It says unlawful changes were made to police misconduct investigations.
The city did not respond to multiple requests for comment from Berkeleyside.
Berkeley is among nine cities in California that filed “non-compliant” reports with the state for 2018.
The Alameda County Superior Court system charges $1 a page, dropping to 50 cents each after five pages, to view court filings. Berkeleyside filed a Public Records Act request to learn more about why that is.
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.
A council majority approved a slightly revised version of the mayor’s proposal on arrest information at the end of Tuesday night’s meeting.
Two council members and the mayor are asking the city to limit the amount and type of arrest information released to the public. First Amendment experts say it’s a slippery slope.
The city of Berkeley is on a mission to improve its website, as well as to determine if there are more services it can offer online. The city’s website currently lists names of city officials, has information about a host of issues from affordable housing to birth and death certificates to how to drive to […]
Rene C. Davidson Courthouse. Photo: Emilie Raguso An Alameda County grand jury has criticized the city of Berkeley’s approach to municipal emails, which are automatically purged after 90 days unless employees manually take steps to save them. The grand jury report, released Tuesday, noted that Berkeley is one of just four cities in Alameda County that […]
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