Officer Cheri Miller committed no crime but she did violate city policy, according to the police investigation, and ultimately lost her job.
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Berkeley police release video of officer shooting at vehicle after robbery
A Berkeley police officer fired her weapon at the vehicle of several people who had just stolen items from a CVS pharmacy in July, according to police and new video recordings released by the department Tuesday evening.
6 days after officer fired gun, Berkeley police have not released new information
BPD Chief Andrew Greenwood told Berkeleyside the department is continuing to investigate and will release a critical incident video to comply with Assembly Bill 748.
He was punched in the face at Santa Rita Jail. He died 10 days later. His family wants answers.
It took 14 months for authorities to release their investigation into how Michael Hermon died from injuries he sustained during a fight at Santa Rita Jail in 2019. The Gulf War veteran had been one day shy of freedom.
Police: Driver who killed a homeless woman on the sidewalk is in custody
The man Berkeley police identified as the driver in a fatal hit-and-run that killed a homeless woman on the sidewalk earlier this month is now in custody, authorities report.
Police say ‘armed and dangerous’ man is wanted in fatal hit-and-run
“Alexander McGee knows that he is wanted and has been known to flee or fight police,” said BPD. Authorities asked anyone who sees him to call 911 immediately.
Berkeley teacher Yvette Felarca ordered to pay conservative group $20,000
A federal judge ruled that the activist and her colleagues are responsible for Judicial Watch’s legal fees in a case involving Berkeley Unified.
Why does Alameda County charge up to $1 a page to view court records online?
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.
Berkeley changes city policy on release of police records after Berkeleyside, ACLU lawsuit
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.
Outcry over Berkeley teacher Felarca included email from neo-Nazi group, new records show
Berkeley Unified has released a final batch of emails about the teacher to the right-wing group that requested them.
Update: Berkeley says police records bill applies to all existing records after Berkeleyside, ACLU lawsuit
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.
Developers donate to little-known Berkeley homeless fund
Some of Berkeley’s biggest developers, concerned about homelessness, have donated to the city fund. At least two of them did so while Berkeley was considering their projects.