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Posted inCity, Crime & Safety

Berkeley adopts anti-bias policing policy, commits to collecting data on race

The Berkeley City Council on Tuesday adopted an anti-bias policing policy with a view to eradicating, or at least reducing, alleged cases of racial profiling by the city’s police. The policy will see the city begin to collect data on police stops to analyze whether incidents of profiling are happening. Currently, Berkeley Police record data about vehicle stops, but data […]

Posted inCommunity, Crime, Crime & Safety

Community comes out for NAACP forum on alleged racial profiling by police

More than 100 community members turned out to the Berkeley Public Library over the weekend to share or hear stories about what they believe is on-going racial profiling and harassment of minorities in Berkeley by local police officers. The Berkeley NAACP organized the standing-room-only event, entitled “Berkeley Police – Power & Abuse,” at the south branch of […]