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Posted inCity, Crime & Safety

Berkeley adopts anti-bias policing policy, commits to collecting data on race

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 […]

Posted inCommunity, Crime, Crime & Safety

Community comes out for NAACP forum on alleged racial profiling by police

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 […]

Posted inCommunity, Crime, Crime & Safety, Fire

Drone battle to come before Berkeley City Council

Two quadricopter drones, typical of the designs popular with hobbyists. Photo: Gregor Hartl/Ars Electronica More than a year after the Berkeley City Council asked three city panels to take a look at the use of drones around town, two starkly different recommendations are slated to come before officials in a special work session later this […]