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"I'm Tara Siler Vallejo police released dramatic body camera footage today of a man killed in a Taco Bell drive-thru last month. Kikuchi Alex Emslie reports the death of bay area rapper Willie McCoy has drawn intense criticism of the Vallejo police department, which has a high rate of officer involved shootings the footage shows McCoy apparently asleep in the driver's seat of his car parked in the drive through lane on the evening of February ninth a Taco Bell employee called nine one one police arrived and noticed a handgun McCoy's lap. When he woke up and reached forward, six officers open fire, civil rights attorney, John Burroughs says McCoy's family plans to file a lawsuit was pretty shocking in a young, man. You know, just slaughtered. It did not appear. There was justification for the shooting when it took place. Police say McCoy reach for the gun before half a dozen officers. Open fire. The officers involved have been cleared to return to duty autopsy and toxicology results are pending as an investigation by the district attorney's office. I'm Alex Emslie news, San Francisco, and Santa Clara counties had some of the lowest arrest rates in the state K cuties Julie small reports, that's according to a new report today from the nonpartisan public policy institute of California. The report analyze the most recent data from two thousand sixteen it showed that Santa Clara county had about twenty five hundred arrests for every one hundred thousand residents San Francisco county also had a very low arrest rate. Both counties were far below the statewide average of about thirty five hundred researchers say a lot of factors driving arrests, including crime rates demographics, law enforcement staffing and the need to reduce crowding in the jails. The report found that the two bay area counties. Follow a general trend in California of urban counties. Reporting lower arrest rates than rural ones, I'm Julie small K Q E D news officials in Alameda, and Santa Clara counties are reporting two new cases of measles when she is very contagious. K cuties khloe Veldman reports the Santa Clara county health department has confirmed. A new measles case. The third this month all three involved international travel. Meanwhile, Alameda County health officials are warning people who ate at sourced barbecue and spirits in Livermore last Saturday that they might have been exposed to measles. Interim Alameda County health officer Eric upon says someone with measles visiting from the county region dined at the restaurant that night, we are increasingly seeing larger outbreaks across the country, more and more cases in California as well. As the California Department of public health says there have been sixteen confirmed measles cases reported statewide this ship these. These new cases bringing the total to eighteen last year. There were twenty one in total. I'm clubby Veldman K Cutie news more public officials in the south bay have signed nondisclosure agreements with Mountain View based Google as the tech giant plans to expand south to San Jose twenty-seven valley transportation authority officials and contractors sign in as the V ta says the agency wanted to understand more about Google's proposed mega campus near BART's planned extension to dirt on station. Grace hostile is tracking this story for San Jose spotlight. I think people are really concerned about transparency here because you are talking about public officials and public funds and Google the private corporation, and you know, it it really does a lot. When public entities are signing a nondisclosure agreements with private corporations about information that really should be available to public to watchdog groups are suing the city of San Jose after elected officials also signed Indy as with Google Cal train af-..
"alex emslie" Discussed on KQED Radio
"It's weedy news. I mean, akin the real vista police department in Solano county recently disciplined, two officers one for excessive use of force in both for dishonesty one case involved police violently arresting a woman who called nine one one about her car alarm going off the disclosures to cake and the bay area news group are the result of a new state law that unseal certain internal investigations of police misconduct. He Cutie reporter, Alex Emslie has been gathering some of these records, and Alex the case of the woman who repeatedly called nine one one sounds like an arrest gone wrong and an attempt by officers to avoid the repercussions of that that was the charge involving dishonesty. Yeah. It does these officers had been responding and other officers from the Rio vista police department had been responding over the past week. This was just in late September two this woman's home. She'd been calling nine one one. Reporting people messing with her car stalking around her house messing with a garden hose. But when police showed up they never really found anything sometimes she wouldn't answer the call backs. And so these two officers man Lee, and the more senior officer Natalie Rafferty made a plan to arrest or the next time she called and that was on September thirtieth. They showed up at her home. They made the arrest, but it quickly became somewhat of a struggle during the course of that arrest, Catherine jinks who was the arrest. He was severely bitten by a police dog. That was I guess accidentally released during this struggle, and while she was being handcuffed. I spoke to Catherine jank's and her longtime boyfriend David Riley late last week. This is something that Catherine jinks is still struggling with. She felt like she could lose her arm. I still have my arm. She was calling them for help. And they ended up brutalizing her. So where was the violation of dishonesty at least in terms of Natalie Rafferty, the internal investigation found that she did not heed the direction of her supervisors and attempted to charge Catherine jinks with felony for allegedly biting her and officer Lee as they were trying to get her under control officer M Natalie Rafferty submitted photographs as part of that criminal charging decision that they were proposing of their alleged injuries. I've seen these photographs you can't see any visible injury on on their bodies. And that's what the internal investigation found as well. And now officer Rafferty faces termination, Alex, what are you learning by getting these records from Rio vista and other police departments for somebody like me who spent several years looking at? Police accountability and transparency around law enforcement in California. This is a never before seen peek into what is really a hidden world of police discipline police misconduct and the investigations that follow when we put these stories out. We're kind of correcting what might be a blind spot in the criminal Justice system, in some cases. In a previous case that we reported on the district attorney didn't know about the follow-up misconduct investigation and has since reopened a criminal inquiry looking if there may be criminal charges that should apply to the officer involved in that case that was a very surprising impact. Because I think we usually think that these different arms of the criminal Justice system that they're in communication that they talk to each other. But because there's been so much secrecy for so long. Sometimes prosecutors don't know what police departments do. Well, I know you'll keep at it Wheaties, Alex Emslie. Thanks. Thank you..
"alex emslie" Discussed on KQED Radio
"President shouldn't have to any of these things alone. But Democrats are failing to work with the president. He's laid out in number of different pieces of legislation that congress could have easily address these problems. Trump also says it's unclear whether the fourteenth amendment applies to people who are living in the US illegally Windsor Johnston. NPR news, Washington US stocks continue to climb the Dow's up three hundred twenty three points. One point three percent at twenty five thousand one hundred ninety nine the NASDAQ is up two point three percent. And the s&p is up one and a half percent from Washington. This is NPR news. He's from K Q E D news. I'm Tiffany Cam. High law enforcement are conducting extra patrols on the couch campus after it was revealed that the man suspected in a spate of mail bombs searched online for the term UC Berkeley library ARCE was arrested last week for allegedly sending bombs to political opponents of Donald Trump. You see police say there's no reason to believe any explosive have been sent the university, but canine trained and explosive detection are continuing to make routine checks of incoming mail and police are making extra checks of library facilities to ensure public safety. San Francisco's long running debate over its jails and the inmates who fill them continues with difficult choices on the horizon. Cuties, Alex Emslie reports city officials described county jail four in the dilapidated hall of Justice that slated for demolition as a conundrum sheriff Vicki Hennessy recently, described it another way county jail four is an embarrassment. It's an embarrassment to the city. It's been three years since supervisors unanimously rejected plans for a new jail under intense opposition to the project, but even as new programs have diverted hundreds more people away from jail the total number of inmates remains pretty much stagnant. Some officials including the mayor are considering renting about three hundred cells from Alameda County, which the sheriff opposes the cities remaining choices continue to reduce incarceration, even as the city's population and police force grow or renovate currently closed jail facility in San Bruno. I'm Alex Emslie cake. You you news. There's. More news on our Facebook and Twitter..
Trump threatens to cut aid to Honduras over migrants
"To stay in its customs union. But maize government says that's not a long term solution. There were reports the EU is with. Willing to extend the transition period by a year in exchange for British concessions on the border issue for NPR news. I'm Teri Schultz in Brussels on Wall Street, the Dow was down more than two hundred points. This is NPR from news. I'm Brian watt. The family of Redwood City man who died two weeks ago after a confrontation with San Mateo county sheriff's deputies. He's calling for video of the incident to be released cake. Alex Emslie reports deputies responded to a busy street in Millbrook on October third and approached a man who was dodging in and out of traffic, a deputy reports using a taser and dispatch audio and another deputy later says pepper spray was also used. Multiple tasers deployments. Oh, Kobe was later pronounced dead. His sister Abella Okabe says her family needs to see videos taken from sheriff's dashboard cameras. We will never get him back. And so we are just begging for the opportunity to be able to not have him murdered again by not knowing what happened to Kobe says her brother struggled with mental illness, but had been stable for about a decade San Mateo county's district. Attorney says he'll release the videos as soon as all witnesses have been interviewed.
US Appeals Court Upholds California Bullet Stamping Law
"President Trump's determination divall through China trade reform campaign other presidents. Have said it whispered ever stayed with, he's staying with China has announced, sixty, billion dollars of retaliatory tariffs it would impose on US goods including Honey coffee and farm products. If Trump makes good on its threat to impose. Additional tariffs on Chinese goods the Trump administration has already slapped at twenty five percent tax on thirty four billion dollars worth of Chinese goods Wall Street. Was higher by the closing bell the Dow gaining one hundred thirty six points ten today at twenty five thousand. Four hundred sixty two the NASDAQ was up by nine points ending the day at seventy eight twelve and the s. and. P. five hundred was, up thirteen, points to. Close at twenty eight forty you're listening to NPR news from Washington from news I'm Tara Siler a federal appellate court based in San Francisco is upholding to California gun laws cake cuties Alex Emily Early reports twenty thirteen state law requires that new. Types of semiautomatic pistols include technology the stamps the gun serial number make and model on the casing of each. Bullet fires gun rights organizations filed suit arguing, that no manufacturers are using technology so the law announced to a defacto ban a majority of ninth. Circuit court of appeals judges has ruled that just because gun makers aren't including the so-called bullets stamping feature it doesn't mean that they can't and California has a compelling interest. In gun related crimes in a separate ruling the. Court also upheld a twenty fifteen law that banned civilians permitted to carry concealed handguns from doing so on, school grounds Retired police officers are still allowed to carry concealed weapons in schools. I'm Alex Emslie. Cake CUNY news San Francisco, is officially opening another.
Devastating wildfires a "new normal" for California, governor says
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Nora raum. A federal appeals court dealt a blow today to President. Trump's attempt to withhold money from cities that refuse to cooperate with immigration enforcement, Alex Emslie of member station k. q. e. d. reports, San Francisco based. Ninth circuit court of appeals found the January twenty seventeen executive order violates the separation of powers because congress not the president control spending. James Williams is Santa Clara county council. They're clear intent was to quote de-fund local governments, and that's exactly the kind of thing that the president can't do under our constitution. The ninth circuit also ruled however, that the lower court went too far when it imposed a nationwide injunction in case a spokesman for the US department of Justice says this latest ruling is a quote victory for criminal aliens in California for NPR news. I'm Alex Hemsley in San Francisco. Three men are. In federal custody accused of stealing financial information from, millions of people in what the FBI call is one of the largest cyber attacks they've ever handled max Wasserman of. Member station k. n. k. ex and Seattle has more the three Ukrainian. Men are believed to be part of an international hacking group known as being, seven officials say the cybercrime organization used fake emails laced, with malware to. Steal credit and debit card records for more than one hundred US companies and others from around the world US attorney and net Hayes. Says much of that information ended up. For sale online it is an investigation that we're, going to continue to pursue because clearly there are other actors out there who we. Need to hold to account federal, officials found out about the operation after an unnamed company said it was targeted in two thousand fifteen for NPR news I'm max Wasserman in Seattle fire officials in California say they're making progress against a major wildfire in. The northern part of the state More than thousand homes have burned in and around the city. Of reading but some residents are now allowed to return home California governor Jerry Brown says the fire represents the new normal in the state with large intense wildfires occurring more often in. A longer fire season every year is teaching the fire with authorities new lessons we're. Not we're in uncharted territory since civilization emerged in, thousand years ago we haven't had this kind of he condition and this can continue Getting worse he said in the coming years there will be more destructive. Fires and California will have to spend more billions, fighting them. The US National Transportation Safety board is sending investigators to northern Mexico to help determine why a jetliner crashed Tuesday the plane went down. Shortly after takeoff on a domestic flight all. One hundred three people. On board were able to get off the plane before it. Caught fire no indic- but sustained minor injuries this is NPR news Wells Fargo will pay two point one, billion dollars to settle claims over mortgages it sold to. Investors during the, housing, bubble that, led to the crash in two thousand eight in an agreement reached today, with the Justice department the Bank acknowledged it had approved loans for people that it new provided bogus information to show they could afford. The loans the investors bought tens of billions of dollars in mortgages and lost. A great deal of money when some borrowers defaulted. The Federal Reserve is holding interest rates steady wrapped up its latest meeting on the economy today but as. NPR's Chris Arnold reports two more, rate hikes are still likely before, the end of the year this fed meeting didn't have. A press conference following it and the fed doesn't like to make any big moves without a press conference so. This is a steady as it goes statement that the fed. Put out Ken Mathie knee is an economist with IHS market there were no major changes a couple, of slight, upgrades in terms of. Describing growth and strong That while. The fed didn't mention it Medina says officials are also keeping, an eye on the Trump administration's tariffs and the possibility. Of a larger, trade, war because, he says that could do major economic damage Chris Arnold NPR news now, the painstaking process begins to identify servicemembers missing since the Korean war fifty five boxes arrived in Hawaii today for analysis they're believed to. Contain the remains of Americans and perhaps servicemen from other United Nations countries that. Fought alongside South Korea during the war that ended. In nineteen Fifty-three with an armistice not a peace treaty I'm Nora raum NPR news in Washington Support for NPR comes from NPR stations other contributors..
Judge says government "gets credit" for reuniting immigrant families, but warns better system needed
"Eighteen Live from NPR news, in Washington I'm trials Snyder there's no relief in sight for firefighters battling, that massive wildfire burning in northern, California crews fighting, the car fire expect triple digit temperatures in shifting winds this weekend the fires killed, two firefighters, destroyed hundreds of structures enforced tens of thousands to. Flee from member station k. q. e. d. Alexander reports Shasta county exploded Thursday night and moved in multiple directions, including into the city of writing almost what can be described as a, tornado occurred over this fire can, pin watt heads, the state's wildfire fighting agency was fire was whipped up into a whirlwind of activity Uprooting trees moving vehicles moving parts of roadways very significant, extreme winds it's expected to. Be hot over one hundred degrees and dry here for at least a week for NPR news I'm Alex. Emslie in Redding California federal judges commending the, Trump administration for reunifying migrant families after they were separated at the US Mexico border but NPR's Joel rose reports a judges also. Faulting the government for, the hundreds of families have remained separated after the court imposed deadline judge Dana Subroto said the government deserves quote great credit for reunifying more than fourteen hundred children with their parents and. Hundreds more with sponsors or family. Members by the deadline he sat but said the priority now. Must be the hundreds of families that could not be reunited including more than four hundred. Children who are still in government custody because their parents were deported without them the government. Is pushing too quickly deport parents who have final removal orders the American Civil Liberties Union asked for a one week waiting. Period for parents to weigh their, legal options judge the bras said he would rule on that question soon Joel rose NPR news North Korea, has returned fifty five boxes. Containing what are believed to be the remains of American service personnel work is just beginning to confirm whether. They are among the fifty three hundred still, listed as missing in action from the Korean conflict Bill Rinehart of member station w. v. Xu's spoke to Korean war veterans who. Gathered Friday to Mark, the anniversary of the nineteen fifty three armistice armistice ended the fighting sixty five years ago Larry Timmer was among those at a luncheon in Cincinnati to Mark the occasion he says the. Return of American remains is a. Step toward better relations with North Korea family's gotta get closer This.
Judge says government on track to reunify families split at border
"Is. NPR news Six fifty and before we bring, you the California report Joe McConnell is standing by with more about. The Wednesday morning commute Joe might be troubles on six eighty and Alamos southbound north of stone valley road a, report of, an injury collision there and blocking the right lane westbound ninety. Two foster, city boulevard another crash the eagles are on the shoulder ambulance on. The way as precaution not sure. If anybody's hurt yet the Dumbarton bridge toll plaza westbound of stall reported their action at a stall bits of debris flying around with yellow caution tape and your, where it came from but it's affecting. Traffic slowing things down Joe. McConnell for, KiKi, Dee. All right Thanks Joe his report is brought to you by compassion international and he'll update us again just before the. Top of the hour the time is now six. Fifty one good morning this. Is the. California. Report I'm penny Nelson national park officials are shutting down a part of Yosemite valley due to a massive wildfire. Burning just miles away the closure is expected to last through Sunday and is forcing the cancellation of at least a thousand. Hotel and camping reservations Cal fire. Spokesman Richard. Egan, on the Ferguson fire it's hard to say time-wise if or when it will reach the park but it is. Getting closer Sam campers are staying in parts of the park that have not been closed including these visitors from Mexico wherever Care more. About the bears than about the fire the fire now, covers more than thirty seven thousand acres. And is twenty six percent contained meanwhile the trader Joe's employees killed during a. Shootout with police Los Angeles, suburb on Saturday was struck by an officers bullet LAPD chief, Michael Moore made the announcement at a press. Conference yesterday KCRW's Jenny Hamill has more store manager Melita Corrado died when two LAPD officers exchanged gunfire with twenty eight-year-old gene Atkins after he crashed the. Car he was driving and ran into the trader Joe's in Silverlake LAPD chief more shared this with the public I'm sorry. To report that we've now determined through. Our forensic investigation that one of the ostrich rounds struck, MS Khurana as she was exiting, the market it was in close proximity to active chief Moore said the, two officers involved in the shootout were devastated by the news I know that it is every officers worst, nightmare to harm innocent bystander during Violent engagement the LAPD released videos of the incident Moore said he is waiting for the investigation to. Be completed before determining whether any action should be taken against the officers involved but he. Said, he's confident their actions were justified for the California report, I'm Jenny Hamill in Los Angeles onto the border story now a San. Diego based federal judge says a large number of parents, separated from their children at the US. Mexico border appear to be unaccounted for and may have been deported KiKi Dee's. Alex Hemsley has the update, at a hearing yesterday judge Dana Sabrina criticized the Trump administration, policy that resulted in over four hundred parents. Being deported without their children he ordered the government to provide more information about them attorneys for the government say they're still trying to locate those and. Other parents who may be lost in criminal custody somewhere in the US the ACLU represents the parents it's asking for a. Stay to give them more time to. Consult with and their children before resume Zooming deportations, league learnt is the organization's lead attorney. On the case a critical point is that baby given time to discuss as a family what they wanna do their face with. Momentous decisions about whether leaves their child behind whether to continue fighting as. A family they need time together of the two and. A, half thousand separated children more than sixteen, hundred are on track to be reunited with family members by the courts Thursday deadline the parents of at least nine hundred of them are facing, imminent deportation, for the California report I'm Alex Emslie, finally people. With intellectual disabilities are seven times more likely to experience sexual abuse compared with others that finding was. Revealed in an investigation published by NPR earlier this year. The series showed a hidden epidemic of abuse occurring in schools homes and treatment facilities k..
California man pleads guilty to terrorism charges
"Live from NPR news in Washington I'm, Janine Herbst Russian President Vladimir Putin says his meeting with President Trump on Monday was successful overall and lead to useful agreements but as NPR's Lucian Kim. Reports from, Moscow Putin didn't go into any. Detail on what agreements were reached during. The, summit, in Helsinki. Speaking, of Russian diplomats in the foreign ministry. In Moscow President Putin expressed satisfaction with the summit but. Urged caution going forward Putin said in his words that unnamed political forces in the US are trying to disavow the results of his meeting with Trump who met with. For two hours behind closed doors Putin said those forces are ready, to sacrifice Russian-American relations for their narrow partisan interests NPR's Lucian Kim reporting Meanwhile Russia, is offering US access to twelve Russians. Charged with tampering in the thousand sixteen US election if. Moscow gets, to interrogate a former US ambassador and other American officials as. NPR's Michele Keleman reports The White House acknowledges that President Trump and Putin discussed the idea. During their Helsinki, meeting Putin. Is trying to equate the US investigation into Russian interference to the Kremlin's efforts to punish Bill Browder. A businessman who, lobbies, for sanctions against Russia and Trump seems to be buying into that says former US ambassador Michael McFaul it makes us look weak it makes us look like we're buying into, Putin's conspiratorial fantasies and therefore political, reasons they're chasing Mr. Browder because he is a critic, of the Kremlin and they're chasing me because I'm a critic of the Kremlin a State Department spokesperson says the Russian allegations against McFaul Browder and others. Are absurd, though the White House says Trump. Is still quote working with his team. On, this, Michelle Kellerman. NPR, news the State Department Oregon's public defenders. Filed court documents asking a federal judge to release some. Of the more than one hundred immigration detainees being held at a federal prison near Salem as Oregon Broadcasting's Conrad. Wilson reports the court documents describe inadequate care and poor conditions thoughts of. Suicide hours of confinement and denial of medical care among the complaints outlined by US integration and customs enforcement detainees being held at the federal, Correctional Institution in Sheridan Oregon the immigration detainees arrived at the federal prison roughly seven weeks ago, most are seeking, asylum a declaration filed by the chief. Investigator with the Oregon federal public defender's office said several detainees he and his colleagues. Met with had untreated medical conditions that included quote heart problems a gunshot wound a broken leg rashes allergic reactions and severe sore throats this week and I- spokeswoman said four detainees have been transferred to another facility in Washington state for medical attention from PR news I'm Conrad Wilson less than half an hour to the, opening bell on. Wall Street Wall Street futures are trading lower Dow NASDAQ Edison p. five hundred futures contracts are all down about three tenths of a percent at last check you're listening to NPR. News from Washington from news in, San Francisco good morning I'm Brian watt Twenty-three-year-old Oakland man is pleading guilty to federal terrorism charges but his Alex Emslie reports the move is not part of a plea deal it's. Unique legal strategy to litigate the case at, sentencing Amir synon- oligarchy, was arrested in late twenty sixteen after either allegedly threatened online to bomb a gay club in San Francisco mix poison. With cocaine and distributed at nightclubs and start a wildfire in the East, Bay but, his supporters from, the many communities say, he's simply a naive kid and never planned, to carry out an attack what he said was all complete rubbish he didn't intend to do any of it attorney. Mary McNamara represents oligarchy she says his charges aren't related to his threats instead he's charged with opening a handful of, social media, accounts for alleged ISIS members in the Middle East oligarchy faces a wide range of prison sentences to. Forty seven years A lengthy. Sentencing hearing is. Scheduled for November I'm Alex Emslie k. q. e. news, San Francisco transit officials are. Extending the transfer window for bus and train tickets..
"alex emslie" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Incident led to an armed standoff at a national wildlife refuge center in two thousand sixteen on wall street the dow was up one hundred fifty points this is npr news from news i'm brian watt hate crimes in california increased by more than seventeen percent last year according to new data from the state attorney general's office alex emslie reports state law defines hate crime as a criminal act like assault motivated by the victim's disability gender nationality race or ethnicity religion or sexual orientation and they were up in the year that president trump took office people reported one hundred sixty two more hate crimes to california law enforcement than the previous year with one hundred twenty five more victims an increase of almost eleven percent racism motivated the largest portion african americans were victimized the most with over three hundred crimes reported latino the largest increase compared to two thousand sixteen a jump of more than fifty percent i'm alex emslie kiwi dino's a bid toughen criminal penalties has qualified for california's twenty twenty ballot the lays pushed it past the deadline for this fall's election law enforcement and victims rights groups back the initiative it would roll back criminal justice reforms implemented through past voter backed propositions in ad fifteen crimes to the state's list of violent offenses that aren't eligible for earlier parole in sports the hot as beat the astros in houston to nothing the giants beat the chicago cubs in extra innings to two one at home and giants catcher buster posey says he will miss the all star game because of a hip problem he'll get a.
Investigative reporter Brian Ross leaves ABC News
"On coffee drinker first this news live from npr news in washington i'm jack speer a three year old girl has died following a stabbing attack in boise idaho saturday night suspect now faces first degree murder charge and several other felonies boise state public radio's james dawson has the story the three year old girl had been celebrating her birthday saturday night when boise police say thirty year old timmy kenner attacked her and others nearby kenner had been staying at the complex which is home to many resettled refugees but was told to leave last week the victims included five other children ranging in age from four to twelve and three adults according to police a judge ordered kenner to be held without bail citing risk to the community according to local media reports those reports also say the suspect asked the judge to represent himself but was assigned a public defender for npr news i'm james dawson in boise idaho president trump is predicting a positive relationship with mexico is new the presidentelect andres manuel lopez over door trump speaking at the white house today says he talked for about thirty minutes with the newly elected leftist leader we talked about border security we talked about trade we talked about nafta we talked about a separate deal just mexico and the united states we had a lot of good conversation i think the relationship would be a very good one we'll see what happens but i really do believe it's going to be a very good one trump has said he intends to lay efforts to renegotiate the north american free trade agreement nafta until after the november election on the shepherd topic of proposed tariffs imported on imported autos the president says us officials will meet soon with officials from the european union abc news investigative reporter brian ross announced today he is leaving the network after twenty four years and bureau's eric digging says ross's departure comes months after he was suspended following in aronie us report involving president trump's former national security advisor in his time at abc news ross's went emmy peabody and poke awards but after reporting in december that might michael flynn with testify that donald trump ordered him to contact russian officials before the election ross revised account of what his source said he's not clarifying that saying according to flynn candidate trump ask him during the campaign the find ways to repair relations with russia and other hotspots ross was suspended four weeks without pay an abc news apologized for the air now the correspondent and his producer rhonda schwartz are leaving the network saying in a joint statement they are quote hardly leaving investigative journalism without specifying where they might work next eric duggan's npr news the manufacturing sector expanded an unexpectedly robust rate last month these two four supply management says its manufacturing index rose to its highest level since february settling another sign of strength in the us konami us factories have been on a twenty two month winning streak on wall street stocks recovered some of their earlier losses to end the session higher the dow is up thirty five points at twenty four thousand three hundred seven the nasdaq rose fifty seven points today you're listening to to npr news i'm mina kim two men charged with thirty six counts of involuntary manslaughter in the twentysix go ship 2016 goes ship warehouse fire are expected to take plea deals of less than ten years each derek i'll main was the primary lease holder of the oakland warehouse turned illegal art collective he's agreed to a nine year sentence according to the east bay times and the san francisco chronicle max harris who allegedly organized the party that night reportedly accepted a six year sentence both men face up to thirty nine years in prison details of the pd are expected to be confirmed in an oakland courtroom tomorrow as san francisco judge who fought to break down racial barriers during his thirty five years on the bench his retiring he alex emslie reports when he was appointed in one thousand nine hundred eighty three people had a hard time pronouncing ronald kit a child's name many people just call me judge q he helped consolidate.
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"State appellate court has ruled a group of nine sf pd officers who swapped racist and otherwise bigoted text messages can finally face firing or other discipline more than three years after the messages i became public cake alex emslie reports the text's reference cross burnings and use violently racist language they rocked the city and sent a shudder through the police department but many of the officers involved have quietly remained on sf pd's payroll a judge ruled in late twenty fifteen that the police department had waited too long to punish them that ruling has been overturned the court of appeal recognize how appalling these technologies were kenneth wall zach is the deputy city attorney on the case hopefully we're on the right track now and headed back to the police commission so that these officers can finally face discipline for these appalling text messages in attorney representing the officers did not immediately respond to requests for comment but they could appeal again to the state supreme court i'm alex emslie cake news seven wildfires along the alameda contra costa county line burned around five hundred acres and destroyed several outbuildings yesterday cal fire says the fires near byron were first reported at one o'clock in the afternoon and our thirty five percent contained the fires were pushed by strong winds there were no injuries and there's no word on what caused the fires in sports the giants beat the rocky seven to four as got shut out by the race six zero they play again at the coliseum at noon and hours later right next door the warriors cavs nba championship series starts a preview coming up at seven thirty i'm brian watt q weedy news.
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"San francisco police department it could face a chief who is on his way out and an interim mayor who would be in charge of picking his replacement now the city has a near empty police commission cake alex emslie reports mayor ed lee's death in december lift interim mayor mark farrell in charge until june and a majority of city supervisors on tuesday declined to confirm his reappointments that was totally unexpected joe marshall was the longest serving commissioner he says the commission's work is now essentially stopped me more than anything the fact that there is right now no civilian oversight of armament at all add to the mix the rumor departure of police chief william scott who is reportedly on the shortlist to be l as next chief it's possible that an interim mayor would pick an acting police chief and the city couldn't start the search for a permanent chief without a functioning police commission i'm alex emslie cake news state inspectors are set to review how much money local agencies have been paid in detaining immigrants in partnership with federal immigration officials over the past five years california lawmakers approved the state auditors review in a joint legislative committee yesterday it'll prob more than a dozen jails that currently have federal contracts state senator ricardo lara requested the audit the federal funds were they're going to are they actually going to service this community or are the renew supplant funds for growing the local prisoner jails us immigration and customs enforcement did not immediately respond to a request for comment on.
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"Of the heel of being an independent contract worker is getting to be your own boss but that's not the case for some workers finding gigs through at based companies for the truth of the matter is if you talk to a lot of people who are working for big companies they don't think of themselves as an entrepreneur with a business they think of themselves as someone who's doing a lot of different gigs to make ends meet how a court ruling could force the gig economy to treat contract workers like employee's download the bay wherever you get your coody podcasts we've got an upper level trough that's moving east to be replaced by an upper level ridge by late this week producing a warming trend into the upcoming weekend and other upper level low will approach the coast late over the weekend and bring cooler temperatures once again for today we'll start out with mostly cloudy skies becoming mostly sunny highs will range from the low sixties to the low eighties and we're expecting southwesterly winds from ten to fifteen miles per hour al qaeda public radio the time is five fifty one good morning it's the california report i'm brian watt in for john sepulveda's the official autopsy of stefan clark an unarmed black man killed by to sacramento police officers and march finds fault with the previously released findings of an independent forensic pathologist hired by clark's family cake you alex emslie has more for forensic pathologists signed the county's official report and sacramento hired an independent pathologist to review the case the independent report commissioned by sacramento says clark was not predominantly shot from behind but was likely first shot from the front then hit by bullets in his side and back after he fell the doctors in the reports say the family commissioned autopsy miss took an exit wound for an additional gunshot wound which the independent report says distorted where clark was facing when he was shot the friends pathologist hired by clark's family did not immediately respond to requests for comment toxicology tests show clarke had alcohol codeine cocaine and marijuana and assist them as well as anti anxiety medication for the california report i'm alex hemsley california is ramping up its resistance to the trump administration's environmental agenda this time with a lawsuit over a federal plan to weaken fuel economy standards in cars he guy marzorati has more california has long had autonomy.
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"The most food secure on the continent they say they want to expropriate land without compensation he then that that doesn't destabilize the food production as well as the economy but it's almost impossible to do that so the africa has a cautionary tale in its northern neighbour nearly two decades ago zimbabwe seized land without compensation would followed was economic disaster in food shortages in south africa no land has been taken yet parliament has agreed the issue must be addressed it will report back in august how to proceed until then farmers continue to work amid the uncertainty print pr news i'm peter granitz in pretoria this is npr news kick u e d public radio at twelve twenty nine for a traffic note right now at crash on the san mateo bridge is in the eastbound direction two cars in the two left lanes eastbound right before the high rise with the backup now to foster city boulevard fem news i'm tara siler a california man who spent twenty five years on death row is now free after the state supreme court found evidence presented at his trial was false kikuchi these alex emslie reports be sent a evita's was convicted in hundred ninety three of sexually assaulting and killing the twenty one month old daughter of his girlfriend evidence that the toddler was sexually assaulted was false though and actually the result of efforts to revive her when benefit us and her mother brought her to the hospital but if he just walked out of san quentin state prison thursday according to michael her sick who heads the habeas corpus resource center in san francisco he was overjoyed loyd overcome with emotion much of his life has been taken from him after being wrongfully convicted percents organization represented benedetti's who is now sixty eight years old he's considering what to do next and may seek restitution i'm alex emslie cake you eating news san francisco based wells fargo will pay one billion dollars to federal regulators to settle charges tied to miss conduct at its mortgage and auto lending business meantime a san francisco teacher's union demonstrated outside wells headquarters calling on the beleaguered bank to cut its ties with gun makers and the national rifle association lead a blank is president of the united educators of san francisco our children deserve to go to.
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"White house today for the annual easter egg roll npr's tamra keith reports on the annual tradition the easter egg roll dates back to eighteen seventy eight and is the largest event held at the white house each year there will be egging cookie decorating stations costumed characters egg hunts and opportunity to write cards for the troops and new this year bowling on the south lawn which according to the white house was a special edition from first lady melania trump music will be performed by military bands and as with previous years there will be a reading book where children can hear stories read by administration officials including the first lady press secretary sarah sanders the director of national intelligence dan coats and others tamra keith npr news and this is npr news from k q e d news good morning i'm brian watt in east bay congressman is calling for a boycott of auto manufacturers who weaken their mission and fuel standards the move comes as the trump administration prepares to rollback obama era fossil fuel industry a change expected this week mission rules and california are tougher than federal standards congressman mark disown says california can lead the fight continue to lead the fight against weakened protections he said would harm human health the environment and the economy worldwide imagine a super lip based in california chose not to have any of their drivers strives say chevrolets labels the facts we have a lot of significant power in this regard i think the alliance of automobile manufacturers which represents many of the world's largest automakers did not respond to a request for comment the california supreme court is expected to rule this morning on whether mandatory dna collection for felony suspects violates the state in us constitutions alex emslie reports the question is whether a voter approved law requiring dna collection from suspected felons without a warrant and long before any conviction is unconstitutional specific quickly the fourth amendment protects against most suspicion with searches what you might think of as a fishing expedition for evidence of an unknown crime there's no dispute over whether those convicted of a felony should get their dna swapped but the state supreme court is weighing whether those simply arrested for a crime should have to submit their dna profile to a criminal database for life i'm alex.
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"In favor of to san francisco police officers who fatally shot a mentally ill man in twenty ten hey qb's alex emslie reports officers timothy ortiz austin wilson confronted vin tony bui in his home after his niece called the police the forty six year old was schizophrenia had poked visitor in the back with a small razor blade and his family wanted help getting him to the hospital each officer shot buoy wants after he refused to drop the knife while moving toward them the eightmember civil jury found the officers did not use excessive force and were not negligent in the way they handle the situation i'm alex emslie kiwi news santa clara county will create a new office to provide oversight of the county's law enforcement and jail systems the board of supervisors voted unanimously yesterday to create the office of correction and law enforcement monitoring it's the latest result of reform efforts following twenty fifteen death of michael tyree a mentally ill inmate earlier this year three sheriff's deputies found guilty of second degree murder in his death were sentenced to fifteen years to life in st nate prison the san francisco marin foodbank says it is expanding and we'll be able to handle more meals for multiple programs the group is moving from novado to thirty eight to thirty eight thousand square foot facility in san rafael here's board member and celebrity chef tyler florence it really takes this much square footage to be able to grow and feed a hungry community.
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"Maps but sat on its hands they also say the federal court doesn't have a 40 to rule on the case because it's a state issue both sides acknowledged the case doesn't have any direct precedent meanwhile a virtually identical cases pending before the us supreme court which could rule at any time for npr news i'm katie meyer in harrisburg this is npr from kqed news i'm quina kim as we just heard the hostage standoff at a veteran's home in napa county ended tragically last night three victims and the alleged gunman refound dead the napa county sheriff coroner's office has identified the alleged gunman as albert wong kqed's criminal justice reporter alex emslie has look into wong's background and i spoke to him earlier it looks like wong was a veteran of the afghan is stand war and served during operation enduring freedom in 2011 in 2012 what else do you know about him he spent about a year there from april of 2011 to march of 2012 and he served at a forward operating base in eastern afghanistan he received many different accommodations over his service including expert marksman badge with a rifle which is one of the weapons that he appears to have been armed with any until he was in the army and he was a specialist in an infantryman there um he finished a service as of mid 2013 what else do we know about him after his service so it appears like he came back by way of hawaii spend a little time there and then um ended up back in northern california around the bay area really he appears to have been born in said francisco he made references on facebook into for post two seeking different kinds of treatment of threw threw via benefits and he said in one post that was actually from fairly recent last year that he had mixed experiences with that that he had had good treatment at one place that he went to a notsogood another and we've also heard reported through law enforcement dispatch that he owns eight firearms registered owner of eight firearms that was kqed's alex emslie.
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"Hearing i'm alex emslie kqed news just weeks after san francisco announced it would dismiss thousands of old marijuana convictions alameda county is doing the same thing proposition sixty four legalized don't use of marijuana in california and give people the right to petition to have their old marijuana convictions dismissed alameda county district attorney nancy o'malley made her announcement yesterday though removing these barriers there's really vitally important to helping people get out from underneath these old conviction for crimes that are now the conduct of which is legal in california will removing the convictions actually help people get better access to housing jobs and other opportunities they were once shut out of dr victor eisen is ceo of health right 360 which supports poor people dealing with addiction and mental health problems i asked her what impact she thinks san francisco's decision will have on the people she treats we have to realise a liberal that i treat or folks who have gone on to have often substance used disorder and i've had many other engagements with the criminal justice system because in this country we have criminalize of a health condition we've criminalised a public health crisis that's been the response to addiction in the united states since been treated as a criminal issue rather than a health condition so i think for our particular population they often have gone on to have other involvement criminal justice system because they have other possession charges and drug use and the underground world of enforcing people who use drugs underground has resulted in some criminal behaviour but i think that you could would probably find a bunch of folks who said my first arrest was possession of marijuana possession for sales and you know how would their life have gone differently had that not happened the because you know if you have possession for sales charges it can interfere with your being able to get student financial aid it can interfere.
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"The us department of justice said it no longer would at us fed headquarters today state attorney general havi airba sarah said his office will assess the police departments progress as it implements more than two hundred seventy federal recommendations for reform warm this is the work that we must do we hope that what is done here will become a model for what other communities cando joining me now is kqed criminal justice reporter alex emslie and alex first remind us what the thrust of the reforms are there are some two hundred seventy two of them right there's a lot of them and they get not nittygritty fairly quickly but in in broad strokes were talking about areas of use of force bias community policing accountability and then fairness within the way the department hires and recruits and promotes officers and why is the us department of justice no longer overseeing implementation of these reforms why does the state had to take over while so yeah few months ago was a september of last year i'm attorney general jeff sessions may eight sort of an abrupt announcement that this program under the federal department of justice was no longer going to be in the same form that it had been um prior and it folks it shifted focus from uh helping police departments engender a trust with their communities to collaborating between federal law enforcement and local police on um back and gangs and gang crime well remind us how es fpd even got at the point where it had to make these reforms it was several things some start with there was a major controversy in the police department regarding bigoted a sexist racist and homophobic text messages um and then that kind of carried over into a series of uh very controversial police officer involved shootings on menu is several which were caught on camera men probably the most prominent um the most wellknown one is that of mario woods in december of 2015 and how are they doing with their reform efforts especially under this new police chief bill scott what was something as broad as this you know there's going to be incremental progress and so we can say generally on the list of two hundred and 72 um about a little more than a.
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"That in his public comments before the leaders met but his spokeswoman says the issue did come up in private to tear title trump and other leaders trafficking remains a problem e god gone very lengthy news in doing the former president obama canceled a planned meeting with a last year after the philippine president crudely warned obama not to raise the human rights issue scott horsely npr news manila stocks finished higher on wall street the dow rose seventeen points nasdaq gained six points or zero point one percent this is npr found kqed news i'm mina kim prosecutors had their final testimony cut short this morning in the murder trial opened fifteen death of catherine stanley kqed's alex emslie explains we're talking about rebuttal testimony asks chance for the prosecution to call witnesses to challenge the defence's case and vice versa the prosecution planned recall retired sfp fpd crime scene investigator john evans who testified earlier that the shot that killed stein lee was most likely intentionally fired defense attorney mac and zala says he was prepared to impeach evans on the stand this guy's willing to say would ever needs to say to help the prosecution gonzalves points out an unrelated lawsuit alleging evans gave misleading testimony in another murder trial civil attorneys representing evans say the charges against him are false the judge in the stanley case squashed that debate ruling evans was an improper witness for rebuttal closing arguments are scheduled for next week i'm alex emslie kqed news the us supreme court says it will hear an anti or in groups challenge to account if on your law the law requires socalled crisis pregnancy centers to provide information about statesubsidized abortions and contraception tom bless her is president of.
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"The problems in their local communities the bill has 24 cosponsors half republican and half democrat still president trump has sent mixed signals on whether he supports the plan allison kojak npr news washington well if you're dreading winter this might provide some relief us forecasters say much of the nation is likely to experience a warmer than normal winter still they say it probably won't be as warm as the last two winters on wall street the dow eat doubt a record close up five points this is npr news from kqed news i'm tara seiler some residents forced from their properties by the bear fire in the santa cruz mountains can return home now evacuation orders for people living in the last coolray send skyline boulevard areas were lifted this morning the bear fire near boulder creek has destroyed four buildings and scorched three hundred twenty acres since monday night it's now thirty percent contained set seven firefighters have been injured battling the fire yesterday cal fire officials said they had to ground their planes because someone was flying a drone in the area and authorities announced wednesday that a resident was arrested on suspicion of looting and burglarizing a home in the evacuation area evacuation orders for the bear creek canyon dear creek wrong ron's and dawn's road remain in effect the san francisco district attorney won't file criminal charges in the fatal officerinvolved shooting that led to the city cities police chief sudden resignation last year kqeds alex emslie reports the slaying of jessica williams signalled the apex of a series of controversial police shooting such and read rated increasing political pressure against former chief greg sir as if pd sergeant justin herb first approached williams as she sat in the care that was repaired stole it she tried to flee but crashed she reversed andrew forward directly at herb who shot her according to the da's findings the shooting seemed to ignore cers directive at the turn that officers should never fire moving vehicles unless there was a threat other than the claret self that prohibition has since been codified and police use of force rues sir resigned a few hours after the shooting i know it's obviously kqed news more local coverage on kqed.
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"Live from npr news in washington i'm jim hark hundreds of people are still unaccounted for in the northern california county following the massive wildfires burning across the state this week and so normal county alone officials are so far confirmed eighteen dead bringing the total dead from the fires this week to third six remember station kqed alex emslie has more chair robbed year donald says first responders are making their biggest push yet to find the missing we have forty five search and rescue people out in the field thirty detectives right now and they're starting targeted searches for those locations to try and find those evil and recover remains more than thirteen nine hundred people were reported missing since the fire started but most have been found safe firefighters are bracing for high winds that could fuel and further scatter the huge fires burning north of san francisco that are only partially contained for npr news i'm alex emslie in san francisco the multinational deal with iran is in jeopardy after in trump refused at recertify the agreement but rather than cancelling the deal outright trump is allowing congress to decide whether to levy new sanctions defense secretary james mattis as iran needs to stop supporting extremist groups in the middle east certainly we intend to dissuade them from shipping arm in two places like yemen and explosives in the bar rain and uh the other things they do with their surrogates like lebanese hezbollah meanwhile the leaders of britain france and germany say they remain committed to the iran nuclear deal british prime minister theresa may german chancellor angela merkel and french president emmanuel macron issued a joint statement calling the nuke clear deal quote the.
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"Led to a some of the policies that we created to hold people accountable and so i think as a department i think uh to the point that the chief went made in the film as that year expected to you in required to report misconduct and so i think when you have a young department like we have i think they've come in under a different culture in a different set of policies in in standards that they're being held accountable to and yet alex emslie that lack of reporting some of that misconduct is part of what led to chief once departure i'm there the federal courts got wind of um in internal affairs invest to gatien that it cited dose being a regular um and raising concern about compliance with these reforms that have been going on for over a decade um and as information about like what the department knew what certain members of the parliament new and when is is still kinda trickling out and were not certain but it does appear that the overall according to an investigation commission by the federal court um there were people who were in supervisory roles up to and including the chief of police who knew about this investigation in who should have prioritised it more than than it was the mcbride we've talked about what it with the police department knee and recruits and off fischer's in the command staff need to do to improve the situation what do you think the community needs to do in terms of its role in keeping their neighbors safin committee cooperating with the police department and reducing the kinds of interactions with police that can lead to problems will you know i think it is the role of every community member to be active in our community the contributing to the public safety and the health prosperity of all our neighborhoods we launched a violence reduction strategy in oakland name ceasefire back in two thousand twelve before we actually at the sign on of our mayor in and the police department it was the community that led the charge into now what's become in partnership with the department a near fifty percent reduction in homicides over the course of five years working together it's been us walk in the streets friday saturday sunday it's been us creating an kind resource to take care.
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"This is queued up storytelling with heart i'm sunday a dirks and this is chapter six of the trials of marvin much marvin story began in 1974 when he was just eighteen he was accused of the murder of a thirteen year old girl and he was convicted based on circumstantial evidence we've followed marvin in prison as he went from teenager to middle aged man now there were forces at work inside and outside of prison that will bring marvan to his final chance at getting out here's kqed reporter alex emslie with the last chapter in the trials of marvin much throw morgan's first three decades in prison he allowed himself to hope for acquittal for appeal for bread every time he failed to get out he says it crushed him just a little bit more there was a point where i really thought i was gonna prison i have resigned myself to that fact which actually made me more reckless this was i decided i will never going to get out and when a dyed her i would confront situations that i knew were dangerous i would get myself in the middle of things i knew all could there could be somebody seriously hurt or killed anna all i was fearless when it came to confronting staff all he was almost selfdestructive because i would looking for those injustices he didn't have to look law in two thousand six a few months after the governor reversed his parole correctional officers swarmed san quentin north block and moved hundreds of inmates out of their cells marvin says the whole thing started when a little sample pack of morphine pills disappeared from the medical board so they get in the speakers add we don't get those pills back we're going to search to place in.