Most of the money is for a new Specialized Care Unit that would respond instead of armed police to people in crisis.
Police had been looking for Marty Schwind for a week, BPD said, after he had reportedly thrown a Molotov cocktail at a passing train.
Police do not believe foul play was involved.
The mayor has scheduled a “Budget 101” town hall for Tuesday, June 8.
Police are reporting three more hate crime arrests in May, and there’s a new community survey out to seek input about the PRC.
As of this week, police say they still don’t know what caused the May 11 collision, which killed two people.
State law does not currently allow civilian traffic enforcement, but Berkeley is working to change that.
Berkeley has had 16 confirmed gunfire calls in 2021. Last year at this time, there had been six.
Police found bullet holes in a white sedan, and believe there were people inside the car when the gunfire broke out.
“Some people just thought it was kind of a joke and were not taking it seriously,” one patron said. “Some people started getting really scared and started calling family.”
Now is the time to have your say about what policing in Berkeley should look like — especially if you’re not big on public meetings.
Christopher Szabo has a long list of arrests in Alameda County dating back to 2015, according to records online.
The man had recently been arrested, police said, after entering a secure playground area at an Elmwood neighborhood church “and threatening to take the children.”
Hugo Espinoza was on probation at the time of his arrest and, as of publication time, remains in custody, according to court records online.
Police arrested a man in connection with a series of antisemitic hate crimes in Berkeley, a local resident found a gun in his yard and more.
During the operation to arrest the man, police said they found a fully-automatic “ghost gun” with a loaded extended magazine hidden in his car.