Koller, 55, was hired in August 2016
Hayward PD killed Agustin Gonsalez, who had battled depression, last November after receiving a call that he was brandishing a knife.
Video released Friday shows primary officer waited 7-8 seconds before discharging his weapon. (Body-camera footage begins at 16:45 mark.)
Despite a new law, police departments are denying public records requests.
THE WEEK OF MARCH 23-29--BERKELEY-- Regular council meeting, Tuesday, Mar. 27, 6 p.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]--COKE IS NOT IT-- Four years ago, Berkeley voters overwhelmingly approved a tax on sugary drinks sales. Now the Berkeley City Council may go further with an ordinance that prohibits the city from using taxpayers' money to purchase sugar-sweetened beverages. The proposed ordinance … Continue reading EBC AGENDA | MAR 23-29 | BERKELEY may prohibit use of city funds for sugary drinks; HAYWARD spends big $$ for mobile police vehicle; and more
Former Alameda County Charles Plummerwas first elected in 1986 and served 20 years.ALAMEDA COUNTYCharles Plummer, who served 20 of his 54 years in law enforcement serving as Alameda County sheriff, passed away Monday. He was 87.Stern in a paternal way, Plummer appeared to perfectly fit the mold of a mid-20th Century law man. Referring to … Continue reading Charles Plummer, former Alameda County sheriff known for creating ‘Cardinal Sins’ police training guidelines , dies at 87
Activists protesting Urban Shield last yearin Pleasanton. PHOTO/stopurbanshield.orgHAYWARD CITY COUNCILFew local issues rankle East Bay progressive more than Urban Shield, the annual emergency training event and law enforcement trade show in Pleasanton founded and hosted by Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern.Community activists and immigrant groups say Urban Shield increases the militarization of local police departments … Continue reading Hayward elected officials voice strong support for Urban Shield
Hayward Mayor Barbara Halliday at a community task force meeting in March.HAYWARD CITY COUNCILA Hayward community task force created earlier this year to update the city's 25-year-old Anti-Discrimination Action Plan is recommending the city's police force end its participation in Urban Shield, the disaster training exhibition and weapons trade show held annually in Alameda County.The task … Continue reading Hayward anti-discrimination task force recommends PD withdraw from Urban Shield
Interim Police Chief Mark Koller was bornin Hayward and has served on the policeforce in various capacities since 1981.HAYWARDMark Koller, a second-generation Hayward police officer, will be sworn-in next Monday as the city's fourteenth chief of police. The ceremony will be held at the Hayward City Hall rotunda, Aug. 21, starting at 3 p.m.Koller has … Continue reading Hayward to swear-in new police chief on Monday
Hayward Mayor Barbara Halliday duringa task force meeting in March discussingsanctuary city.HAYWARDU.S. Immigration, Customs and Enforcement agents arrested two undocumented immigrants in Hayward last Thursday, but the city says, based on its policies, it did not participate in the action. The Hayward Police Department, however, had been notified two days prior, on Tuesday, of ICE's intention … Continue reading ICE arrests two undocumented immigrants in Hayward, city says it had no involvement
HAYWARD CITY COUNCILHayward Acting Police Chief Mark Koller said Tuesday that no video was captured of the March 16 killing of a pregnant 16-year-old in Hayward by undercover Fremont police officers.The family of 16-year-old Elena Mondragon, who was killed near Cal State East Bay, addressed the Hayward City Council Tuesday night during public comment, asking … Continue reading Hayward Police say no video exists of 16-year-old shot by Fremont officers
Hayward Mayor Barbara Halliday, center, andCity Manager Kelly McAdoo, left, at an anti-discrimination task force meeting last Monday.HAYWARD CITY COUNCILHayward stands to risk $33 million in current and future federal funding if it becomes a sanctuary city, several city officials reiterated Monday night during a city task force meeting on anti-discrimination. The moniker also provides … Continue reading Hayward officials showing resistance to becoming sanctuary
A city survey found 75 percent of residentshave a positive image of their city.HAYWARD CITY COUNCILHayward residents consistently voiced concern over the overall lack of affordable housing and job creation in the city, according to a city survey released last week. Those polled also continue to pull their collective hair out over traffic congestion in … Continue reading Survey: Hayward residents are concerned about housing, jobs
Hayward Police Chief Diane Stuart isretiring, effective immediately.HAYWARD | Hayward is now in the market for a new police chief, but we still don’t know why. Police Chief Diane Stuart, currently on leave pending an investigation into an unknown matter, is retiring, the city announced Wednesday.Stuart’s retirement is effective immediately, said Hayward City Manager Kelly … Continue reading Hayward police chief, currently under investigation, opts for retirement
Hayward City Hall is in many ways a chamberof secrets masking serious dysfunction.HAYWARD | When Greg Jones, then Hayward’s city manager, was secretly dating a sitting councilmember, the City Council and entire city government enabled the illicit and very troubling potential violation of the Brown Act. Everybody at City Hall, it seemed in 2011, knew … Continue reading There’s nothing new about Hayward hiding its dirty secrets