Thursday news report

BART Police announced Thursday that they will no longer use the term “enthusiastic delirium” in written reports and the term has been removed from the agency’s policy manual.

Delirium has been cited, mostly by law enforcement, for nearly four decades as a cause of death in police custody, particularly among those who were physically restrained or incapacitated.

The validity of the medical concept itself is disputed by medical experts, and was denounced in 2020 by the American Medical Association and the American Psychiatric Association, both of which said the diagnosis is used almost exclusively in cases of excessive police force or in which the deceased person has been restrained.


The BART Office of Independent Police Auditor has recommended that BART Police discontinue use of the term. The Bart Police Citizens Review Board also agreed with the recommendation.

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials confirmed Thursday that a convicted murderer who had been convicted of planning to live in Auckland was deported to Cambodia on Tuesday.

Phoeun You, 48, has sought a pardon from Governor Gavin Newsom, who has never been deported. Your re-entry plan was centered around Auckland.

Federal officials said you were convicted of first-degree murder in Los Angeles County in 1996 and sentenced to 35 years in prison for life. I was a member of the Asian Boyz gang, according to ICE.

But your supporters said he fixed his life. His supporters said he is a founding member of the Restoring Our Original True Selves program, a certified Bay Area Women Against Rape counselor, and a mentor to other incarcerated refugees from Asia.

A 43-year-old man convicted in 2011 for participating in the torture and beating of a teenage boy inside Tracy’s home for more than a year will have to wait four to six months to determine his eligibility for parole.

Anthony Witters, incarcerated at Molly Creek State Prison in Eon, was granted parole by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on March 30 after serving 11 years of his sentence for his role in the abuse of a 16-year-old boy named Kyle.

However, a hearing was held Tuesday at En Banc in Sacramento with the CDCR Executive Board after Governor Gavin Newsom requested that waiters remain in custody.

After the hearing, the Board decided to refer the case to an annulment hearing.

The purpose of the revocation hearing is to evaluate new information or a fundamental error made by the grant committee that may indicate that the grant of parole was inappropriate and will be heard by two commissioners and a deputy commissioner, according to the CDCR.

An 83-year-old man died in a jogging accident in Auckland on Wednesday night, police said.

The name of the victim, an Oakland resident, was not yet available from the Alameda County Coroner’s Office on Thursday afternoon.

Police said the collision occurred shortly after 6 p.m. on 14th Street and Poplar Street in West Auckland, one block from DeFremery Park. Officers were sent to the intersection after a collision was reported.

A 1996 Saturn SL was heading east on 14th Street and trying to turn left onto Poplar Street when the 2013 Westbound Audi Q5 on 14th Street widened Saturn, according to an initial police investigation. Police said the force of the impact pushed Saturn toward a fence in the northwest corner of the intersection.

Police said Oakland firefighters responded and treated the Saturn driver, but he died there.

Police said the Audi driver left the area before the police arrived.

A 54-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of shooting him last month in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood, police said Thursday.

Detectives identified Randy Oliver as the suspect in the murder of 21-year-old Jamil Price, who was found shot at approximately 7:40 p.m. on July 9 in the Dakota area and 23rd Streets and later died in a hospital.

Oliver was arrested around 7:55 p.m. Tuesday in Yolo County and booked in jail on suspicion of murder, according to police.

San Francisco police did not release any details about the cause of the shooting.

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors has approved a $2.2 million settlement in the lawsuit brought by several plaintiffs against the county and its attorney general’s office.

The plaintiffs, brought up by Mary Bloomberg, Allison Chandler, Jill Henderson, Mary Knox and Rachel Piersig in the Office of Attorney General Diana Pickton, claimed that under Pickton’s leadership, not enough was done to promote women in office, and women were discriminated against because of age, and there More female representation is needed.

Blumberg, Henderson, Knox and Piersig still work in the attorney general’s office, according to DA office spokesperson Ted Asrigado. Chandler left business for the county in February.

The settlement includes costs and attorneys’ fees. Asregadoo said in a statement Thursday that the settlement resolves all claims and includes dismissal of the claim.

State Superintendent of Public Education Tony Thurmond announced Thursday $1.4 million in financial literacy grants in partnership with Next Gen Personal Finance, a nonprofit that promotes the implementation of personal finance courses in high schools across the United States.

The grants will provide professional development for high school teachers across California to begin personal finance electives in their schools. The first 1,000 teachers who complete 20 hours of professional development courses through Next Gen Personal Finance will receive a stipend of $500.

The grants of $1.4 million in next-generation personal finance will also cover half of the costs of personal finance professionals assigned to five school districts across the state: Los Angeles Unified School District, San Diego Unified School District, Fresno Unified School District, and Long Beach Uniified. School District and the San Francisco Unified School District.

Tim Ranzita, co-founder of Next Gen Personal Finance, said the professionals will focus on developing and implementing personal finance approaches in school districts.

The organization has promoted a national mission to provide personal finance courses to all high school students across the United States by 2030.

Santa Clara County will soon launch a pilot program to provide financial support to seniors in unoccupied high schools after it was approved unanimously by the county’s Board of Supervisors Tuesday.

From April to August 2023, the program will send an unconditional payment of $1,000 per month to homeless students in their final year of high school in an effort to facilitate their transition to higher education or employment opportunities.

Submitted by Susan Ellenberg, the superintendent of Santa Clara County, the proposal lays out the failed Senator Dave Cortez’s bill, Senate Bill 1341. If passed, the bill introduced in February would have provided financial support for homeless teens in their final five months of high school.

The hope was to fight 15,000 out-of-home California seniors from sliding further into poverty without adequate financial resources — what Cortez refers to as the “summer thaw.”

Fairfield Police Chief Diana Cantrell announced her retirement this week after recurring breast cancer.

“This is my second cancer diagnosis,” Cantrell said in a statement Tuesday. “It really made me reassess my life and speed my plans beyond the work I love.”

Cantrell joined the force in 2020 and was Fairfield’s first female police chief. The city said it has been in law enforcement for more than 28 years.

As president, Cantrell has been instrumental in moving the department toward the “30 x 30” goal of increasing female representation in the force by 30 percent by 2030. As of this summer, the Fairfield Police Department has added 12 women since 2020 when she took over as chief.

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