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

CHP nude photo scandal: Defense attorneys, prosecutors reviewing all cases involving trio of officers

mercurynews.com — Contra Costa and Alameda county prosecutors, public defenders and private attorneys are reviewing active and old cases linked to three California Highway Patrol officers embroiled in a nude photo sharing probe to determine whether they should be dismissed or revisited, this newspaper learned Wednesday. Second case dismissed.

CHP nude photo scandal: Defense attorneys, prosecutors reviewing all cases involving trio of officers

contracostatimes.com — Contra Costa and Alameda county prosecutors, public defenders and private attorneys are reviewing active and old cases linked to three California Highway Patrol officers embroiled in a nude photo sharing probe to determine whether they should be dismissed or revisited, this newspaper learned Wednesday. Second case dismissed.

Women sue Alameda County jail over conditions, alleged harassment

contracostatimes.com — Posted: 10/28/2014 03:29:52 PM PDT OAKLAND -- Four women are suing Alameda County on allegations they suffered harassment and inhumane conditions at the Santa Rita Jail after being arrested at a February protest.

Pleasanton: Steven Carlson murder case in the hands of the jury

contracostatimes.com — Posted: 10/28/2014 04:32:24 PM PDT OAKLAND -- Jury deliberations begin Wednesday at the trial for a 46-year-old homeless man linked by DNA evidence to his freshman classmate's brutal killing in Pleasanton 30 years ago.

Pleasanton: Steve Carlson made no admissions in video played during murder trial

contracostatimes.com — Posted: 10/27/2014 04:05:17 PM PDT Updated: 10/27/2014 05:28:08 PM PDT OAKLAND -- The evidence portion of the Steven Carlson trial concluded Monday with testimony from a Pleasanton police detective who interviewed the transient in 2011 days before he was charged with the 1984 murder of 14-year-old Tina Faelz.

Pleasanton: Steve Carlson made no admissions in video played during murder trial

mercurynews.com — Posted: 10/27/2014 04:05:00 PM PDT OAKLAND -- The evidence portion of the Steven Carlson trial concluded Monday with testimony from a Pleasanton police detective who interviewed the transient in 2011 days before he was charged with the 1984 murder of 14-year-old Tina Faelz.

Judge dismisses murder charges in Berkeley man's killing

contracostatimes.com — Posted: 10/25/2014 02:47:21 PM PDT Updated: 10/25/2014 02:52:03 PM PDT OAKLAND -- An Alameda County judge on Thursday dismissed murder charges that had been filed against a woman in connection with a Berkeley man's killing in February, according to court records.

Man sentenced to life in tattoo party shooting in San Leandro

contracostatimes.com — Posted: 10/25/2014 02:51:32 PM PDT HAYWARD -- The last of three men convicted of murdering three people outside a San Leandro warehouse party in 2011 was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Aaron Stewart, 22, received the same sentence that his co-defendants Anthony Perry, 24, and Paul Stevenson, 23, received earlier this month.

Warrant: CHP officer says stealing nude photos from female arrestees a ‘game’ for cops

knoxnews.com — MARTINEZ, Calif. - The California Highway Patrol officer accused of stealing nude photos from a DUI suspect's phone told investigators that he and his fellow officers have been trading such images for years, in a practice that stretches from its Los Angeles office to his own Dublin station, according to court documents obtained by the Contra Costa Times Friday.

Alameda County recognizes domestic violence victims and survivors

contracostatimes.com — Posted: 10/24/2014 04:54:32 PM PDT Updated: 10/24/2014 05:05:18 PM PDT OAKLAND -- Dozens of people gathered in front of the Alameda County Administration Building on Friday to honor and remember victims and survivors of domestic violence in recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
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Oct 29, 2014

The Steven Carlson jury has gone home the day and will resume deliberations in the morning.

Oct 29, 2014

I'm hopping on the bandwagon for Game 7! Little me was more interested in sports than the adult version. Go Giants! pic.twitter.com/UCRFfg674c

Oct 29, 2014

RT @RobSchneider: There is nothing in sports more exciting than a game seven in the World Series!

Oct 29, 2014

Steven Carlson's mistrial motion denied today, jury still deliberating.

Oct 29, 2014

Steven Carlson's attorney is making a motion for a mistrial today, alleging improper argument by prosecutor.

Oct 27, 2014

RT @abc7newsBayArea: Police pulled over and arrested a woman who was driving while wearing a #HelloKitty costume: abc7ne.ws/1wD8ps2 pic.twitter.com/JHlS782JLt

Oct 27, 2014

Last day of testimony in Steven Carlson trial including defendant's account of meth addiction mercurynews.com/crime-courts/c…

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