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Opinion: City Council should place charter amendment for a new Berkeley police commission on ballot

Civilian oversight of the police is an emerging best practice. Enlightened police leaders understand that independent oversight is a critical part of fair and impartial policing.

Posted inCrime & Safety, Opinion

Op-ed: Omissions in the Berkeley Police Association letter for donations

I recently received a very unsettling fundraising letter from the Berkeley Police Association (BPA). The second paragraph, with my italics, reads: “Today as I ask for your continued support of our community mission, we are mindful of the unprecedented wave of violence against our fellow officers in Ferguson, Baltimore, New York and especially the execution murder of a Texas […]