The Alameda County DA's office may have put its prosecution of a fatal police shooting in jeopardy by posting about it online, a judge said Friday.
Attorneys in the Steven Taylor manslaughter case have been sparring since last year when Michael Rains, representing former San Leandro cop Jason Fletcher, sought to have the DA's office recused.
His attempt failed, and then the DA's office tried to have Rains and his firm thrown off the case. That too was unsuccessful.
Friday's hearing focused largely on concerns about a Facebook post the DA's office made about the case. Here's our latest Scanner exclusive.
Over the weekend: Berkeley police arrested an Oakland man in connection with sexual battery reports involving several minors during a show at 924 Gilman.
We also had two reports of gunfire in Berkeley last night.
One was in the area of Roble and Tunnel roads around 10:20 p.m. Police responded but did not find anything.
A couple hours later, there was gunfire at Bonar Street and Allston Way shortly before 12:25 a.m. Police found casings but there were no reported injuries.
One woman told us she heard seven gunshots. We updated our gunfire map right away.
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