a circular fashion. He was about 10 feet away with his flashlight illuminating the driver's window and his gun holstered when he reacted to something "disturbing", the officer who witnessed Lunger's killing told his attorney.

Suspected cop killer to be booked into jail on murder charge as Hayward police plans funeral

mercurynews.com — By Malaika Fraley and Chris De Benedetti, Bay Area News Group Posted: 07/24/2015 06:17:40 AM PDT Updated: 07/24/2015 06:18:04 AM PDT HAYWARD -- The day after Hayward police Sgt. Scott Lunger was killed during a traffic stop by a young man with no apparent criminal past, the most vexing question remains: Why?

Suspected cop killer to be booked into jail on murder charge as Hayward police plans funeral

contracostatimes.com — Posted: 07/23/2015 02:27:17 PM PDT Updated: 07/23/2015 02:54:54 PM PDT HAYWARD -- Hayward police on Thursday afternoon are escorting the body of Sgt. Scott Lunger to the Chapel of the Chimes in anticipation of funeral services next week for the 15-year-old respected veteran fatally shot during a routine traffic stop.
Jul 24, 2015

Suspected cop killer to be booked into jail on murder charge as #Hayward police plans funeral: insidebayarea.com/breaking-news/… @malaikafraley

Jul 24, 2015

RT @CDeBenedetti: Suspected cop killer to be booked into jail on murder charge as #Hayward police plans funeral: insidebayarea.com/breaking-news/… @malaikafraley

Jul 24, 2015

RT @cathiegatison: Suspected cop killer to be booked into jail on murder charge as Hayward police plans funeral bayareane.ws/1Kn5jQE @CDeBenedetti

Former Oakland High security officer convicted of assaulting disabled teen

contracostatimes.com — Posted: 07/21/2015 03:57:40 PM PDT Updated: 07/21/2015 04:18:38 PM PDT OAKLAND -- A former Oakland High School security officer was convicted Tuesday of felony assault for beating a student in a wheelchair last year, an incident that prompted the Oakland Unified School District to start training civilian guards on the use of force.
Jul 21, 2015

RT @cathiegatison: Former Oakland High security officer convicted of assaulting disabled teen bayareane.ws/1LBqEar @malaikafraley

Reputed Oakland gang members sentenced for beating young mother to death

contracostatimes.com — Posted: 07/17/2015 01:43:08 PM PDT Updated: 07/17/2015 01:51:07 PM PDT OAKLAND -- Two suspected gang members were sentenced Friday to 15 years to life for beating a young mother to death and then setting her body on fire because she wouldn't or couldn't name the person who had robbed one of them.
Jul 17, 2015

RT @cathiegatison: Reputed Oakland gang members sentenced for beating young mother to death bayareane.ws/1J60Hzv @malaikafraley

Governor appoints two new judges in Alameda County

contracostatimes.com — Posted: 07/16/2015 03:48:49 PM PDT Updated: 07/17/2015 06:33:31 AM PDT OAKLAND -- Gov. Jerry Brown, D-Oakland, on Thursday appointed a law professor and a court commissioner to judgeships in the Alameda County Superior Court. Jeffrey S. Brand, 70, of Berkeley, was appointed to fill the vacancy created by Judge Gary Picetti's retirement.
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Jul 28, 2015

RT @demianbulwa: Terrible: We can confirm the body of Santa Cruz 8-year-old #maddymiddleton was found near the housing complex where she lived. Story to come

Jul 28, 2015

RT @CCTimes: Missing Santa Cruz girl found dead; teen reported in custody bayareane.ws/1LRh0SJ

Jul 28, 2015

RT @CHPscrz: Our hearts are broken and our deepest sympathy to the family of Madyson Middleton. We are grieving with the entire Santa Cruz community.

Jul 27, 2015

Friends of @SMCSheriff Deputy Mitch Giampaoli raising funds for costs surrounding much needed liver transplant. bit.ly/1D6HrRt

Jul 27, 2015

Families of Berkeley balcony collapse survivors issued this statement this morning: bit.ly/1VJndDz

Jul 27, 2015

Venue for #HaywardPD Sgt. Scott Lunger's funeral at 10 am Thursday has been changed to Oracle Arena. pic.twitter.com/km6O6NJ6SB

Jul 24, 2015

Venue for #HaywardPD Sgt. Scott Lunger's funeral at 10 am Thursday has been changed to Oracle Arena. pic.twitter.com/XT2QSHyON8

Jul 24, 2015

Suspected cop killer Mark Estrada did speak at arraignment. He's back in court 8/25 to enter plea. pic.twitter.com/2O9Iz7GsxE

Jul 24, 2015

Mark Estrada's family cried, hugged each other during his arraignment on murder charges in Sgt. Scott Lunger death. pic.twitter.com/2vnSiTcPBm

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