General Information

Name William Berger
OpenOversight ID 23954
Unique Internal Identifier None
Department Oakland Police Department
Race White
Gender Male
Birth Year (Age) None (None)
First Employment Date 2013-12-16

Assignment History

Job Title Badge No. Unit Start Date End Date
POLICE OFFICER 709 OaklandAll 2013-12-16

Incidents

  • Incident

    Date Mar 11, 2018
    Time 1:02 AM
    Department Oakland Police Department
    Officers Craig R. Tanaka, Brandon P. Hraiz, Francisco Negrete, William Berger
    Description Oakland Sgt. Francisco Negrete and officers William Berger, Brandon Hraiz and Craig Tanaka were involved in the fatal shooting of a homeless man, Joshua Pawlik, whom they said pointed a gun at them when he woke up from lying in between two homes. In Feb. 2019, Pawlik's mother filed a lawsuit against alleging civil rights violations. In March 2019, all four involved officers were placed on leave.