Hansel Aguilar runs a similar law enforcement oversight agency in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Berkeleyside interactive maps: Cyclist and pedestrian injury crashes in 2021
According to BPD, 145 people sustained moderate or serious injuries in 141 crashes in 2021 involving cyclists or pedestrians. Five others died.
Berkeley police shooting of man armed with chain was within policy, BPD found
A review by the city’s Police Accountability Board can’t proceed until the man’s criminal case has concluded. A lawsuit against the city remains on hold for the same reason.
New Berkeley police ‘transparency hub’ website brings more BPD data to light
How many police calls involved homelessness or mental health? Are arrests up or down compared to last year? You now have a way to find out.
How Berkeley Unified spent its $24M in COVID-19 funds
Berkeleyside analyzed district data to break down how state and federal COVID-19 relief money was spent.
Police union files state labor complaint, claiming missteps by new oversight board
It says unlawful changes were made to police misconduct investigations.
Berkeleyside’s Ally Markovich wins SPJ NorCal award for speaking ‘truth to power’
She won a James Madison Freedom of Information Award for her deep dive into sexual misconduct allegations against a Berkeley High teacher.
Police misconduct hearing put off after cop union said Berkeley broke the law
The city did not respond to multiple requests for comment from Berkeleyside.
Berkeley after-school worker arrested in child pornography case
A man who taught in the after-school program at two Berkeley schools was arrested after a child pornography investigation, officials said.
Who will run Berkeley’s new Police Accountability Board? Help choose.
An interim director has been helping the board get up to speed after its creation by the voters with Measure II in 2020.
Scarce rapid tests force Berkeley nursing homes to make agonizing choices
Most nursing homes don’t have enough rapid tests for managing omicron, leading to poignant decisions on who they can help.
BPD to review inebriated man’s death after release from police custody
The Police Accountability Board has indicated plans to launch its own independent investigation.