TBS Today, March 23

Two short Berkeley crime stories for you today.

  • A man who accidentally shot himself on Saturday is now facing criminal charges, police say.
  • A man with a jug of gasoline walked into a hotel lobby and set the floor on fire, authorities report.

We generally try not to publish on the weekend, but sometimes news warrants it.

Man arrested in Berkeley after accidentally shooting himself
Police said he would be arrested on suspicion of being a prohibited person in possession of a gun as well as drug possession charges.
Berkeley hotel lobby fire prompts arson investigation
Authorities are reviewing lobby security footage and have collected samples from the scene to learn more about what happened, BFD said.

In other news

On Friday, the Alameda County DA's office was recused from the prosecution of a high-profile fatal police shooting case that had been set to begin trial in April.

It's the second successful recusal motion of the entire office this year.

Alameda County DA recused from fatal police shooting case
It’s the second time this year that the Alameda County DA’s office under Pamela Price has been recused from a case.

We spoke with KQED about it Saturday for a news brief, so you may hear us on the radio.

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