TBS Today, June 15

This will be a quick one due to a pesky migraine. But there's plenty for you to read while we recover.

We have the latest on the Logwood case. He was convicted today of voluntary manslaughter.

Delonzo Logwood convicted of manslaughter, may get 12 years
If a judge accepts the proposed 12-year sentence, Logwood is likely to serve just two more years. He’s been in custody since 2015.

We also learned today about a freeway shooting in Berkeley this week.

CHP: Freeway shooting in Berkeley targets work crew
The passenger pointed a black handgun out the window and fired two rounds at a 14-person landscaping crew that had been hired by Caltrans.
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Berkeley public safety events

For those of you interested in connecting with others in Berkeley who are concerned about public safety, two Zoom events are coming up just for you.

On Thursday night, Terry Taplin is holding a public safety forum. There may well be a West Berkeley focus, but the event is open to everyone. Here's the Zoom link. You can also RSVP. We are juggling a few things but hope to be there.

The next event is set for Wednesday, June 21, when SafeBears will host former Alameda County Assistant District Attorney Butch Ford as he talks about "the changing nature of crime and punishment in Alameda County, and what we can do to make Berkeley safe."

Ford resigned from the Alameda County DA's office in May and now works for the San Francisco district attorney's office, where quite a few AlCo folks have now landed.

Ford's resignation letter went viral after we were the first to share it on Twitter.

If you missed our story on SafeBears, check it out here. The group, which was founded by Cal parents but is open to everyone, recently secured its nonprofit status.

SafeBears hopes to launch a monthly webinar series so be sure to sign up for SafeBears if you'd like to know more.

In case you missed it

Dana Rivers sentenced to life in prison without parole
The judge called the murders “the most depraved crime that I’ve handled in the criminal justice field in 33 years.”
Berkeley OKs new surveillance cameras to help solve crime
They will be mounted at 10 key intersections where authorities hope they will be more likely to record people entering and exiting Berkeley.
Did you know? The Berkeley Police Department has a security camera registry to assist in the investigation of crimes. Learn more on the city website.