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>> from the bay area's local news station. you're watching kron 4 news at 6. was a big part of this family. was our king. >> our protector for free fun. all right. by sir. he was our everything. >> now it's 6. kevin, the shooter's family shares their memories of the former security guard and retired police officer lost his life while protecting one of us. good evening. thanks for joining us for kron 4 news at 6. i'm ken wayne. i'm justine waldman in for pam moore tonight. we're now approaching one week since kevin staff. >> he died last saturday after being shot in downtown oakland just one day before thanksgiving. and at that time he was protecting one of our reporters who was working on a story in oakland. it's his widow and son and daughter, all of them telling us today
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while protecting others, kevin was at his best. >> so it's a word it's in japanese and it's. on and that means that to fist. perseverance in a difficult time. kevin, but always tell me to the ups and downs. just life itself. you'd always tell me that. and i would remember and i would tell him, okay. all right. you know, and im even stronger in any situation that we were in that or we leave the house late. >> there's your any street lights. we can clearly see our week in a car. but he would have a everything just little too intense or like okay, we can see where we're going, but it always lead us out share was buckled up. i think. >> you know, one of the most things about him. is he just you never asked for anything in return. >> you know, he was always asking why he did what we needed. even at. you know, how
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it rolls we are now. you know, you just never just asked us to, you know, be happy work hard. my pen. my most memorable memorable keeping her. >> families still arranging his funeral services. they're pleading with anyone with information about the shooting contact. oakland police. they say they want justice and a sense of closure. >> i want to say that i kindly ask that anybody was in that area at the time and they have any video that they can turn into the oakland. police department to please turn in anything that you may think are not think if you're in the area. get to the place. >> the oakland police department revealed earlier this week that they believe someone does have video of the shooting which happened here near 14th and harrison in downtown oakland just a few blocks from the 12 street bart
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station and investigators believe the video contains additional leads including the car in question which they say is a white 2004 to 2008 acura tl with 4 doors and a sunroof during the shooting. it did not have a front license plate. a reward of over $32,000 is being offered for any information that leads to an arrest and also reminder tonight, a fund has been set up for them to shoot a 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. this information is also on our website, kron 4 dot com. >> staying in the east bay. the oakland police department is facing a staffing crisis and is now at risk of losing tax revenue on forces and has it made you explains how the city's mayor is now getting involved too increase opd staffing. >> the oakland police department has an officer retention problem. opd officials say this month for more officers turned did
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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 shes police hiring plan. it is 5.8 million dollars. we are. >> able to put forward that budget proposal through a combination of savings, 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 council member shane pow who recently
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announced a hiring plan of their 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. the executive director of the justice teams network and co-founder of the anti police terror project cat brooks has a different set of concerns. her statement reads in part, quote, libby chefs plan is based on the faulty premise that more police officers will keep us safe. it goes on to say we can't make the same mistakes we made in the past we cannot throw more good money after failed policy
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quote, next tuesday the 2 opd hiring plans will be presented to the full city council for approval. has it made you kron. 4 news. >> the state woman says she is frustrated with the lack of police help after being the victim of a smash-and-grab robbery in oakland here. cell phone video of the crime last month as it happened right near lake merritt. that woman says that she tried to file a police report with the video she got from a witness, but she says her efforts went nowhere. she worries that the thieves will continue breaking into cars are even commit more serious crimes. >> it's kind of scary to see if 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 not going to give me any sense of security honestly to go in that any more.
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>> kron 4 did reach out to the oakland police department about this case, but so far we have not heard back yet. take a look at this. another smash-and-grab, this one in san francisco's chinatown neighborhood. this video was sent to us by one of our viewers person could be seen using a light to peer into a blue car. >> before smashing the windows and stealing several items inside a passer by kind of stops for a moment to see what's going on and moves on this happened near grant and washington streets. it's not clear exactly what was stolen in san francisco police have not commented on this theft. one of the largest retail theft bus in california history was made in the bay area. attorney general rob bonta made the announcement today in san mateo county. >> that's where he says 5 defendants were arrested in september for stealing nearly 8 million dollars in merchandise. kron four's rob nesbitt joins us now live from the newsroom with more on the arrest and the charges. >> justine this was no small operation that was discovered in san mateo county, the stolen items were seized by the state from several homes
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more than a dozen storage units as well as a warehouse that was used by the thieves 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 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 men 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
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residential burglaries and auto burglaries ending up here to be resold for a big profit. this case is a great example of how organized retail rings are wreaking havoc across county lines 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. 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 just eating can. all right. thank you for that, rob. and time now for 4 zone forecast wow. that friday night and people are heading to town do whatever you have probably go to the dubs game. >> think not all going to fit are they going to be disappointed. yeah. well, if they're outside, they're going need a coat. it's chilly out.
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yeah. how about that? what a change in the weather is amazing. how can kind of snap back like this time of year. but he had all that nice warm record breaking temperatures. those are long gone now here we sit tonight, the clouds overhead. one of those really kind of chilly days. not much in the way of clearing that kept temperatures. we went from wearing well above the average as much as 15 degrees above average to below average 56 degrees in san francisco normal at least 59 56 also in oakland, 58 in san jose 55 running below the average and live more now 57 degrees in concord and 55 degrees in santa rosa. all courtesy of that on shore breeze today bringing with it some low clouds and fog. you see it not only in the bay area into the monterey bay all the way down to a point conception as well in the los angeles, too. so cooling down across the state. high-pressure breaking down and that sea breeze just kind of gathering steam again tonight that's going to push low clouds and fog back into the bay and some of the valley's too. so expected to be a cool start to the day. i think tomorrow may just end up slightly warmer by the afternoon. a little more
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sunshine inside the bay of some of the valley. still, we're talking about cool numbers highs only in the 50's and low 60's morning forecast. coming up, few minutes. thank you so much. coming up tonight at 6, a new independent report finds the deadly shooting of sean monterrosa. >> was not reasonable. what this could now mean for the police officer who pulled the trigger. >> and the parents of a teenager accused of shooting and killing 4 students are now facing charges. prosecutors say they want to hold both the teen and his parents accountable. but first, a mixed jobs report drove stock prices on wall street lower today. we'll take a look at why it was far below expectations ahead in a live expectations ahead in a live report. mrs. claus the shopping boss here to help you merry savers decorate with the best bargains ever! ross has savings on everything you need to get the party started. because who waits for shipping anymore? or guests?! i love saying yes to more merry for less at ross! your eyes. beautiful on the outside, but if you have diabetes,
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>> hi there. good evening will economists had predicted that more than half a million new jobs would be added in november and instead we saw less than half that number of jobs added. >> despite a disappointing jobs report president biden is maintaining an optimistic tone about the u.s. economy. >> our economy is markedly stronger than it was a year ago and today the incredible news that our unemployment rate has fallen to 4.2%. >> the unemployment rate has dropped by more than 2% since president biden took office. the cbo had predicted we wouldn't get to this level of unemployment for another 3 years at this point. the year. >> we're looking at the sharpest one-year decline in unemployment ever. the president says wages are also up by about 10% in the transportation and warehouse industries. and by 13% for workers in hotels and restaurants. the president said that combined with tax credits to families means many americans. >> are better off today than
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before he took office, even after accounting for rising inflation really only leading economy in the world for household income and the economy as a whole are stronger than they were before the pandemic republican house leader kevin mccarthy says the white house is downplaying economic concerns caused by inflation and supply chain problems. i'm sure the white house will try to spin it one way, but they're supposed to be 550,000 jobs, especially during a seasonal hiring perry. >> much less than that. earlier this week. the chair of the federal reserve. jerome powell said that both the supply chain issues and the high inflation rate are tied to the pandemic. >> and powell also said that most economists still widely expect that both of those problems will improve significantly over the next year. reporting live in washington. alexandra, the mound. alexandra, thank you so much. >> and here's what's just in to the kron 4 news room. we have learned that alameda county is now reporting 5
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mildly symptomatic cases of the omicron variant of the total 12 cases, all covid cases are linked to a wedding that happened last weekend in wisconsin working to get more details on more coverage tonight in prime time. also tonight, white house medical advisors continue to track the latest information about the omicron variant and they're hopeful. we will keep it under control. >> we are in a far better position now than we were at this time last year. not only do we now have knowledge and experience from addressing other variants such as doped up. we also have far more tools with proven prevention methods. >> health experts gave an update this morning and doctor anthony fauci says at this point, the best way to prevent severe illness is to get vaccinated and get that booster shot. he says the current data appears to show strong protection against all variants after the 3rd dose. however, more information needs to be gathered. the biden administration also announced another 9 million vaccine doses are being sent
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to africa bringing the united states is total donation to the continent to 100 million. >> finding an open appointment to get your covid booster shot is getting to be challenging many locations are even listing any available doses until early next year. experts say getting the booster later than you'd prefer is still better than not getting the extra dose at all. they say if you're already fully vaccinated, you are still protected from the virus. officials say as of now, people who have tested positive for the omicron and were fully vaccinated but did not get the booster shot have only shown mild symptoms. if you want more information on the new variants. you can scan this qr code on the screen will take you straight to our special coronavirus page on our website. you can learn more about the omicron variant along with the latest vaccine information at kron 4 dot com. >> now to talk about our 4 zone forecast as we take a live look outside here in downtown san francisco. >> that gray skies pretty much been the story all over the
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bay area north to south hasn't yet won a change. i mean, really just cool down of the point you wanted to or heat things up. right. turn on the heater. your house and grab a jacket. if you're headed outdoors, it's been cool out there probably going to stay that way. in fact, this next week could be even colder, maybe start talking about some rain. but tomorrow it's the king tides. they are rolling back into town. you may have noticed that today. watch out for some flooding in and around the bay as you're going to see those tides running to just over 7 feet by about 1030, tomorrow morning. that's when the tide rolls in. and if you're beachcomber, you might want to wait till the afternoon around 4.30 in the afternoon, you're going to see a -1.7 foot tide. they mean be a little beach come out there and check out all the things, all those great spots out toward the ocean. but yeah, tomorrow the king tides going to be around and also back again on sunday and monday highs today. yeah. you thought it was cooler. it certainly was these numbers only in the 50's. all running below the average for this time of year. the fog low clouds just kind of sitting overhead, even though high-pressure was
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overhead. yeah, we started to see more of an on shore breeze said again, that offshore wind that cleared out our skies that sea breeze kicked in that problem with that very cool fought all of a sudden the atmosphere really kind of switch gears. and i think that's going to be the trend as we take you through the next 7 days. we're going to get prepared for some rain here. nothing to begin the are on the rise, but maybe some better chances. we go down the road here a little bit further tonight, mostly cloudy low clouds and fog around the entire bay area tomorrow. cloudy morning only partial clearing in the afternoon. i think a little more sunshine, but a little more sun specially on sunday may be slightly warmer temperatures high pressure continue sit over head. but the jet stream start a buck a little bit and eventually this big dome of high pressure is going to retrograde that means it's going to pull all the way off the pacific coast line that's going allow for these storm systems kind of drop over the top of it. that means get a chance. some showers on the way. not this weekend. not tomorrow is going stay dry temperatures tomorrow going to be cool plan on some 50's in some low 60's next couple days. a chance of rain comes
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monday and then another chance of that. the following thursday. thank you, lawrence. it's that time of year spreading some holiday cheer. we're going to take a look at several annual toy drives several annual toy drives going on across the bay area. i don't just play someone brainy on tv - i'm an actual neuroscientist. and i love the science behind neuriva plus. unlike ordinary memory supplements, neuriva plus fuels six key indicators of brain performance. more brain performance? yes, please! neuriva. think bigger. ♪ i see trees of green ♪ ♪ red roses too ♪ ♪ i see them bloom for me and you ♪ (music) ♪ so i think to myself ♪ ♪ oh what a wonderful world ♪ people were afraid i was contagious. i felt gross.
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>> happening today, the open museum of california has reopened its special exhibitions area after it was forced to close due to water damage from that big storm in october. here are some pictures of that damage equipment was brought in to
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dry out the floors in the walls. the art work and the artifacts in the museum. the good news were not damaged. >> walnut creek. police are collecting toys to help families in need. the department is hosting the drive for the concord family. justice center stand for families, free of violence and toys for tots. so here's how you can help. you can drop off donations at the walnut creek. police department's lobby inside city hall. doors will be open between 8, 5 monday through friday. in addition to toys. they also need items including clothes for both women and children. this toy drive and clothing drive is going to run through january 5th of 2022, the danville police department also wants to gather toys for families in need. this christmas kron 4 charles clifford has details. >> well, here at the costco in danville. this actually 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
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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 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
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in danville, charles clifford kron 4 news. >> coming up next kron 4 news at 6, a new independent report finds the deadly shooting of sean monterrosa in vallejo was not reasonable. what this could now mean for the police officer who pulled the trigger. the manhunt is over for the parents of the accused teenage gunman in the recent high school shooting in michigan. why authorities believe they fled after charges were announced against them and could no snow during california's winters become the new normal. why that might wet dishes? residue? spots? it's not your dishwasher's fault. simply add finish jetdry 3in1 to rinse, dry and shine your dishes. solve 3 problems at once with finish jetdry 3in1.
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police shooting of sean monterrosa in valais last june was, quote, not reasonable. that's according to a new independent report released by the city and police department. the 22 year-old was shot while officers were responding to looting at a walgreens store following the death of george floyd. >> kron 4 sweep to call explains the report. details several breakdowns of 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 review into the shooting finds the use of force was not objectively reasonable. it says the 4 officers who were on scene tactically responded
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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 even 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 was surrendering. he knew that when the county law enforcement that, you know, we shouldn't pose any threat to them 18 months ago. the report says officers responding to the looting call at walgreen

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