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♪ ♪ >> from the bay area's local news station. you're watching kron. 4 news at all. and he's if anybody was in the area in the oakland community. in the area at the time that this incident happened that. they cell phone footage, but they please. we get to the oakland police department. >> now at 5, an emotional plea from the heartbroken family of crowd for security guard kevin nishita as the search for his killer continues tonight. thank you for being with us this evening on kron 4 news at 5. i'm grant lotus and i'm vicki liviakis. we begin tonight hearing for the first time from the family of kevin
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nishita spoke with kron four's pam moore the earlier today and are begging anyone who has any information in connection with this murder to come forward immediately. i kindly, please ask if anybody was in the area in the oakland community. in the area at the time that this incident happened that. >> they cell phone footage, but they please. give it to the oakland police department are seeking to find. the reasoning behind all of this. so that. so that we can have some closure. can understand why. what happens. he didn't deserve this. he the tire. he was just, you know, look at the state prison you know, we just wish you can come home. >> we just need the closure. we don't like this open ended, not knowing how some of that love pass to we just need to
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know and have peace. just come home and. starr can really what it's all over. it's justice for for kevin. it he was a security guard and he was out there to protect the news cast. we need justice for him. >> the family's plea for somebody to come forward comes after the oakland police department made a similar request revealing they believe someone has cell phone video of the shooting. this is a map where the shooting took place on november 24th last wednesday. it was near 14th and harrison in downtown oakland a few blocks from the 12th street bart station. meanwhile, this is a photo of the vehicle. police believe was white either. 2004 to 2008 acura tl with a sunroof. no front license plate as you see, authorities are asking anyone that might have pictures or video link to the
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investigation to contact opdc homicide division immediately of reward of $32,500 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest. the initiative family's plea for justice comes as they remember the man that the way he always putting his family first. >> loving husband, a father, a grandfather and a dog owner. he loved them all. family going to see the grandkids art. and there's that we have here deciding what to cook. you know, you love to cook. so i'm a helper. he's the cook. it. so we were partners and did the like to walk the dog is his dog that he has or that we have here. it's that dog misses a very much. so. really hard to see the top very sad as well. so. i was put her in
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his blanket so that she can still smell him. >> he's one of those people need something to do like so we want to sign him like, you know what. go ahead and get ice. we need ice for this. you know, i this surprise birthday party for my husband. is that what you need is that we just need ice. he comes back with so much bags of ice has that. i don't have the freezer space for just always over the top. and just but it is something that you love about him because you can always depend on him that he is help her in that way. >> always trying to help a little moment of levity there for that family who still heartbroken, of course, and we appreciate them sharing their their story with us and they were able to share memories of how kevin will be remembered as a public servant. he r tired as a sergeant with the coma. police department in 2018 after previously serving for the police departments in hayward and san jose. the retired. >> many stories that come out
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about him. so then we got to hear all the good stories of what he did and how he protected in. so amazing what one recently at his retirement party was how he kind jumped in front of. like kind of fight that was going on. he try to get the mental stop it. apparently the people who are stopping were of a car than him. so it was like pretty dangerous situation he didn't hesitate to just get the middle and you know, kind of stop it. the it's still >> in stories that to will help this family heal. hopefully. a fund has been set up for the issue to family a cash or check donation can be made to the kevin nishita trust at any metropolitan bank location in person or by mail at the address on your screen there. the information is also on our website at kron 4 dot com. and you can find more stories about our beloved security guard, captain the on our website. kron 4 dot com,
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just use your mobile device to scan this qr code take you to the page. you can follow the latest on the investigation find the information make a donation to his family and watch the family's entire interview with our panel more that shooting, of course, as we said was in downtown oakland in the oakland police department continues to face a staffing crisis and is now at risk of. >> losing tax revenue. says it made unix planes have the city's mayor is now getting involved to increased staffing. >> we are having obviously some issues the debate over the police staffing. it comes as oakland report. yet another a deadly shooting. investigators say that a transgender adult was shot and killed just after 4 o'clock this morning on castro street near 14th street in west oakland. police are asking
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anyone with information about this shooting to call them. and now to our coronavirus coverage. we are learning of covid-19 cases among students at neil cummings, a school in corte madera. officials with larkspur corte madera school say that they counted each positive covid cases with 3 suspected school based transmissions about 75 students were placed on quarantine over thanksgiving break. school officials say that the transmission stem from a student who had tested positive for covid and was still sent to school from his for 7 days curious at least 8 states now have 20 cases of the omicron. covid-19 variant today. nebraska, maryland and pennsylvania, all confirmed infections. this comes after 10 cases were confirmed in minnesota, colorado york in hawaii. the u.s. is among 38 countries. now with confirmed
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omicron cases. the white house says it is closely monitoring the spread of that omicron variant. and today the white house covid response team called. >> on americans to get their vaccines to help stop the spread meanwhile, republicans say that they're now concerned more restrictions are on the horizon our dc correspondent raquel martin has the latest. >> get vaccinated and get boosted right away. the white house covid response team says that's the bottom line. if americans want to protect themselves from the new omicron variant. we are equipped and prepared to fight the omicron variant head on a friday briefing. cdc director rochelle walensky said the variant has now spread to nearly 40 countries and nearly 6 us states. but emphasizes the delta variant remains the country's biggest problem 99.9% of cases in the country right now are from the delta variant, the white house says research is underway to determine just how contagious the omicron variant is.
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>> and how effective current vaccines are to fight back. suggest. >> that boosters. we'll give you cross protection. the whales is advancing new rules to get ahead of the spread, including an expansion of free at-home covid test and continue travel banned for 8 southern african nation. so i continue to rely on the scientists and asking them whether or not we have to move beyond what we did yesterday. right now they're saying no. but house republican leader kevin mccarthy says he's concerned that could change president biden's only strategy so far has been to threaten americans. with more arbitrary covid restrictions and mandates. that's why next week. senate republicans will try to push back by holding a vote on a plan to reverse federal vaccine mandates. they call unconstitutional in washington. raquel martin. >> finding an appointment for your covid booster shot is getting more and more challenging with omicron here. many locations are not listing any available appointments
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until early next year. january experts say getting the booster later then you'd like it is still better than not getting that booster at all. they say if you're already fully vaccinated, you are still protected from the worst symptoms of the virus. >> rather than having fomo about people getting and running for really even those 2 doses, you're really, really well to and kind beast. i care the most about which is making you get really sick enough to go to the hospital and potentially die. officials say as of right now, people who have tested positive for omicron and where. >> fully vaccinated but did not get the booster have only shown mild symptoms. so that is encouraging. we're learning more all the time about this variant and if you'd like more info on it. you can scan the qr code there on your screen that will. take you to the special coronavirus section on our website. you can learn more about the variant all the
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latest vaccine info as well on kron 4 dot com. now back to the oakland. police department's troubles. the staffing crisis. there and now a risk of losing tax revenue first, has made has the story. >> the oakland police department has an officer retention problem. opd officials say this month for more officers turned did resignations bringing the current staffing level to 676 warrant officers. that is to cops below the level to receive voter approved parcel tax revenue from measures e. >> what i'm proposing is that we increased police staffing immediately by 60 officers mounted above those 60 officers are 20 police positions currently frozen in the city budget. the cause of oakland. mayor libby police hiring plan. it is 5.8 million dollars. we are. >> able to put forward that budget proposal through a combination of savings,
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particularly salary savings equipment savings. so this act will not result in any reduction of any other services that the city provide retiring plan. authorizes 7 police academies. the current budget authorizes 5 academies. that budget was put forth by oakland city councilmember sheng pow who recently announced a hiring plan of her own to recruit more officers by offering a $50,000 hiring bonus for lateral transfers from other agencies. my concern, however, is that we are attracting officers who com to policing in oakland for the right reasons. >> we find ourselves in a crisis. however, opd chief armstrong shares the bears concerns. he released a statement that reads in part, quote, while offering financial incentives is a great way to recruit. i prefer to hire people who are not coming to oakland solely for monetary benefits next
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tuesday. the 2 opd hiring plans will be presented to the full city council for approval. has it made you kron. 4 news. >> still to come tonight, parents of a teenage gunman charged in this week's deadly shooting in michigan. a local attorney explains why michigan's prosecutor theirs trying to hold parents accountable. and consequences for members of the retail ring behind some of the smash and grab robberies. we've been seeing. >> we have details. i'm meteorologist lawrence karnow while feel a big change in the temperature today. weekend ahead. now it's rain in the forecast to tell you when forecast to tell you when coming up next. hi honey! hi mommy! oh i missed you! you just want to video call the kids. ok. hush little baby...don't say a word... but if slow upload speeds turns your goodnight call into an accidental horror movie... can you hear me? shut it down. just remember. you're not a bad mom. you just need better internet. at&t fiber delivers faster upload speeds
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>> what about 8 million dollars worth of stolen items that is what california's attorney general rob bonta says was found in san mateo county and he announced the arrest today of the 4 men and women responsible proffers rob nesbitt joins us now live with details of the investigation and the charges do tell rob, thank you. this is no small operation that was discovered in san mateo county. the stolen items were seized by the state from several homes. more than a dozen storage units as well as a warehouse that was used by the fees as a distribution center. >> the pictures of stolen items show the extent of just how big the million-dollar operation was in san mateo county, one of the largest retail theft busts in
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california history. attorney general rob bonta says 8 million dollars in merchandise was found from stores such as cvs target and walgreens $85,000 in cash and more than 1.8 million dollars was seized from various bank accounts doesn't stop after the initial theft. organized criminals resell their stolen goods and in many cases use the money to find additional illicit activity. according to the a g s office for man and one woman were arrested and pleaded guilty to stealing and reselling the goods. san mateo. sheriff's deputies say daly luis ran the operation. this stolen property being purchased stam from retail theft. commercial burglaries residential burglaries and auto burglaries ending up here to be resold for a big profit with an increase of retail thefts as well as smash-and-grabs in the bay area. attorneys general bonta used friday's announcement as a warning to other criminals, you will be held accountable.
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you will face consequences. is scheduled to be sentenced to 6 years in state prison after pleading guilty of committing organized retail theft receiving stolen property and money laundering grant vicki. >> all right. thank you, rob. the east bay woman is frustrated with the lack of police help after being the victim of a smash-and-grab robbery in oakland. here's some cell phone video of the crime last month as it happened near lake merritt. the woman says that she tried to file a police report with the video that she got from a witness, but her efforts went nowhere. she worries that the thieves will continue breaking into cars or commit more serious crimes. >> it's kind of scary to see. they don't even especially when you have a video clip. >> and that they have some kind of evidence to go after that. >> you know, maybe they will find another crime that happened by these people. when they just brush that under the carpet and not caring. this is
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not going to give me any sense of security honestly to go in that any more. >> kron. 4 news i did reach out to oakland police about this case, but we have not heard back yet. the terrifying moment for parents in san francisco. police say the woman tried to kidnap their 2 children. that incident happened yesterday afternoon around 3 o'clock on lake street in the city's richmond district. police say that a woman was caring for a 3 year-old and a one year-old went aaron williams of subasta poll reportedly approached her and grabbed the 3 year-old from her arms and tried to run away the then chased after williams and got the child back. but this time williams, according to police, tried to grab the one year-old from the stroller williams is now in jail on kidnapping and child endangerment charges. >> we're going to switch gears now and get a check on the forecast on this. ride a night time to put the flip-flops and
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tank tops away. it was warm earlier this week. but we're closing with a cool down ad definite chill in the air. chief meteorologist lawrence karnow here to talk about this. so switcheroo. love it. are worked up temperatures cool down today. >> as a high pressure kind of given way that on shore breeze returning here come those clouds rolling back on shore. >> yeah. these numbers much cooler than just a couple days ago as much as 20 degrees cooler around the bay area. something to watch out for 2 this weekend. you can likely see some coastal flooding. we have the king tides run high early this morning. they will once again the running high overnight tonight, but he there should be about a 7 foot plus tied by about 1130 tomorrow morning. so be prepared for that is we're going to likely see some coastal flooding in and around the bay. maybe the embarcadero some of those places that are low-lying so be prepared. the unlikely. see the king tide return tonight and throughout the weekend, high pressure giving way and that's a lot. all that fog to surge back on shore. and te sit where
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right now. plenty of low clouds and fog. it is going to be a cool chilly. kind of a damp night around the bay area. what about the rest? the weekend. we'll talk about that coming up in a few minutes. thank you, lawrence. tonight, many people in the bay area are mourning the loss of charlotte schultz. the san francisco institution spent decades serving as the. >> city's chief of protocol schultz later served in the same capacity for the state of california. she spoke a few years ago. former mayor ed lee's funeral and advised several mayors over the years. schultz helped host foreign leaders when they visited and was a power player and high-profile city circles serving on the boards of the san francisco ballet symphony opera. senator feinstein tweeted today saying she's heartbroken after losing her best friend, her husband, george shultz, the former secretary of state died earlier this year at the age of 100 charlotte schultz was 88. >> still ahead here on kark 4 news at 5. we're going break
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down an independent report that finds the killing of sean monterrosa in vallejo was not reasonable. also coming up. well, take you to a toy drive in the east bay. let you know how you can get involved.
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running the border between danville and san ramon on friday, the danville police department. >> is collecting toys for their fill the cruiser program this year. they're hoping to get donations of new and unopened toys to go in the bin here and then their objective is to fill up this police cruiser with toys, which they've almost completely done today. now this is the first time that the danville police department has teamed up with the marine corps reserves and their toys for tots program. they're hoping to collect again. new and unopened toys through the holidays. and then those toys will go to the marine corps reserves. who will then sort it and distribute them. the danville police department says they wanted to be here this year because they know a lot of people have struggling because of the pandemic. we want to make sure that all those parents out there who want to give toys to their kids for christmas can do. so there's a lot of people were hit hard and that's why we're out here. hopefully we can collect. more more toys than ever before because there's probably there's 5 more less fortunate kids out there than there were before. >> now, the denver police
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department will be back here at costco next friday from 10 to 2. if you can't make it down to costco here. you can also go the danville. >> police headquarters. they have a toys for tots donation box in the lobby there at the station as well. but for now in danville, charles clifford kron 4 news. >> next. a rarity in our country's ongoing struggle with school shootings. the parents of the accused of michigan school shooter have been charged. the big question now, though, where are they tonight. plus, what president biden is saying about the latest jobs report and the report about the police killing of sean monterrosa what a new report reveals about the officer's judgment and what could have been my auntie called me. she said uncle's had a heart attack. i needed him to be here. your heart isn't just yours. protect it with bayer aspirin. be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. i don't just play someone brainy on tv - i'm an actual neuroscientist. and i love the science behind neuriva plus.
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>> the deadly police shooting of sean monterrosa in vallejo last june was, quote, not reasonable that according to a new independent report released by the city and the police department. the 22 year-old was shot while officers were responding to looting at a walgreens store following the death of george floyd are calm. forcefully took off explains the reports and detail several breakdowns of a department policies by the officers involved. >> based on interviews with vallejo police supervisors on duty the night 22 year-old sean monterrosa was gunned down through a windshield by an officer in the back of an unmarked truck last june and interviews with the officers involved. the independent administrative investigative
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review into the shooting finds the use of force was not objectively reasonable. it says the 4 officers who were on scene tactically responded poorly and violated the police department's de escalation policies in light of those factors. the review says, quote, the chances of a non threatening or evet capitulated movement by mister monterrosa being misperceived as a deadly threat. we're greatly increased its frustrating when you know the truth and you have to put you have to. >> continue to scream at the top of your lungs to be heard. sean monterrosa's sisters consider the review of victory pointing to its assertion that the officers involved misinterpreted monterrosa's actions that night as aggression. >> failed to turn their body cameras on in a timely manner and that all of the officers mistakenly thought monterrosa was armed with a gun. instead it's been determined he had a hammer. we know shot he s


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