After settling with his wife in Berkeley in the early 60s, he went to work at the Bechtel Corporation, later becoming a lawyer and serving as president of Berkeley-Albany chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.
In a closed session Thursday, the City Council decided that a new police transparency law should apply to records pre-dating Jan. 1, 2019, when the law came into effect.
City Council voted in closed session Thursday that SB 1421 should apply “to existing [police] records pre-dating Jan. 1, 2019.” This followed a lawsuit filed by Berkeleyside and ACLU NorCal over application of the bill.
The city of Berkeley says it has no records of sexual assault or dishonesty-related police misconduct from the past five years and does not have to release use-of-force records from incidents before 2019.
After a racist incident in January, the owner of the Elmwood Cafe and W. Kamau Bell hosted 300 people to discuss race and implicit bias.
Berkeley Police officers patrolling at night: a new policing policy adopted unanimously by the City Council aims to address alleged racial profiling when police make stops. Photo: Emilie Raguso Berkeley Police officers patrolling at night: a new policing policy adopted unanimously by the City Council aims to address alleged racial profiling when police make stops. Photo: Emilie […]
The father of Kayla Moore, who died in police custody last year, was one of many community members to attend a forum Saturday, May 10, about perceived racial profiling by the Berkeley Police Department. Photo: Emilie Raguso More than 100 community members turned out to the Berkeley Public Library over the weekend to share or hear stories […]
Advocates calling to make Berkeley a “no drone zone” set up in front of Tuesday night’s council meeting to spread the word. Photo: mary mad Tuesday evening, the Berkeley City Council delved into the sticky issue of drone regulation, and plans to take an even deeper look at the related ramifications at some point in the future. […]