David DeBolt, East Bay Times

David DeBolt

East Bay Times

Oakland, CA, United States

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Recent:
  • East Bay Times
  • San Jose Mercury News
Past:
  • Vacaville Reporter
  • The Daily Democrat
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • Mercury-Register
  • ChicoER
  • The Denver Post
  • The Cannabist
  • Oakland Tribune

Recent articles by David:

Lawsuit: CHP targets men parked after dark at I-280 rest stops

“John Doe” is suing on claims of false arrest and discriminatory enforcement. His attorney estimates hundreds of men have been illegally ticketed since 1996 because officers believe the… → Read More

Death Row inmate, three others die amid COVID-19 outbreak at San Quentin Prison

Death Row inmate Johnny Avila Jr., 62, died Sunday. → Read More

Coronavirus: Health officials say Lake Merritt gatherings and vendors driving spike in Oakland cases

Health and elected officials urged residents to avoid Lake Merritt after a surge in coronavirus cases was tied to social gatherings → Read More

Coronavirus: As deaths in Latinx community skyrocket, Newsom calls to protect essential workers

Amid California's COVID-19 surge, the deadly virus is stalking communities of color, an array of elected and health officials said Friday, targeting Black and Latinx people both at work and in recreational settings. → Read More

COVID-19 exposure at courthouse halts start of double-murder trial

A double-murder trial set to begin on Monday at the East County Hall of Justice in Dublin was put on pause after a judge learned there were several staff members who tested positive for COVID-19. → Read More

New records in Oakland police shooting raise questions about DA’s role in investigating cops – The Mercury News

OAKLAND — Swerving on Fruitvale Avenue, the red Buick was spotted by two rookie Oakland cops. The Buick’s driver hooked a U-turn and sped off. The patrol car trailed for several blocks, its lights … → Read More

Peralta Colleges chancellor who resigned is shown the door early

The elected board of the four-college district voted in closed session to put Chancellor Regina Stanback Stroud on leave effective Saturday. Stanback Stroud sent the board a resignation letter on T… → Read More

Brush fire near Livermore nearly contained

The blaze has burned 253 acres and started at 5:15 p.m. Thursday at Tesla Road near McLaughlin Road, southeast of Livermore. → Read More

‘One of the giants’: Bay Area mourns death of civil rights leader John Lewis

Congressman and civil rights legend John Lewis’ death on July 17 mourned by Bay Area politicians. → Read More

Oakland settles Ghost Ship lawsuit for $32.7 million

The city of Oakland settled with the families of 32 of the 36 victims who perished in the Ghost Ship warehouse fire on Dec. 2, 2016 for $32.7 million total. → Read More

Vallejo: Police didn’t turn on body cameras until after Sean Monterrosa shooting, attorney says

Vallejo police on Wednesday privately released video in the investigation of the fatal shooting of Sean Monterrosa, but that video only began after the shooting was over. → Read More

Vallejo: Police didn’t turn on body cameras until after Sean Monterrosa shooting, attorney says

Vallejo police on Wednesday privately released video in the investigation of the fatal shooting of Sean Monterrosa, but that video only began after the shooting was over. → Read More

New California law would strip convicted officers of their badges

As protesters nationwide demand police reform, California lawmakers have introduced bills to strip problem police officers of their badges and better equip police agencies from hiring officers with… → Read More

Exclusive: Blacks are only 7% of the Bay Area, but 27% of those killed by police

Police in the Bay Area have killed 110 people since 2015. And a Bay Area News Group review of the deadly encounters found an outsized percentage of those killed were Black — even when they were una… → Read More

Vallejo police union files suit to stop city from naming officer who shot Sean Monterrosa

Vallejo police union files restraining order to keep hidden the name of the officers involved in the shooting death of Sean Monterrosa, 22. → Read More

Vallejo police union files suit to stop city from naming officer who shot Sean Monterrosa

Vallejo police union files restraining order to keep hidden the name of the officers involved in the shooting death of Sean Monterrosa, 22. → Read More

Attorney General: California could join 45 other states to strip problem officers of badges

Attorney General Xavier Becerra called for decertifying officers for “serious misconduct,” even requiring law enforcement agencies to complete investigations after a police officer leav… → Read More

Attorney General: California could join 45 other states to strip problem officers of badges

Attorney General Xavier Becerra called for decertifying officers for “serious misconduct,” even requiring law enforcement agencies to complete investigations after a police officer leav… → Read More

Vallejo cop who killed 22-year-old San Francisco man had three prior shootings as a policeman

The Vallejo police officer who shot and killed 22-year-old Sean Monterrosa in the early morning hours of June 2 has been identified by multiple law enforcement sources as a longtime cop who has fir… → Read More

Vallejo cop who killed 22-year-old San Francisco man had three prior shootings as a policeman

The Vallejo police officer who shot and killed 22-year-old Sean Monterrosa in the early morning hours of June 2 has been identified by multiple law enforcement sources as a longtime cop who has fir… → Read More