TBS Today, June 26

We've been in court most of this week on the Joe Carroll trial, which is going to take up a lot of time in the coming months.

Don't expect daily dispatches but we'll keep you in the loop about significant updates. There has been a lot of interesting testimony this week.

We're planning a new installment on that for tomorrow.

After court yesterday, we went to the Berkeley City Council meeting, which went until almost midnight.

It was City Manager Dee Williams-Ridley's final meeting, Councilman Igor Tregub's first regular meeting and also the biennial budget vote.

If you're on X, you can see our thread about budget highlights. We hope to have a story tomorrow.

We also have several interesting BPD cases to update you on from the past week or so.

We've been told some investigative work remains underway. Stories are forthcoming as soon as that wraps up.

Today's news

A suspect who was charged with indecent exposure and lewd conduct near an Elmwood theater popular with kids was released on his own recognizance — then ended up terrifying two UC Berkeley students who found him in their home, according to court papers.

He's facing hot-prowl burglary charges.

UC Berkeley coeds awoken by homeless intruder
Both young women, members of Cal’s beach volleyball team, said they were still disturbed and traumatized by the incident months later.

In case you missed it

Triple murder case begins for alleged Berkeley gang member
Authorities say Joe Carroll Jr. was a Waterfront gang member who killed three men and tried to kill three others between 2009 and 2011.
Top deputy for DA Pamela Price resigns amid reorg
Otis Bruce Jr. came under scrutiny at his former job in Marin County due to an investigation that found workplace misconduct.

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