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Homicide: Jury classifies Tyrell Wilson's death in coroner's inquest

Original post made on Jul 22, 2022

At a coroner's inquest hearing Friday looking at the death of Tyrell Wilson in Danville last year, a civilian jury found unanimously that Wilson's death came 'at the hands of another person' -- akin to the legal definition of homicide.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, July 22, 2022, 4:25 PM

Comments (17)

Posted by CA Giacoma
a resident of Danville
on Jul 22, 2022 at 10:00 pm

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It's about time that the right verdict came down, perhaps the tide and turned.


Posted by Rochelle Marquez
a resident of another community
on Jul 23, 2022 at 10:39 am

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The next question is whether DA Diana Becton will pursue additional charges against former Contra Costa County Deputy Hall.

His actions in both shooting cases was unwarranted and an additional six years should be added to his current sentence in state prison.


Posted by Erin Walker
a resident of Diablo
on Jul 23, 2022 at 1:07 pm

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> The next question is whether DA Diana Becton will pursue additional charges against former Contra Costa County Deputy Hall.

^ DA Becton should actively pursue charges against former Officer Hall for his second shooting of yet another mentally-ill person who was not posing an imminent threat or danger to his life.


Posted by Malcolm Hex
a resident of San Ramon
on Jul 29, 2022 at 9:48 am

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The suspect posed an imminent threat. He was ordered to put down the knife, but instead chose to take a step towards the officer and was shot.

Now, let’s take a look at the Brianna Kupfer case. She was a UCLA grad student killed in a seemingly random daylight attack in Los Angeles earlier this year, was stabbed 26 times. 26 times.

But Brianna Kupfer didn’t have a gun to defend herself, did she? She also wasn’t duty bound to enforce the law either, was she?

Unfortunately, Erin Walker is under the impression that just because someone has a mental illness, he/she should be treated differently when they attempt to use a weapon against someone. Is that so?

A person with a mental health condition is even more dangerous with a weapon because they lack the mental capacity to realize what they’re doing. Don’t believe me? Then ask yourself why the suspect in this case refused to drop his knife when confronted by a uniformed police officer with a gun?

Danville, CA - 2006. A 16-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of fatally bludgeoning his mother to death with a baseball bat.

Now, would Danville PD have acted properly by shooting the deceased’s son, had they arrived earlier to the scene?
You bet they would.

In the months that followed, The son had no idea his mother was dead or that he had allegedly killed her. He heard voices and was diagnosed with several severe mental illnesses.

The young man currently residing in Napa State Hospital for life.







Posted by Jeff Husted
a resident of San Ramon
on Jul 29, 2022 at 12:49 pm

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Officer Hall's life wasn't in imminent danger during his first shooting incident and he was later convicted and sentenced to prison for six years.

With another questionable shooting/murder in three years, was Officer Hall merely an innocent victim of 'woke' mindsets?

And why did the Town of Danville pay civil damages to both families of the victims?

Some might say that these settlements prevented additional legal expenditures and time in court but in essence, they were an admission of guilt and responsibility for two easily preventable police-related shootings by the same individual.

The videos of both incidents speak volumes.


Posted by Bryan Baker
a resident of Blackhawk
on Jul 29, 2022 at 2:21 pm

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Both videos were damning evidence.


Posted by Malcolm Hex
a resident of San Ramon
on Jul 29, 2022 at 10:39 pm

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Hulstead,

You obviously no nothing about how the law in terms of settlements. The town of Danville paid out to those families to avoid a costly jury trial.

A settlement is an agreement between the parties in a lawsuit that effectively halts the dispute process and any other future litigation (lawsuit). It’s basically a compromise, which is why it’s sometimes called a compromise agreement.

There is a “no admission of liability” clause that says the settlement doesn’t include an admission of wrongdoing by either party.



Posted by Judy Wilkins
a resident of another community
on Jul 30, 2022 at 11:50 am

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@Malcom Hex

Regardless of any settlements, the Town of Danville would not have agreed to such a 'compromise' if Officer Hall was justified in carrying out his duties.

It is no different than pleading 'no contest' which is an admission of guilt.

Posters Hulstead, Baker, Walker, and Marquez see things for what they are...why can't you?

In Officer Hall's case, justice was served and hopefully he will be held accountable for his second wrongful shooting.


Posted by Malcolm Hex
a resident of San Ramon
on Jul 30, 2022 at 11:19 pm

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@Judy Wilkins

I’m not a member of the groupthink club, (Removed). You erroneously feel that a person who displays a knife, and takes a step towards a law enforcement officer is not a threat. Wrong.

Maybe you should ask yourself why the suspect chose to pull out the knife in the first place.

Self preservation is obviously not part of your thought process.


Posted by Benito Amaro
a resident of another community
on Jul 31, 2022 at 8:27 am

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Both of Officer Hall's wrongful shootings involved people of color and inherent racism/prejudice on his part might also have been a factor.

I have worked in the Danville/San Ramon area and it is an unwelcoming environment for non-white individuals.


Posted by Malcolm Hex
a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 1, 2022 at 9:41 am

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Inherent racism? And you know this how? So, The suspect just happened to be black. But if the suspect had been white,
I’m quite sure you would have been content without commenting.


Posted by Jeff Husted
a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 1, 2022 at 10:22 am

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@Malcolm Fife...

The victim in Officer Hall's first shooting was Hispanic.

Ruben may have a point.

How many white homeless people are gunned down in Danville?


Posted by Jeff Husted
a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 1, 2022 at 10:23 am

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Or rather Benito...apologies.


Posted by Bert Leary
a resident of Danville
on Aug 1, 2022 at 11:27 am

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@ Jeff Husted...
There are no homeless white people in Danville...zero/zilch.


Posted by Meredith Laskey
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Aug 1, 2022 at 1:35 pm

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"There are no homeless white people in Danville..."

Seriously?


Posted by Malcolm Hex
a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 1, 2022 at 9:31 pm

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Hey Hulstead,

Thanks for the response. Im not sure whether I should laugh, or be concerned about your thought process. However, should you ever see a white homeless person in Danville, please let me know. Maybe he exist in the hills above Alamo, perhaps?


Posted by Homeless in Danville
a resident of Danville
on Aug 2, 2022 at 12:24 pm

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@Malcom Hex

FYI...I am a white homeless person who gravitates between Hartz Avenue and Sycamore Road when it comes time to retire during the evenings.

Fortunately I have been able to avoid the police as I try to keep a low profile when parked overnight.

BTW, I am not mentally ill or a drug abuser...just a displaced worker who could no longer afford to pay the rent on my apartment.

Since I am relatively well-dressed during the day (and white), I do not attract any scrutinizing attention from the Danville residents.

Things might be different if I were a homeless person of color.


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