Offce Address for
Robert E. Cmiwright
, Esq. and David G. Yen
; The Cmiwright Law Finn
222 Front Street, 5th Floor; San Francisco
Date, Place, and Other Circumstances of the Occurrence
This incident occuned at Crown Memorial State Beach
and Shoreline Drive in the City of Alameda
, State of California on May 30
between approximately 11:30-
11 :00 a.
m. on May 30
lack waded into
Crown Memorial State Beach with his clothes fully on. A long-time friend and co-
, Dolores Berry, who refers to herself as the foster mother ofMr. lack
a pedestrian on the beach and asked her to call 911. She communicated to 911 dispatch
Raymond lack was
depressed and possibly suicidal and was concerned for his safety
did not know how to swim. The 911 call was placed at 11
m. By 11
Police officers and Alameda firefighters had anived on the scene. At this time
was standing in waist to chest high water approximately 50-
150 yards from shore. From II :36
m. to 12:05 p., Raymond
lack continued to stand
in the water
, often looking back
shore. No member of the Alameda Police Department or Fire Department attempted to eIler
water to establish contact with him. At around 12:05 p.
, Raymond lack'
s body became
submerged in the water. Shortly thereafter, he was observed floating on the water. Still
police officer or fire fighter responded. Raymond'
s body continued to float in the water
gradually drifted toward shore. At around 12:27 p.
, a civilian bystander
, on her own volition