(Berkeley, CA) -- A Berkeley, California, man is dead and some residents say it's because police were focused on an Occupy march.
Peter Cukor made a non-emergency call to police last Saturday night to report a suspicious man hanging around his home.
He was told police were only responding to emergency calls because the department's officers were on standby to monitor an Occupy Oakland march to the UC Berkeley campus.
Cukor walked to a nearby fire station for help and was beaten to death as he returned home.
The suspect in custody Daniel DeWitt has a history of mental illness.
An Occupy Oakland representative says people should be furious over Cukor's killing.
He said Berkeley police officials made monitoring a non-violent march a higher priority than responding to what turned into a deadly crime.
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