“We don’t lose people like that in our family,” Henderson’s cousin told Berkeleyside. “It was just like somebody had stabbed me in my heart.”
Police said his actions are not tied to “any act of targeted violence.”
The gunfire hit so close, police said, drywall from the ceiling fell onto the woman and girl in bed.
The Oakland Police Department is investigating a homicide on Grizzly Peak Boulevard.
Police are investigating Thursday after a man walked into a Berkeley hospital with a gunshot wound, authorities report.
Citing an “alarming rise in shootings” this year, officials pledged Tuesday night to work to create a new Ceasefire program designed to “address gun violence” in Berkeley.
A Berkeley police officer fired her weapon at the vehicle of several people who had just stolen items from a CVS pharmacy in July, according to police and new video recordings released by the department Tuesday evening.
Berkeley officials voted early Friday morning to adopt an updated use-of-force policy for police that will expand what types of force officers track and report, and how they make this information available to the public.
The city will work to create a new transportation department with a “racial justice lens” and a Specialized Care Unit staffed by a “network of crisis responders” to respond to non-criminal calls, among other changes.
“New leadership is required,” said Councilmember Cheryl Davila in an item she submitted Tuesday. Council will also discuss a raft of other items related to police reforms.
The Berkeley City Council shifted more than $9 million out of the police department budget Tuesday night to help pay for a range of reforms called for by community members and city officials alike in recent weeks.
Some of the money will help create a fund for Sereinat’e Henderson’s 10-month-old son, organizers said.
The Berkeley Police Department announced a $50,000 reward Friday to help find the killer of Sereinat’e Henderson.
“She was a little thing but she had the biggest spirit,” Sereinat’e Henderson’s mother-in-law told Berkeleyside on Thursday night.
The woman was rushed to a local hospital for treatment, police said. She was taken off life support Thursday and has died.
Police in southwest Berkeley responded to gunfire at Ashby Avenue and Dohr Street just before 1 p.m. Monday.
A 19-year-old man police say fired multiple rounds from his vehicle then led police on a chase onto the freeway has been charged with four felonies.
A bullet also struck the vehicle of a motorist driving north on San Pablo Avenue at the time of the shooting, police said.
Police arrested three young men after reports of gunfire, with one driver chasing another, in central Berkeley early Friday morning.
A second round of gunfire in the same West Berkeley neighborhood where bullets struck a vehicle Saturday night led to two arrests, authorities report.
Earlier this week, Berkeley police ticketed dozens of drivers who blew through crosswalks where pedestrians were trying to walk, the department reports.
The cyclist who reportedly struck a female pedestrian waiting at a Berkeley stoplight earlier this month, causing serious injuries to himself and the woman, may not ever recover from the crash, authorities said Tuesday.
As of Monday, the cyclist and pedestrian — a 60-year-old Berkeley woman — were still in the ICU, BPD said.
Officers in Berkeley were unable to find a man who fled from a hit-and-run car crash Wednesday morning, authorities report.
A teenage boy led the CHP on a chase from Richmond to Berkeley that reached 125 mph early Friday morning, authorities report.
Nobody was injured, but the driver was taken to a hospital to get checked out, Berkeley police said.
The murder suspect had just been released from jail three days before the fatal shooting, according to court papers.
Police have announced the arrest of a 26-year-old Berkeley man in connection with a fatal shooting Saturday at a Berkeley Hills home.
Police are investigating a fatal shooting at a Berkeley Hills home Saturday.
Crowds often gather in the popular turnouts and some people are setting off firecrackers.
This is the second trash can arson fire on the same block in 12 days. Rabbi Chai Levy, who heads the congregation, does not believe it was a hate crime.
The fire was an act of terror, said Pastor Michael McBride, who leads the 48-year-old Way Christian Church. He questioned the “timid” response to the incident from Berkeley’s leaders.
The 2020 Berkeley crime report shows that shootings have risen as other crimes have dropped.
In recent weeks, Berkeleyside has been crunching the numbers for 11 months of injury-crash data from the Berkeley police. We’ve created interactive maps and pulled out highlights. Dive into the data.
Berkeley’s Police Review Commission sustained just two allegations of misconduct in 2018, and one was later overturned on appeal, according to the PRC’s annual report.
Violent crime was down in Berkeley in 2018 for the first time in recent years, Berkeley police reported Tuesday night, and property crime was down, too.
The Police Review Commission sustained no findings of misconduct across 22 complaints against Berkeley police officers in 2017, according to the latest report from the PRC.
A former UC Berkeley budget director has been charged with possession of child pornography following his arrest in January at his Berkeley home, according to court records.
A registered sex offender from Oakland is back in custody this week facing new felony charges of rape and other sex crimes in Berkeley, court papers show.
A woman who was asleep in her bed Friday woke up in the middle of the night to find a stranger looming over her, authorities report. The alleged intruder was charged Monday with sexually motivated burglary.
The rapes took place less than 1 mile apart in South Berkeley. Neither woman knew the man who attacked her.
Police are asking the community to help find a man “with a muscular build” who attacked a 21-year-old woman in her Southside home early Sunday morning, threatening her with a gun and trying to sexually assault her.
Video of the teahouse attack has gone viral on Twitter, and has been viewed more than 160,000 times.
A 51-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder after authorities say he used a metal bat to attack a younger man on Eighth Street in West Berkeley last week.
Berkeleyside regularly reports on notable Berkeley crimes, which include incidents that involve violence or weapons, or that readers have asked about.
The concerns are at an all-time high during a historically destructive fire season.
A noisy, upbeat convoy of East Bay fire trucks, police cruisers and more, with many vintage rides, took in five local hospitals.
Construction crews, people in parks, businesses and local churches: There have been nearly 200 shelter-in-place violations reported in the city of Berkeley since March 18.
A reader asked Berkeleyside to find out why firefighters on a call this week were discussing protocols for coronavirus. Here’s what we learned.
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