The city has hired a firm with a history of taking on high-profile law enforcement investigations, while the Police Accountability Board conducts its own inquiry.
Berkeley Police Association
Police union leader implicated in leaked text messages put on leave, chief appointment paused
Interim Police Chief Jen Louis has said she was not aware of derogatory text messages that were leaked this month.
Leaked texts show Berkeley police union leader made derogatory comments about homeless residents, people of color, ex-officer says
The messages drew condemnation as city officials pledged to investigate the “disturbing” comments.
Police union files state labor complaint, claiming missteps by new oversight board
It says unlawful changes were made to police misconduct investigations.
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.
Donations needed: Thanksgiving ‘turkey basket’ fundraiser is in full swing
The Berkeley Police Association hopes to give turkey baskets to 600 local families this year with the help of community support.
Berkeley police prep Thanksgiving ‘turkey baskets’ — and need your help
The Berkeley Police Association has revived its Thanksgiving turkey basket program after a one-year hiatus and plans to give 500 boxes to families in need this holiday season.
Big money is flowing in to support and oppose measures O and P, AD15 race
Companies that build affordable housing are pouring funds into support of the O and P measures, Realtors are opposing the proposed property transfer tax hike and Wicks is outspending Beckles in the AD15 race.
Berkeley City Council won’t put police oversight measure on 2018 ballot
A Berkeley City Council proposal to put a police oversight charter amendment on the November ballot has run out of time to be considered this fall.
Berkeley council votes to create new task force on racial disparities in policing
Officials voted Tuesday night to create a new yearlong task force to study racial disparities in police stops in Berkeley to consider whether changes should be made.
Charter change would put Berkeley police oversight into citizen hands (but whose?)
The Berkeley City Council is slated to vote Tuesday on whether to place a controversial police oversight charter amendment on the November ballot.
Opinion: Berkeley Police Association PR campaign distorts evidence
Concerned about low staffing, the BPA wants money to attract more recruits. But with the crime rate low, Berkeley would be safer if it redirected resources to social programs.