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i'm very, very grateful. >> we are headed home tonight. i'm just so grateful that we have this opportunity. dr. amen was amazing. >> the bay area's local news station. you now with breaking news. going to carry we're going to carry there. >> breaking news tonight at 5 o'clock in the east bay man's final moments caught on police body camera video that video just released today. it shows 26 year-old mario gonzalez, his deadly encounter with alameda police last monday when gonzalez died in custody. thank you for joining us on kron 4 news at 5 everybody. i'm grant lotus. i'm tahernia in for vicki liviakis tonight,
the police department says mario gonzalez suffered a medical emergency. his family says he was murdered. >> kron four's. phillipe djegal joins us live from outside the police department over now me to wear the gonzalez family held an emotional news conference today condemning the officers involved feliepe. >> sonars and grant the gonzalez family says that the video clearly shows that mario was not violent or confrontational and that the officers simply took it too far. the city of alameda releasing body camera footage showing what led up to an in-custody death last week. >> it shows officers struggling to detain mario gonzalez. at one point he was t>ken to the ground where at least one officer laid on top gonzalez was distressed and cried out for help several times and eventually stopped responding to officers when it appears he lost consciousness. police then performed cpr. he did not survive still doesn't get it from reason. you know,
when you know outside the alameda police department tuesday gonzalez's family demanded the 3 officers involved in the 26 year. old's death last week be held accountable. police say they received a report on monday morning. the 19th about a man who appeared to be under the influence in town. and once they tried to detain him, he resisted and suffered a medical emergency during the struggle. the gonzalez is say the police made some of the footage from one of the officers body cameras available for viewing yesterday and clean the footage clearly shows he was not a threat and did not deserve to die. the police killed my brother in the same manner that they george floyd the city of alameda has launched an independent investigation into gonzalez's death. at no point. >> was he violent or out of >> my like a lot >> now. this is far from over.
we are still awaiting the alameda county coroner's office is ruling on the cause of death in the meantime, gonzalez family says that it hired a law firm that specializes in police misconduct live in alameda fleet and all kron 4 news. >> difficult to watch. thank you. fully that body camera video was released just a few hours ago and it shows the entire interaction between to alameda police officers and mario gonzales. we have some of that video we want to play for you now, but a warning. >> some people may find it hard to watch. >> other going. it's going to check on me. make sure okay. somebody called and said you are. if not feeling so great. something here, right over i'm over here. we don't want to fall down, ok. are. please don't resist. that's ok,
>> all right. what's your last name so, but the birthday got to close. what's your think just have too much. and thank uhat's >> okay. >> they >> stopped fighting us. we have no weight on his chest no, no, no, no, no, no. >> now we have a full unedited version of the body cam video posted on our website. you can
watch it at kron 4 dot com. >> now to another big story. emotions were running high this afternoon in a santa cruz courtroom. adrian aj gonzales who was given the maximum sentence in the 2015 kidnap and murder of 8 year-old maddy middleton, kron four's. rob fladeboe has that story. he's live in santa cruz tonight. good evening, rob. >> good evening, grant. you know, adding to the misery of this case. is that fact that it's been bouncing back and forth between adult court in juvenile court. now here in santa cruz. much to the chagrin of the community for the past 5 or 6 years ending up in juvenile court. gonzalez had been tried in adult court. he almost certainly would have spent the rest of his life in prison as it is. he could be free in just a few years. there's more. >> after pleading guilty earlier this month in the 2015
kidnapping rape and murder of his good friend and neighbor 8 year-old maddy middleton 21 year-old adrian gonzalez apologized to her family before his sentencing tuesday in santa cruz. >> gonzales was 15 years old when he lured middleton to his home at the tannery arts complex in 2000, 15. her body was found in a dumpster >> the after a video of maddy was shown in court. her parents, laura jordan and michael middleton addressed the court >> to be shaw area. and just,
you >> gonzalez was given the maximum sentence, which means after serving a minimum 4 more years in a juvenile detention facility. he could go free at age 25 initially to be tried as an adult, 2018 is controversial. senate bill. 1391, mandated that 1415 year olds must be tried in juvenile court. >> focusing solely retribution or just desserts. abandoning adrian to the toxic adult prison system. just another way of saying we don't care. the bottom line is. >> certain changes need to be made in juvenile justice to reform. of course, but one size fits all legislation that takes no account at all for people like adrian we had experts who said they had never, ever seen anybody present like him ever in a 30
year career as a child psychologist never. >> the dia went on to say that there are statutes on the books that could allow for an extension gonzalez says sentence. but he says that the recent reforms a cast doubt on that as well. maddie's family believes it will never happen. and that gonzalez will indeed be free in about 4 years. live in santa cruz. rob fladeboe kron 4 news. thank you, rob. switching gears. now to our coronavirus coverage for more than a year now, right. we have been. >> hiding our faces containing our germs behind these masks today, though, the cdc unveiled new guidelines for when and where. >> people can ditch the masks. that's right. the agency says fully-vaccinated americans don't need to wear masks outdoors. >> in most cases. our washington correspondent anna wiernicki joins us now live from washington with more. good evening. ghana. >> good evening. that's right. so under these new guidelines, the cdc says that anyone who is fully vaccinated, which
means 14 days after your last dose of the vaccine. they say that starting today. you can now attend small outdoor gatherings or walk your dog or even dine with friends without a maek. >> cdc director doctor rochelle walensky says fully-vaccinated americans can now dropped the mask in certain situations. if you are fully vaccinated and want to attend a small outdoor gathering or die in an outdoor restaurant with friends from multiple households. the science shows if you're vaccinated, you can do so safely. doctor walensky says that doesn't apply to crowded outdoor activities like baseball games or concerts. it is also safe for those who are fully vaccinated to return to the end it is they love doing it inside while wearing a under the new cdc guidelines. anyone fully vaccinated can safely go to a hair salon indoor bar exercise class or
attend. worship service with a mask. i think message has been all over the place when it comes to that covid saga. but indiana republican senator mike braun says the guidelines haven't been very clear and says many americans will be confused on what they can and cannot do. we've gone >> 6 feet to 3 to mask being mandatory now outside not still president biden says the new guidelines should encourage more americans to get vaccinated. the bottom line is clear. if you're vaccinated. >> you can do more things. so go get the shot. it's never been easier. >> that was anna wiernicki reporting for us. now, the cdc says if anyone is confused about the new guidelines they can head to the cdc web site for a full detailed list of all the activities that fully vaccinated. people can now safely resume. the easing of masking guidelines has much to do with the number of americans getting vaccinated for covid-19 we decided to
find out how vaccinations are going here in the bay area. kron four's dan kerman has been checking in with local health departments and he joins us now live with details. dan. >> wilson. as you know, the state of california is moving to align their guidelines with those new federal masking guidelines. and one of the reasons the governor said is because half of californians aged 16 and over have received at least one dose of the vaccine. we're finding here in the bay area. it's even higher than 50% for those who have received at least one dose of the vaccine. most bay area counties are making great progress, especially among those who have at least one dose of the vaccine alameda county has 67% of those eligible receiving at least one dose. well, more than 41% are fully vaccinated in contra, costa county more than 68% or partially vaccinated and 47% are fully vaccinated in marin county more than 81% of received at least one dose.
well, nearly 59% are fully vaccinated there are unused appointments here and they're now offering drop ins with no appointment. necessary in napa county. more than half of those eligible or partially vaccinated with over 40%. fully vaccinated in san francisco 69% of those eligible have received at least one dose and 45% are fully vaccinated. in san mateo county, nearly 70% of those eligible have received at least one dose and 45% are fully vaccinated. santa clara county has more than 65% with at least one dose and more than 37% are fully vaccinated. there are unused appointments here and they are to offering drop ins with no appointment. necessary in solano county. 53 1% of received at least one dose of the vaccine and 35% are fully vaccinated. interesting appointments is slowing down here and they, too are offering drop ins but
no appointment necessary. and in sonoma county, at least 64% have had at least one dose and 45% are fully vaccinated. there are unused appointments in this county as well. and they, too are offering drop ins with no appointment. necessary. now while in touch with most of the bay area counties today. we're also checking in on those tears. you know, the colored reopening tears right now. most of the bay area is in orange. >> when could some groups move to yellow. there was no movement today. tuesday is typically the day that happens. we're finding out that it is possible, but san mateo, san francisco in marin county could move today. yellow tier as early as next week. of course, that all is dependent on the number of cases of covid-19 live in san francisco. dan kerman kron 4 news. thank you for that. dan. >> coming up, local election officials are saying that governor newsom's recall could be one of the most expensive elections in california
history. we'll tell you how much it's expected to cost. plus the south bay restaurant vandalized over the weekend. why the owners are saying it was racially motivated. and scott peterson was in court today. why? we'll have to wait longer to find out if he gets a whole new trial. >> putting the umbrella away for now. get ready for the sandals in the shorts. we are heating up. we'll talk about that coming up next.
>> or delays now in the scott peterson case. still no decision as to whether or not he should be granted a new trial for the murders of his pregnant wife and unborn son. >> kron four's, maureen kelly reports from the san mateo county courthouse where the defense team blames coronavirus for the holdup in their investigation into alleged juror misconduct. >> scott peterson appeared at the hearing remotely from san quentin's death row where he's been incarcerated since being convicted in 2005 for the murders of his wife, lacy and their unborn son, connor. but because the california state supreme court overturned his death sentence finding that the original trial judge made mistakes dujury selection. a new jury will decide if he deserves the ultimate punishment, the same higher court also ruled that a woman selected for the original jury richelle. nice failed to disclose a restraining order. she taken out while pregnant herself. so now first, san mateo county judge has to decide if that merits peterson a whole new
trial. the defense team is now investigating a second allegation involving the same juror that there was a domestic violence attack on her. >> that we were not aware of that apparently was in court, which she did not. tell anyone about did not reveal to us. that was something it was brand-new that none of us knew. but in-person questioning has been stalled because of covid-19. >> which is why the defense has asked for and was granted a 3rd extension defense attorney pat harris explains why these previously undisclosed incidents are important to do it. i mean, a woman who has undergone violence while pregnant sitting on a case where the woman is been is died. while pregnant that's extraordinarily important. i don't think any. no attorney. i know of that put a juror on like that. the next hearings for the scott peterson case have been now scheduled for late june. >> the judge says she wants the matter of whether or not scott peterson is granted out entire new trial wrapped up by
the end of 2021 maureen kelly kron 4 news. >> all right. weather time as we get a live look outside our studios here in san francisco. that is the embarcadero beautiful tuesday evening. >> we've got chief meteorologist lawrence karnow joining us now. lawrence, you said shorts and sandals year years part. or whether we're going to get it. we'll see a lot of sunshine around the bay area and those temperatures are going to soar even tomorrow. we'll see these numbers really pop and and looking good out there right now, mostly clear skies a little haze there in the distance. we may see just a smidgen fog forming along the coastline, not going to be much otherwise. we'll see a lot of sunshine in the bay in the valleys. looking good up toward half moon bay right now. nice and clear along the coast line temperatures still running cool up toward the beaches. but high pressure. you kind of get the idea to look at the big dome now just kind of building in the jet stream. well, to the north up in all the storms in that direction. so no threat of any rain. now it's just about how nice it's going to be around
the bay area. the sea breeze. you can't get away from that. still going to see that over the next couple days right now to 17 in san francisco. look at sfo. 29 mile an hour gusts there. so little blustery there to sfo. but temperature wise. look at some nice numbers already in many spots in the mid 70's in the concord right now. 76 in santa rosa, big contrast in temperatures much cooler along the coastline. but warmer days ahead. we'll have more on that in a few minutes. thank you, lawrence. now the south bay the owners of a sunnyvale restaurants say they are the victims of a hate crime. >> kron four's charles clifford has details. >> well, here in sunnyvale, the owners of lebron restaurant right behind me here say that they have had a very tough year because of the pandemic and now they believe they've been the victims of a hate crime. but they say they're not backing down what. and my brother came into the restaurant. he saw broken glass this past weekend, someone smashed a double pane window in the front side of lab on restaurant in sunnyvale. they didn't take anything. they just literally.
took a time. just smashed a double pane window. co owner. when says they also found a disturbing crumpled up note near the broken glass bases saying asian people go home. but in more derogatory terms. jeff says it has been a tough year for the restaurant. they've had to let almost all their employees going of closed several other restaurants because business has been so slow. >> he says this attack feels personal is belittle devastating for us. and then when someone just breaks down your window. i gosh darned tuesday afternoon, the sunnyvale police department said that so far no arrests have been made and no suspects have been identified, but that the investigation is still ongoing. jeff doubts that anyone will be held responsible, but he wants whoever did this to know that they aren't going anywhere. you can break my window. you can do whatever you want. >> but lebron will prevail. the bond is the good in french. the good will prevail no matter what. >> anyone with information is asked to contact the sunnyvale
police department. but for now in the south bay, charles clifford kron 4 news. >> still ahead tonight, the warriors facing off against the dallas mavericks will go live to chase center working pretty well. tell us what the need to do to avoid a new potentially difficult postseason scenario. >> plus a predicted baby boom turned a baby bust only return. we'll tell you why. what was once was thought to be a big year for newborn babies is going in the opposite direction.
>> the coronavirus had an impact on just about everything. last year. and this next story is proof of that. some people are calling twenty-twenty a pandemic baby bust, a bay area doctor talks about why some of his patients decided to delay their family plans. last year. her. has it doing reports. >> the birth rate in the state of california has been on a downward trajectory for a number of years. however, the state experienced a dramatic decline in new boards conceived in 2020 during the pandemic. our hospital match the state much the nation. clearly we have less burns hospital within the last year during the pandemic that the final should move is bg weigh in here at san ramon regional medical center in san ramon decline has been going on for say that 10 years or so. but
that this significant decrease within the last year was not measurable. so if you look at the previous date, i was not as huge as this last year when the pandemic clear example was december 2020 there was at least 10% fewer births than the previous december. the uncertainty of the economy as things were shutting down employment instability shelter-in-place orders and an overall lack of security. all weighed heavy on the minds of his patients who are considering additions to the family last year and from my perspective as a physician, i can tell you a lot of my patients are >> requesting an desiring of delay and their pregnancies and using more long-term contraception. >> additional factors for example, a lot fertility procedures for counting those elective procedures. so they were canceled march. april may guthrie schedule pushed back and that's a major
contribution to the birth rates and our nation that added more reason to crease and the birth rates. >> but as the economy begins to reopen. and if it can stay open the doctor anticipates a pendulum swing in new california. babies being board next year and that will be another group. of course, that the pandemic was the major event has menu kron 4 news. still to come at 5.30. we have are going really need this thing. another delay in the deadline requirement for those air travelers have a real life d. >> when the new deadline is. plus it is official after 2 consecutive dry winters here in california. the bay area is in a stage. one drought will tell you some of the best water saving tips and the latest on governor gavin newsom's recall election and why this thing could be one of the most expensive elections