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>> he was unarmed and shot in the back. >> reporter: but authorities say they see what's believed to be a gun in tindall's hands before he was shot. >> is deadly force justified at that time? that's what this investigation will reveal over time. >> reporter: tindall's family doesn't buy it saying tindall defended himself by trying to wrestle the gun out of the other man's hands. >> it's the same as a lynching. hands up, it's a lynching. >> don't make us make you do the right thing. >> reporter: some in the crowd even warned b.a.r.t. if they don't remove the officer, other people may go after him. the officer is back patrolling the street. >> what about your son, your daughter? you would have an uproar. it would be an uproar. >> reporter: despite the outbursts and long interruption at that b.a.r.t. board of directors meeting this morning, it was peaceful.
b.a.r.t. police stayed back, allowed the crowd to express their anger. now oakland police are leading the investigation into the b.a.r.t. officer-involved shooting case, no word how long that investigation may take. live in west oakland, i'm da lin, kpix5. a dangerous opioid suspected in the debt of three men in san francisco's haight- ashbury neighborhood. their bodies were found outside the urban school on page street about 4:30 this morning. kpix5 reporter betty yu is live at the health department with concerns about the men's death. betty? >> reporter: allen, the san francisco public health department does not know the exact cause of death at this time, but they say the fact that these three people died all at once near each other and near drugs is highly unusual in the city and that's why they suspect fentanyl is to blame. heroin, and so becau ance of depende >> it's really important for people to know that if you buy
drugs on the street, they can be contaminated with fentanyl and it's very easy to overdose with fentanyl. >> reporter: we do not yet know the identity of the three men who died on the sidewalk outside of haight-ashbury's urban school overnight, but we now have a suspect in their deaths, fentanyl, a powerful opioid that often kills before emergency responders even have a chance to help. the piod form >> if we are lucky enough to be able to bring them back to the point where they can tell us what happened, they'll say i took a pill and it looked exactly like my other pills. >> reporter: a tiny all, those grains, can -- amount, those grains, can kill. labs across california are announcing all kinds of samples that contain fentanyl. >> we have found them in pills, in powders, solids. >> reporter: whether it's an obvious street drug like heroin or a pill that looks like a
pharmaceutical product, there's no way to tell just by looking at it. >> some of our analysts with over 20 years of experience are saying these look completely legitimate. >> reporter: tonight the health department is reaching out to facilities like the haight ash bury free clinic alert -- haight-ashbury free clinic alerting them to the three deaths and of a potentially drug that often comes very cheap. >> fentanyl is cheaper than heroin. so it could be laced into the opiate or opioid in formulation. >> reporter: the health department is stressing that the best way to save lives is for drug users to always carry narcan. it's a nasal spray that can reverse overdoses and it's available at pharmacies in some cases without a prescription. live in san francisco, betty yu, kpix5. turning now to the wild bay area weather, not only is it unusually cold, we're also getting wet. you can see here in palo alto it wasn't rain raining too
hard. -- raining too hard. in vallejo hail started filing up on cars and on the ground. there was enough hail in vallejo one man created this, a tiny snowman! chief meteorologist paul deanno says bay area snow is possible tonight. hey, paul. >> it happened earlier today, 2:00 in the afternoon, this radar image captured at 2:15. you see san ramon, the 680 corridor, mount diablo and the purple there would be snow falling above 3,000 feet in elevation, mount diablo certainly above that. so we had snow in our highest elevations earlier today and a chance this evening as showers wind down. we did something in san francisco we have not done in four weeks. it rained officially downtown, a whopping 0.01-inch of rainfall but enough for us having to avoid having an 0 for february. where is it raining right now?
very few showers. all the activity is heading east. i believe if i see lightning strikes there, that would be thunder snow to the east of sacramento. we had some showers in napa valley. now it's sitting over american canyon, also vallejo. heading to the south there were showers towards los gatos heading down toward morgan hill and the shower activity is greatly increasing in the sierra and those are four lightning strikes between placerville and san andreas. we are seeing some thunder snow in the sierra now. any more rain chances? we'll talk about when coming up. a state lawmaker facing expulsion for sexual misconduct won't be kicked out of office, after all. instead senator tony mendoza abruptly resigned today, but he didn't go quietly. kpix5 reporter susie steimle at the capitol with mendoza's furious farewell message. susie? >> reporter: that's right, allen. tony mendoza called the investigation into his behavior
today farsical. he said many men in this building are being afraid of being seen as protecting him and he also suggested the senate pro tem might not be sincere in his support of the me too movement. >> a letter of resignation has been submitted by senator tony mendoza and has been accepted. >> reporter: senate president pro tem kevin deleone spoke certainly on the floor of the -- deleon spoke sternly on the floor of the state senate about sexual harassment. >> we must start here and we must start now about holding people accountable for their conduct. >> reporter: deleon accepted the resignationful his former roommate, senator tony mendoza, who is accused of engaging in unwanted sexual advances towards six women. his resignation shocked senators who spent the morning debating whether to expel him from his position. mendoza wrote, "it is clear
that senate president pro tem kevin deleon will not rest until he has my head on a platter to convince the me too movement of his sincerity in supporting the me too cause." >> i think his colleagues were not there to support him. i think they wanted to have him expelled. >> reporter: an independent investigation revealed mendoza more likely than not engaged in unwanted flirtatious and sexually suggestive behavior with multiple subordinates including drinking alcohol with a 19-year-old intern and asked one to come to his home under the guise of doing resumes. mendoza called the charges unfair. he is not the only senator currently accused of sexual harassment at the capitol. so sacramento will be dealing with more cases like this in the coming weeks. >> we have zero tolerance, but the guide books don't explain
the ramifications are. it's very vague. i think we need to start tightening up for the future. >> reporter: mendoza is suing the senate for its handling of his resignation and he said in his letter he plans to be back on the ballot for reelection in june. >> susie steimle in sacramento, thanks. there is breaking news in the wake of the florida school shooting. the school resource officer on campus the day 17 students and staff were shot to death has resigned. the broward county sheriff says the armed officer never entered the building where the shooter was spraying bullets. sheriff scott israel says the officer had only one job. . the sheriff says two sheriff' >> what i saw was a deputy arrive at the west side of building 12, take up a position and he never went in.
>> what should he have done? >> went in, addressed the killer, killed the killer. i mean these families lost their children. we lost coaches. i've been to the funerals. i've been to the homes where they sit and shiver. i've been to the vigils. it's just -- there are no words. >> the sheriff says two sheriff's department deputies are also under investigation, but he did not elaborate on that. he says lack of action by campus officer made him "sick to his stomach." president trump is talking about training and arming team offers to deter school -- teachers to deter school shootings. website reporter mola lenghi at the white house with the president's plan to put educators in the line of defense. >> reporter: good evening. the president reiterating that plan in day two of the listening session as the president describes it. today less emotional, much more about policies and mother day of president trump again really
digging in and leaning into the idea of arming schoolteachers and staff. sting your time. you' sting your tim president trump told state and local leaders from communities impacted by gun violence there is a way to stop school shootings. >> unless you're going to have offense capability, you're wasting your time. you're wasting your time. >> reporter: the president proposes putting teachers on the offense and having those who are trained carry guns on campus. >> it would be a small percentage, but it would be a lot of people and once you do this you would have a situation where all of a sudden this horrible plague will stop. >> reporter: pushing back against critics who say he wants more guns on campuses, president trump argued schools are too soft of a target right now. >> a gun free zone to a killer or somebody that wants to be a killer, that's like going in for the ice cream. that's like here i am. take me. >> reporter: mark barton who lost his son daniel in the sandy hook elementary school shooting told president trump
wednesday arming teachers wasn't the answer. >> and a deranged sociopath on his way to commit an act of murder in a school knowing the outcome is going to be suicide is not going to care if there's somebody there with a gun. that's their plan anyway. >> reporter: the president said he wants to strengthen background checks, increase mental health services and raise the age to buy guns from 18 to 21. now president trump says he believes the nra will ultimately change its mind on raising that legal age from 18 to 21, but again the nra saying in a statement today that they object to such a proposal and they've really shown no intention of budging really anywhere in this gun debate. mola lenghi, kpix5, the white house. up next president trump's new threat directed at california. >> the agency he may pull out of the state and why he claims it would trigger chaotic crime sprees that couldn't be
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drastic move against ays... he may pu . >> closed captioning for this newscast is sponsored by living spaces. president trump is threatening a drastic move against california. he says he may pull all i.c.e. agents out of the state to punish california for not cooperating on immigration enforcement. ia alo re it out f >> they have the highest taxes in the nation and they don't know what's happening out there. frankly, it's a disgrace. the sanctuary city situation, the protection of these horrible criminals, that if we ever pulled our i.c.e. out and said hey, let california alone and let them figure it out for themselves, in two months they'd be begging for us to come back.
they would be begging and you know what? i'm thinking about doing it. >> the president says california is not helping like it should to crack down on gangs like ms-13. governor jerry brown fired back saying, "in california we protect all of our people from criminals and gangs as well as dangerous assault weapons. we do our job, mr. president. you do yours." an argument gets out of hand and this evening one man is dead, another in custody. concord police were called to a home on lodge drive in the meadow lane area after 5 a.m. this morning. officers found a man not breathing, performed cpr, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. the victim was stabbed during an argument with the second man. the suspect was located in pittsburg and arrested for murder, no names released, nor a motive. this is concord's first homicide of 2018. in san francisco an online alert about a man lurking at a popular kids park ended in an arrest. someone posted this picture on
next-door saying the man was hanging around the excelsior playground. yesterday officers got a call that the same man was there staring at children. >> the adult male was not with -- was by himself, was not with anyone else. their investigation we discovered that the adult naturally had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. >> that warrant was for a theft charge. the man was arrested and ordered to stay away from the playground. here's something you don't see every day, a coastguard helicopter taking off near the softball field at san francisco's golden gate park. the chopper had to make an emergency landing about 7:45 this morning. it was in the air again by 11:30. chopper 5 overhead when coastguard had to touch down near seventh and lincoln. nobody was hurt. a mechanical warning forced the landing, but no other details were released. san francisco is pushing ahead with a plan to make its cable cars cashless in a couple years. it starts this spring at turn-
arounds that have ticket kiosks. by the end of next year transit officials want to require prepaid fares from every stop. the plan would eliminate any chance for cable car operators to line their pockets with cash. two operators were arrested in april last year for doing just that. another bay area institution being forced to close its doors because of skyrocketing rent, the oasis beer garden has been a fixture in menlo park for 60 years, famous among the locals for its burgers and fizz a. business is booming apparently, but the restaurant says it was not able to negotiate an affordable lease with the landlord. the regulars aren't giving up without a fight. they've launched an online petition asking the property owner to reconsider. >> it's more than just a restaurant. there's a lot of memories here. most of the people that are here have been here hundreds of times and they're reliving memories with every bite. >> at this point the oasis is slated to close march 7th. more than 1,200 people have
already signed the petition to save it. an alarming discovery at the marin civic center, rats turned up at the public cafeteria forcing it to shut down. kpix5's john ramos shows us why after two weeks the eradication effort is not quite done. s form too over functio >> reporter: when the marin civic center first opened in 1962, it was hailed as a building of the future created by legendary designer frank lloyd wright. it put marin county on the architectural map even if sometimes form took priority over function. >> details like the fact that the roof leaked. you had this beautiful building with flooding all along the way because it leaked so badly. >> reporter: that problem is currently being fixed, but it turns out rain is not the only thing getting into this building. >> the cafe now is closed after a routine inspection by the county's environmental health services found rat droppings on february 9th. >> reporter: now two weeks
later the cafeteria is still closed. it reopened a short time on the 12th until a reinspection found nor evidence of the little beady-eyed vair varmints. so now everything has been pulled up and stacked on tables. >> we want to figure out how they got in initially and make it so that won't happen again. >> reporter: that's not easy since rats can fit through openings the size of a quarter. so all the appliances and fixtures in the kitchen have been pulled out from the walls so the tiniest holes can be sealed. >> it is a long process. >> reporter: the cafe will reopen on monday if it's approved. besides marveling at its beauty, visitors will also be able to get a bite to eat. >> a private company runs the cafeteria, but the county is responsible for vermin control. so they have to cover the
vendor's lost revenue. an east bay bank employee is finally hanging up his keys. 96-year-old phil muso is wells fargo's oldest community banking team member in the nation. he's worked at the berkeley branch on shadduck avenue for four decades. he said it's time to retire, take it easy and spend more time with his family. weather update, it is snowing somewhere in the bay area right now. coming up i'll show you live radar and talk about where it's snowing. that's mount diablo, unfortunately not seeing white on top of it anymore. we'll talk about additional rain chances moving in and your weekend forecast next. >> coming up at 6:00 tonight the new slick way to scoot around san jose. >> but first the markets closed mixed today. here's a look at the closing numbers from wall street.
it has been confirmed by the national weather service that elevation 1,880 feet, thunder snow, thunder creek, population 2,500 in the foothills of the sierra south of placerville, thunder and snow at the same time. it is snowing in auburn right now, also. cold air aloft is producing not only hail but snow in the sierra and mount hamilton and in the diablo range. it should be cold enough tonight the snow should not melt. if you wake up tomorrow morning in morgan hill or san jose, skies should be clear. look to the east. you may see some white in the diablo range tomorrow morning from san jose. couple showers in sacramento the around here just one light shower over american canyon and vallejo. sunshine is back out in san francisco where it's a blustery 49 degrees, san jose 49,
oakland 48. the scars are aligning for another -- the stars are aligning for another widespread freeze tonight. the coldest inland valleys it's 25 or 26 tonight and mid-30s in san jose and fremont and redwood city, a reinforcing push of cold air behind the front that gave us some showers today. the actual almost area is currently over northern nevada. it was over eastern washington this morning. it will be over arizona by tomorrow morning. as it passed by, the atmosphere destabilized and those of you in petaluma, vallejo, palo alto and burlingame got hail with some scattered showers. futurecast says no rain overnight tonight, clearing skies and less wind will allow for good radiational cooling. that's why we're expecting the widespread freeze. tomorrow morning clear skies, may see snow in the south bay if you look to the east. the 1 change over the weekend, some cloud cover moving in for a time, a couple hours of cloudy skies saturday clearing out saturday night and sunday mostly sunny. quiet weather the next 72
hours. the next chance of rain is early next week once again from the north. it's not tapping into tropical moisture. scattered showers, maybe light rain for an hour or two. that's it. if we're lucky, we get 0.1-inch of rainfall. that will represent the final ridge chance for the month of february where -- rain chance for the month of february where san francisco may end up with 0.01-inch of rain for the month. milder weather heading towards the weekend, but still below average and another shower chance monday but more rain chances coming later in the week. 50s tomorrow, less wind, concord 57, mountain view and vallejo 57, 55 in san francisco, santa rosa 58, upper 50s in the santa clara valley. mild early over the weekend, partly sunny skies -- milder over the weekend, partly sunny skies on saturday, sunshine sunday and perhaps more widespread rainfall next week. that's your forecast. we'll be right back.
cbs evening news is up next. >> jeff glor is here with a preview. >> reporter: hi, allen and liz. up next surprising new details are emerging in the florida shooting as the debate continues on how to prevent the next attack. we hear from a colorado teacher who brings his gun to school for protection. >> and the military carries out mock war games coming up in a second on the cbs evening news. >> thank you for watching tonight at 5:00. >> we'll see you right back
here in 30 minutes. captioning sponsored by cbs >> but what i saw was a deputy arrive, take up a position, and he never went in. >> glor: the armed deputy on duty at stoneman douglas high school during the shooting has resigned. the sheriff says he could have taken out the killer and did not. also tonight... >> you come into our schools, you're going to be dead. >> glor: the president says some teachers should be armed. we talked to some who already are. >> if somebody points a gun at me or my students, yes, i'm not going to hesitate. >> glor: we continue following a story of two young girls trapped in syria's civil war. the u.s. military invites cameras along for war games, featuring the newest generation of fighter jets. and... >> she dekes-- scores! >> glor: the u.s. women's hockey