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Oakland police ID suspect killed, officers involved in fatal shooting - Story | KTVU
Posted Mar 15 2018 10:14AM PDT

Updated Mar 15 2018 10:16AM PDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (BCN) - Oakland police identified a man that officers shot and killed near the MacArthur BART station as 32-year-old Joshua Pawlik.

Police also identified the officers involved in the fatal Sunday shooting as Sgt. Francisco Negrete, William Berger, Brandon Hraiz and Craig Tanaka.

Police said they received a report at 6:17 p.m. Sunday of a man down and armed with a gun. When they arrived, they said the man was lying on the ground holding a semi-automatic firearm in the 900 block of 40th Street between two buildings. Police said officers arrived on the scene and tried to develop a "peaceful resolution," asking Pawlik to put his gun down. He did not comply, according to police.
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Police said they decided that Pawlik posed an "immediate threat" to police with "the risk of death or serious bodily harm." The officers then opened fire on Pawlik. Police did not specify how many times he was shot.

Police said they treated him for his wounds but he died on the scene. The officers were wearing body-worn cameras at the time of his death, according to police.

Negrete has nine years of experience in the Oakland Police Department, Berger and Hraiz have four and Tanaka has two. Police released a photo of the firearm they said they recovered after the shooting.
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7 weeks ago by Quercki
Federal Judge Appoints Outside Attorney to Examine Oakland Police Shooting | KQED News
In an unusual decision today, U.S. District Judge William Orrick appointed Edward Swanson, an independent attorney, to re-examine an officer-involved shooting of a homeless man in Oakland last year.

The judge's order indicates that there could be differences ofopinion between the Oakland Police Department and its court-appointed monitor regarding whether or not police officers involved in the shooting violated department policies or the law, and whether any of them should face discipline.

The department has yet to disclose what its final findings are.

On March 11 of last year, Joshua Pawlik, 31, was lying on the ground between two houses in West Oakland when a police officer spotted him. Pawlik was reportedly unconscious and holding a pistol. Several officers surrounded Pawlik and took cover behind an armored vehicle.

When Pawlik woke up, officers repeatedly shouted commands to drop the gun. According to body-camera video released by the OPD eight months after the shooting, Pawlik attempted to lift himself off the ground when four officers opened fire, killing him.
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march 2019 by Quercki

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