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Posted inCrime & Safety

Berkeley coalition says police stops show racial bias

A local coalition has raised concerns about alleged racial profiling by Berkeley police. Photo: Emilie Raguso Berkeley police officers disproportionately stop and search people of color during traffic stops, according to a coalition of groups that presented data and demanded changes from the department Tuesday. Representatives from the Berkeley NAACP, Berkeley Copwatch and UC Berkeley’s Black […]

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 […]