No action was taken at a meeting this week, but Interim Police Chief Jen Louis’s critics say the city should not even be discussing her confirmation until investigations into a texting scandal are resolved.
Will sexual harassment allegations derail Jen Louis’ appointment as Berkeley police chief?
A report detailing past sexual harassment claims against Louis comes as the interim chief faces scrutiny in another scandal.
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.
Berkeley has a new police chief: Interim Jen Louis tapped for permanent job
Louis joined the department in 1999, and has been its interim chief since March of 2021.
Berkeley police officer fired after shooting at robbery getaway car
Officer Cheri Miller committed no crime but she did violate city policy, according to the police investigation, and ultimately lost her job.
After 35 years at BPD, Berkeley Police Chief Andrew Greenwood steps down
Capt. Jen Louis will serve as interim Berkeley police chief, “effective immediately.” The city will conduct a national search for Greenwood’s replacement.
More gunfire in Berkeley; community safety meeting planned
Many readers got in touch with Berkeleyside on Tuesday night with questions about the sound of gunfire in South Berkeley. Police found casings and property damage at Oregon and McGee.
After 41 years and a stellar career, Capt. Cynthia F. Harris retires from Berkeley Police Department
To hear other Berkeley cops tell it, Harris was a strong leader, fair, and she treated those she worked with like family.
Berkeley police emphasize ‘culture of de-escalation’
Berkeley police practice de-escalation skills during a drill in the old Pyramid brewery. (The helmets they are wearing are safety gear due to the type of rounds used in the drill.) Here, officers respond to an armed bank robbery scenario. Photo: Emilie Raguso Two officers pull up to a house in Berkeley. There’s yelling coming […]
Homeless man arrested after Berkeley bank robbery
Union Bank in Berkeley was robbed Tuesday. Image: Google Maps Berkeley police officers recovered the cash after arresting a homeless man they said was responsible for robbing a bank late Tuesday morning. According to police, Barrett Brown was not armed but instead used a note to demand money from a teller at the downtown Berkeley Union Bank located […]
Berkeley police defend tactics after laundromat robbery
Berkeley police officers searched homes near Sacramento Street for a man who robbed a laundromat at gunpoint last Monday. Photo: David Yee Berkeley police officers searched homes near Sacramento Street for a man who robbed a laundromat at gunpoint last Monday. Photo: David Yee One week after a police operation in southwest Berkeley sparked community questions about whether […]
After home invasion, Berkeley resident says: Lock up
A Berkeley Police cruiser (file photo). Photo: Emilie Raguso A Berkeley resident surprised at home by several intruders Friday afternoon reminds the community to lock up over the holiday weekend. The woman was home in the 100 block of Hillcrest Road in the Claremont neighborhood when the burglars came inside. She shared the news with neighbors […]