November 23rd news conference on incident at West Oakland Station (Saturday, November 21st)
Good evening everyone, I'm Commander Dan Hartwig.
The current status of the investigation is as follows: Today we have identified 12 separate witnesses who were at the West Oakland BART Station on Saturday evening. We began to interview them today and will continue to interview them tomorrow.
We sent a message through YouTube to the original producer of the video in order to see if any more information existed. At this time we have NOT received a response.
Yesterday evening, we made contact with the suspect at the Santa Rita Jail facility seeking his cooperation in this investigation. The suspect refused to speak with us.
This afternoon our detectives met with the Alameda County DA's office to review and discuss the status of the case and our goal is to present the case for charges to the DA's office tomorrow.
We continue to ask anyone with any information or video of this incident to please contact BART Police at 510-464-7040. We want to point out that this is a new phone number focused on receiving information specifically for this case.
Now it's time to play the 911 tapes. You'll note that we have beeped or edited out some portions of the tape. Those bleeped or edited out portions contain personal identifying information or are of other incidents - not this incident.