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traffic stop got out of control. tonight, many are worried that officers are over reacting far too often and others say the criminals are getting too bold. >> i don't have the memory of this many police in two days. that's a lot. >> civil rights attorney said is deeply troubled by the he deadly officer involved shootings. four people have been shot and killed by police in just 27 hours. leading some to question whether officers on a heightened sense of alert are over reacting. >> i'm alarmed by it. concerned that we could have a rash of unnecessary police shootings where people are killed under circumstances that should not be killed. >> we as lawyers looked at the shootings and said, literally the officers had no alternative but to fire their weapons.
>> he represents all the officers in the deadly run-ins, he admitted the shootings are unusual high but justified. >> it's a case, for whatever reason, people who carry guns and would-be criminals have decided that they are going to resist the legitimate orders, commands of the the police do their job. >> hayward police say that was the case yesterday morning when a officer pulled them over. >> when it happens, it's a situation like this. where there was no option. the driver was driving at him. and there's no other type of force that will stop that. >> just because it's a shooting does not mean it's justified. and just because the department says it's justified doesn't mean it's justified. >> of course, all of the shootings will be disclosely
reviewed by internal affairs and by attorneys. everyone is hoping that the number of officer involved shootings is just a coincidence and not part of an ongoing trend. reporting live, i'm jodi hernandez. nbc bay area news. >> now to a story that you will see only on nbc bay area. inside the san jose police academy. the department as you heard has been decimated after police leaving. they are facing an up tick in deadly crime. we got the look inside the training. training they will need to use and soon? >> that is right, the chief said he was impressed with the academy. he hopes all 43 of them passes the academy in two weeks and join the force that desperately needs their help. ♪ >> they started with 45.
today it's down to 43. men and women who put on the academy blues. their assignment, impress the brass of the san jose police department. the recruits had to recite is code of ethics and individually recite the use of deadly force code. >> our instructors, they actually train with them and have handgun training every week. and i mean, part of it, learning the shooting policy. that is important, as the to when not to use it and when to use it. how to carry it and keep it save safe. >> more than 130 officers left the force in 2012. some to patrol the streets of other cities. tired of the drop in pay and benefits in san jose.
>> it's a great start, but it's only part of the he equation. we need to retain the force that we have. and we need to continue with our recruiting with our -- with our academy graduates. >> reporter: their handcuffs are inspected and their guns swabbed with a q-tip to check cleanline cleanliness. they will know in two weeks if they will wear the badge. a force that is eager to get back to the days when every recruit in the nation wanted to be a cop in san jose. the badge pinning for these cadets will take place on march 15th. they will ride along with the supervisor for a few weeks and then they will hit the streets by themselves early this summer. we are live in san jose. nbc bayier news. >> tonight we are losing more of the teen killed over the weekend in campbell.
18-year-old richard vega was found shot, though he made it to the hospital for emergency surgery, he ultimately died. there's flowers where he died. a former classmate told us that he can't imagine why his friend was shot. >> got along with everyone, actually. he was a funny guy. he always had a smile on his face. he was friends with everyone at school. he was not in like anything or anything at all. >> campbell police say they do not have a motive or who the shooter is, but they are reviewing video from the scene and talking to witnesses and are looking for a dark colored sedan seen leaving the area. they are hoping to solve the homicide. anyone with information is asked to call the campbell police department. the out pouring of support for santa cruz is still coming for the fallen officers.
among the gifts, a teddy bear with a purple heart and a note reading, quote the purple heart is for the sacrifice, above and beyond the call of duty. now there's a public memorial for baker and butler. it will be held this thursday at noon at hp pavilion in san jose, there will be a pro session from santa cruz to san jose just before the memorial. the escape from alcatraz turned tragic for the first time in the 33 year history in the event when one of the participants died. tonight we know who he is. his name is ross ellinger. he decide just one minute after jumping into the bay at the start of the race. the race officials think he suffered a heart attack. however the medical examiner's office has not issued a cause of death yet. the water was 51 degrees, sunday, cooler than normal because the race was held earlier than usual in order to accommodate america's cup races
this summer. the happy hound restaurant in los gatos, caught fire overnight and you can see inside, the damage looks pretty badge. the firefighters say there's minimal damage inside the building though. the fire appears to have started in an outside utility closet and was mostly contained there. the owner of the happy hound said he hopes to reopen in about a month. well the key to getting more sleep could be at the gym, we will explain the connection. the discovery that could be a game changer in the fight against hiv, find out what happened this morning that sent animal specialists scrambling. good afternoon, i'm jeff ra are neary a lot of sunshine today, not a bad way to start off your monday. satellite radar picture is dry and we are tracking an incoming storm. we will is have more of the winter storm warning and how much the snow we could get.
>> want to give you another live look at the darling, that is that 82-foot yacht that is being towed out to sea. the darling run aground after being stolen from sausalito, three people were arrested on board who apparently were enjoying the darling with the pizza party. the boat has been grounded there. the owner is a little aghast that his boat is there. the $3 million yacht is there. this will take a bit. they waited for the tide to come up and now they are hoping the tug boat can pull it out. another unusual sight to show you. this one quite dangerous in the east bay. two horses on the loose on the off ramp on northbound 680 in martinez. this is 2:30 in the morning. imagine if you saw this.
california highway patrol called in, the offramp shut down so the horses could be gathered. good news, horses were taken to animal control safely and the owners tracked down. let's go to rome where they are deciding when to meet. cardinals around the world are in the vatican and will decide when the conclave will begin. >> that means finding somebody who is a good and holy man but also politically is savvy. >> we should learn the start of the conclave by next week. cuts and delays, the fall out
why sequestration is being felt across the nation. it does not seem like democrats or republicans are working to reverse the cuts. there's a gallup poll out showing that the president's approval rating has fallen, do you think it's connect to the sequestration? >> it could be. the american public was said that they could be apaulled. now, comes the finger pointing. democrats trying to blame republicans, get back on top of it politically are trying to make a lot out of the alleged effects of all the spending cuts. days in to the start of
sequestration, the obama administration says that the security lines are longer. no traffic delays reported. but fewer tsa and us customs agents are working, over time all by eliminated. >> the new york airports got through okay, but that will be temporary. so we will see the effects cascade over the next week. >> in the fall, schools could suffer teacher layoffs. >> there are going to be families and communities that are hurt. >> president obama convened. >> we are going to manage it the best we can to try to minimize the impacts on american families. >> but republicans are charging that the president is maximizing the effect of sequester and endangering defense. >> removing the resources drastically puts the american families and a allies at risk of future attacks. >> the president hopes that sequestration will pressure republicans into a tax hike on the risk. >> eventually a lot of people
will feel pain. that is why we have got to keep on working to reduce our deficit in a balanced way. >> won't happen say gop lawmakers. >> i think the president miscalculated thinking that we would agree to revenues in the case. and that is not in the cards. when house republicans floated a plan this afternoon to try to avoid possible but unlikely government shut down at the end of this month, sequester budget cuts were in the plan and no tax hike was. live from the capitol, nbc bay area news. >> in health matters, we know that exercise can improve anxiety and others, but now we know it can improve sleep. those that get the most exercise get the best sleep and feel the most refreshed. it's not clear yet why. but any kind of physical activity helps, dancing, taking
a walk, anything that gets your body moving helps you stay still at night. a baby that was born with hiv has now no sign of the virus. while they have stopped just short of calling it a cure, they say it could be the beginning of one. we will look at the treatment being used. >> the baby was given anti-retro viral drugs, that is not unusual but it is that she was given it hours after birth. and has been off of treatment for a year with no sign of pin infection. at the hospital, the doctor decided to treat a newborn baby immediately after birth with 3 hiv drugs before waiting two to three weeks for lab tests. which confirmed efventually tha the baby was infected. the doctor made the decision based on the baby's high risk
for infection. the mother had not had any prenatal care. when they follow-upped up, the baby had been taken off of what should have been long-term treatment. >> the mom admitted that she had not given the baby medicine for months, and i expected the baby to have problems. >> the doctor ordered more tests. and there was no sign of the virus in the baby. >> experts are calling this a functional cure and suspect that the early treatment left no time for the virus to hideout in the body. the development is certainly encouraging. but pedestrians in san jose say this is just a single case and this approach will likely not help most hiv patients. >> i would say it's highly unlikely that a child that has hiv today will clear it. we have had many, many patients
with hiv and there have only been two cases reported where the patient had hiv and cleared the hiv virus from their system. >> but this single case is likely to inspire new resources for pediatric hiv resources. >> the reason it may not impact adu adults, most don't know when they were infected and and adult treatment does not usually begin until weeks or years after infection. nbc bay area news. >> i want the to turn it over to jeff ranieri to talk about the changes we will be seeing. jeff, the it was cool this morning and then a bit of snow. >> i know, i'm glad it's going the way it is. finally rainfall coming in the forecast. doppler radar scanning around. you are safe right now if you have plans you will stay dry.
we have a winter storm warning up to 7:00 in the morning on wednesday where we could have anywhere from 9 to 12 inches from 4,000 feet and above. no doubt one of the strongest storm systems coming our way for this area. we have 61 right now in gilroy. let's go outside, and you can see clear skies, a lot of sunshine, it was a real great start to the work week. all the way up to san francisco, you will notice those clear conditions as well. right across the base, alcatraz on the left and a bit of traffic. let's go to the storm that we do expect to be arriving here as we go through tuesday. everyone will wake up with cloudy skies throughout the north bay pa eninsula. it will be a slow go to get the rain in here. as we head through tuesday afternoon, the rain will become more intense, and then gradually it will step to the south.
by 10:00 p.m., coverage for the east bay and south bay. you will be last to get the wet weather. it will keep the rainfall in the forecast throughout wednesday morning and even some lingering showers into thursday. overall rainfall totals are impressive up to the north bay, you could see a half inch to one inch and lesser amounts for the east and south bay. just about a quarter of an inch at this time. not to only -- not only the wet weather but the wind. do expect minor to moderate delays as the the wind starts to get going main lly through 6:00. now let's go to the morning forecast. up to the 30s and 40 in san jose, and 39 in santa cruz and daytime highs will be cooler. 50s to near 60.
a lot less sun through the afternoon. on the three day forecast, keep the chance of showers on wednesday and an isolated thunderstorm on wednesday and showers on thursday and then yes, we will clear it out for you, good news, more sunshine back for saturday and sunday and i tell you, this rainfall is great news as we heard earlier in the show. one of the driest starts to a year ever for several cities here in the bay area. so, i have a big smile all day. >> you have been pushing for the rain and it's coming. >> i got my day. yep. >> i want to take you back outside, it's a live look off the coast of pacifica where the yacht is stranded. we are going to give you an update on what is happening now on the efforts to move it. you can't move the tv there.
look at the yacht that was stolen. what you are seeing behind it is a tug boat that earlier attached a line and was trying to pull the darling out but then the rope broke, so a set back for the yacht. three people were on board having a bit of a party. now the task is to try to get the boat out of that water. we will be back in a bit.
's on our broadcast tonight, extreme measures as emergency a 911 operator begging for someone to save a dying woman and the incident cuts very close to home for a generation caring for their parents. has a baby been cured of hiv? if true, it's a first. the stunning news from doctors who say they have just made a huge breakthrough. nbc news exclusive. inside one of the most dangerous and mysterious places on the planet. tonight we'll take you there for the first time. and for the win. a wild finish, one of the most amazing buzzer-beaters in memory. it's now been seen by millions. tonight, the inspiring story of the teenager who hit the shot. "nightly news" begins now.
which begin with an incident recorded on tape. it's caused a lot of people who ask a lot of questions about the kinds of places where our parents and grandparents go to live, and go to be cared for. questions especially personal and urgent for the generation of children who are responsible for their care. what you're about to hear is the story behind a 911 call of an 87-year-old woman who died. it's the struggle on a between tape between a staff member and a 911 operator begging someone to step in and save a life. we begin with nbc's miguel almaguer outside the facility in bakersfield, california tonight. miguel, good evening.