Reporter covering Alameda County courts and justice for the East Bay Times, Oakland Tribune and Bay Area News Group.

Parents of suspect slain by Newark police sue city and officer in federal court

mercurynews.com — The civil rights lawsuit filed this week by the parents of Union City resident Teodoro 'Teo' Valencia Jr. alleges that Officer Conrad Rodgers shot Valencia in the back without giving him the opportunity to surrender, contrary to the Newark Police Department's account of the March 11 shooting that's being investigated by the Alameda County District Attorney's Office.

Parents of suspect slain by Newark police sue city and officer in federal court

eastbaytimes.com — The civil rights lawsuit filed this week by the parents of Union City resident Teodoro 'Teo' Valencia Jr. alleges that Officer Conrad Rodgers shot Valencia in the back without giving him the opportunity to surrender, contrary to the Newark Police Department's account of the March 11 shooting that's being investigated by the Alameda County District Attorney's Office.

Oakland: DA says witnesses to anti-crime activist's killing are scared to take stand

mercurynews.com — By Malaika Fraley, mfraley@bayareanewsgroup.com Posted: 08/22/2016 03:40:09 PM PDT Updated: 08/22/2016 04:05:31 PM PDT OAKLAND -- Testimony began Monday in the trial for two reputed gang members accused of killing an Oakland neighborhood anti-crime activist in 2013 for following them and filming them with her cell phone.

Oakland: DA says witnesses to anti-crime activist's killing are scared to take stand

eastbaytimes.com — Posted: 08/22/2016 03:40:12 PM PDT Updated: 08/22/2016 03:41:07 PM PDT OAKLAND -- Testimony began Monday in the trial for two reputed gang members accused of killing an Oakland neighborhood anti-crime activist in 2013 for following them and filming them with her cell phone.

Police: Antioch squatters found with stolen credit cards suspected in identity theft ring

mercurynews.com — By Malaika Fraley, mfraley@bayareanewsgroup.com Posted: 08/20/2016 03:09:25 PM PDT ANTIOCH -- Antioch police say they arrested two people involved in a large scale identity theft ring after finding them squatting in a vacant house with stolen bank cards, checks, and more.

Police: Antioch squatters found with stolen credit cards suspected in identity theft ring

eastbaytimes.com — Posted: 08/20/2016 03:09:28 PM PDT ANTIOCH -- Antioch police say they arrested two people involved in a large scale identity theft ring after finding them squatting in a vacant house with stolen bank cards, checks, and more.

Oakland man sentenced for killing security guard tied to former Black Muslim Temple

mercurynews.com — By Malaika Fraley, mfraley@bayareanewsgroup.com Posted: 08/19/2016 04:46:22 PM PDT OAKLAND -- A 57-year-old Oakland man was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison for fatally stabbing a security guard tied to the now-defunct Black Muslim Temple in 2014. Jessie James Taylor pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter for killing Francis Nwagbo, 35, on the 600 block of 31st Street on Feb.

Oakland man sentenced for killing security guard tied to former Black Muslim Temple

eastbaytimes.com — Posted: 08/19/2016 04:46:28 PM PDT OAKLAND -- A 57-year-old Oakland man was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison for fatally stabbing a security guard tied to the now-defunct Black Muslim Temple in 2014. Jessie James Taylor pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter for killing Francis Nwagbo, 35, on the 600 block of 31st Street on Feb.

Oakland: Drug dealer sentenced to 15 years prison for killing rival

eastbaytimes.com — Posted: 08/19/2016 03:25:18 PM PDT OAKLAND -- An Oakland man suspected of killing a rival drug dealer over sales in his turf was sentenced Friday to 15 years in state prison. Michael Enoch, 35, pleaded no contest in April to voluntary manslaughter with the use of a firearm in the Feb.

Oakland: Drug dealer sentenced to 15 years prison for killing rival

mercurynews.com — By Malaika Fraley, mfraley@bayareanewsgroup.com Posted: 08/19/2016 03:25:08 PM PDT OAKLAND -- An Oakland man suspected of killing a rival drug dealer over sales in his turf was sentenced Friday to 15 years in state prison. Michael Enoch, 35, pleaded no contest in April to voluntary manslaughter with the use of a firearm in the Feb.
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Aug 29, 2016

Sonny Anderson found guilty of murder 2 for killing Ivan Cruz, 14, in #SanLorenzo #hitandrun

Aug 25, 2016

RT @NewsByNight: 'I wanted out of the game': 20yo #Oakland woman tells jury how she was raped, tortured at knifepoint:  http://bit.ly/2bCIKzM  @malaikafraley

Aug 25, 2016

@dungyscolts waiting to hear if there was a verdict today. They had to sub in an alternate juror this week

Aug 20, 2016

RT @pacificanews: Father of Newark woman accused of cyberstalking Kris Jenner, Kardashian family speaks out: The father of a Newark…  http://m.tbnn.it/M4SPjK 

Aug 18, 2016

@BlakeLawrence no retrial date yet, I think we will know what's next once the attorneys meet in a couple weeks

Aug 17, 2016

Today I'm at trial of Sonny Anderson, accused of killing #SanLorenzo High frosh Ivan Cruz, 14, in 2014 hit and run. https://t.co/Bb1xPJvog8


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