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Posted inCrime & Safety, Schools

Police report mistakes, challenges in Berkeley protests

Berkeley police used teargas to break up protests Saturday night and Sunday morning. Photo: Pete Rosos Berkeley police officers used 50 tear gas grenades and “blast rounds” to clear Telegraph Avenue during a Black Lives Matter demonstration in December, but police officials declined to say Wednesday night whether that had been excessive. The June 10 […]

Posted inCity, Crime & Safety

Citizen panel on police to launch Berkeley protests probe

The city’s Police Review Commission voted Jan. 14 to investigate Berkeley’s recent protests. From left: Ann Rogers, Vice Chair George Perezvelez, Chairwoman Alison Bernstein, Karen Lowhurst and George Lippman. Photo: Emilie Raguso The city’s Police Review Commission voted Jan. 14 to investigate Berkeley’s recent protests. From left: Ann Rogers, Vice Chair George Perezvelez, Chairwoman Alison […]

Posted inCrime

Surveillance camera registry a possibility for police

Some officials would like residents and business owners to be able to put their security camera locations into a police database. Photo: Mike Mozart The city of Berkeley will explore whether a database of private security cameras might help police solve crime more efficiently after a Berkeley City Council majority vote Tuesday night. Under the proposal, citizens could report camera locations […]