Man arrested for attempted murder of Berkeley cop

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Police say a man is being held on suspicion of attempted murder after trying to grab a Berkeley police officer’s loaded gun after knocking the officer out.

The Oakland Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1sBjTf6 ) that 43-year-old Carlos Delagarza attacked the officer Monday at Berkeley’s Aquatic Park before being subdued.

Berkeley Police Union president Chris Stines says the unidentified officer is recovering from his injuries and will be on leave until at least the end of the week.

Police say the officer regained consciousness just in time to stop Delagarza from trying to remove the gun from its holster.

Stines says the incident underscores the need for officers to be issued stun guns. Berkeley and San Francisco remain the only departments in the area without them.
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