Police are using excessive force, including deadly force, against mentally ill or disturbed people who could have been subdued through less extreme measures.
Shortly before 8 p.m. on Friday California Highway Patrol responded to a collision involving a pedestrian on I-80 eastbound near Gilman Street.
The cause of death of husband and wife Gary White, 56, and Dora Bibbs, 87, has not been determined, pending autopsy and toxicology results.
The hazardous materials team were called out to investigate for possible causes of death.
"Berkeley has lost one of its sweetest old characters."
Authorities are on the scene Wednesday morning after a crash involving a vehicle and cyclist that left the cyclist dead.
The Berkeley Police Department has just confirmed that the deaths of a young couple and their cats was the result of "acute carbon monoxide intoxication," and has described the case as a "tragic accident."
Carbon monoxide poisoning may have killed a young couple and their cats in their home last weekend, but the official cause has not been determined.
Val and Roger were true Renaissance people, successfully tackling projects from many disciplines and creating wondrous collaborations with dozens of people.
A memorial service for the Berkeley couple found dead in their home Monday has been planned for Friday.
Authorities still have no information as to the reason a young Berkeley couple and their cats died this past week in their home on Deakin Street.
Police have identified the two people found dead in their apartment Monday in Berkeley as Roger Hanna Morash and Valerie Morash.
Berkeley police and firefighters responded to 3028 Deakin St. to investigate the mysterious deaths of two people and two cats.