Tony Walker described himself as a “washed-up nobody” who probably deserved to die in prison.
Until now, the motive for the fatal shooting has been shrouded in mystery. That is set to change Monday as part of a recent plea deal.
It says unlawful changes were made to police misconduct investigations.
The city did not respond to multiple requests for comment from Berkeleyside.
An interim director has been helping the board get up to speed after its creation by the voters with Measure II in 2020.
The Police Accountability Board has indicated plans to launch its own independent investigation.
In July, the city’s new Police Accountability Board kicked off, replacing the longstanding Police Review Commission, which was formed in 1973.
State law does not currently allow civilian traffic enforcement, but Berkeley is working to change that.
Data about where police use rifles, launchers and other “controlled” equipment will now be public. Officials said it’s a matter of racial justice.
The city says the process will focus on finding diverse candidates and that it will involve robust community engagement.
Officers will focus on investigative stops and pulling over dangerous drivers rather than “random observations of minor equipment violations,” Police Chief Andrew Greenwood said.
There will be eight Berkeley measures on the Nov. 3 ballot. Here’s what to expect.