Kayla Moore died in police custody after City of Berkeley officers were called to her apartment in downtown Berkeley on February 12th, 2013.
Not much is known about what went down because the Berkeley Police have refused to release any information about what transpired that night, and indeed have gone so far as to ‘request’ that the Alameda County Coroner withhold the Coroner’s Report on her death from the public and from the family.
Berkeley Copwatch has been working with the family of Kayla Moore to obtain information about what happened, but have not yet succeeded. A rally, speakout and public protest at the Berkeley City Council meeting on Tuesday, April 30th is to be held.
This situation is eerily reminiscent of what happened in the aftermath of the murder of Alan Blueford by the Oakland Police. The Coroner’s report was withheld for two and a half months and then only released under duress; meanwhile the Bluefords could obtain no information about what happened that night other than the lies OPD had originally put out that Alan had died “in a gun battle” with Officer Masso.
The Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition has released the following statement in support of Justice For Kayla Moore and the Moore family.
A Resolution By The Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition
In Support Of The Moore Family and Justice For Kayla Moore.
The Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition stands in solidarity with the
family of Kayla Moore, who died in the custody of the Berkeley Police
on February 13th, 2013. The Blueford family and their friends know
what it is like to be kept in the dark as to what happened to a loved
It has been more than two months since Kayla’s death, and the
Coroner’s report, completed within days of a death, has not been
released. It was two and half months before Oakland Police released
their ‘hold’ on the Coroner’s report in the death of Alan Blueford,
and even then the Blueford family had to pay $300 in blood money to
see the report.
It has been more than two months since Kayla’s death, and no police
report has been issued, despite the fact that all the officers
involved are back on duty. It was five months before Oakland handed
over a redacted police report to the Blueford family.
All families have a right to know what happened to their loved ones
without having the police cover up their lies and misconduct by
witholding information, as was the case with Alan Blueford and now is
the case with Kayla Moore.
The Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition stands with the Moore family and
Berkeley Copwatch in demanding that the Berkeley Police Department and
the City of Berkeley turn over all relevant information on the death
of Kayla Moore to the Moore family and to the people.