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Posted inCrime & Safety

Few comments on Chief Meehan before Council session

Public comments preceding a closed session of the Berkeley City Council Monday night were limited. Photo courtesy City of Berkeley Expectations that many members of the Berkeley community would turn up at the public comment part of a closed session of the City Council Monday night to express their views on the recent incident concerning Berkeley Police Chief […]

Posted inCity, Crime & Safety

Questions remain about Berkeley police chief’s actions

Chief Michael Meehan, and Officer Byron White at community meeting on Cukor incident. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel Update 2:10 pm: Statement from Berkeley Police Association added below. A contrite Berkeley police chief spent Saturday afternoon fielding calls from the media to explain why he ordered a sergeant to go the house of a reporter at 12:45 […]

Posted inCrime & Safety

At 12:45 a.m., police chief demands reporter make changes

A reporter interviews Chief Michael Meehan before Thursday’s community meeting on the murder of Peter Cukor. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel A reporter interviews Chief Michael Meehan before Thursday’s community meeting on the murder of Peter Cukor. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel Update 2:30 pm. City officials respond to incident: Statement from Interim City Manager Christine Daniel: I take […]