The city of Berkeley says it has no records of sexual assault or dishonesty-related police misconduct from the past five years and does not have to release use-of-force records from incidents before 2019.
Public Records Act
Berkeley Unified flooded with angry calls, threats over Felarca, records show
The 150 pages of documents were released to a right-wing group after the teacher lost a lawsuit.
Yvette Felarca can’t block right-wing group from seeing emails, judge rules
A federal judge has dismissed the teacher’s case against Berkeley Unified and Judicial Watch.
Strong policy differences emerge between AD15 candidates Jovanka Beckles and Buffy Wicks
They differ on their support for Proposition 10, housing, charter school reforms, whether California should immediately seek a single-payer health plan and more.
Update: Council says police can’t name non-violent arrestees on social media during protests
A council majority approved a slightly revised version of the mayor’s proposal on arrest information at the end of Tuesday night’s meeting.
Judge dismisses $23M lawsuit linked to Berkeley protest against Milo Yiannopoulos
Neither UC Berkeley nor city of Berkeley officials could have withheld police protection from Kiara Robles because of her political beliefs or sexuality, the judge ruled.
Council members, mayor seek to limit release of arrest information to the public
Two council members and the mayor are asking the city to limit the amount and type of arrest information released to the public. First Amendment experts say it’s a slippery slope.
An Uber got pulled over in Berkeley last year. Councilman Ben Bartlett was inside. He asked police not to ticket the driver
Ben Bartlett’s traffic stop in July, where he brought up the police contract and raise he supported, wasn’t his first encounter with police in the past year, new records show.
What Councilman Ben Bartlett texted the police chief after being pulled over for running a red light in Berkeley
Bartlett tried to get the police chief to intervene on his behalf during a traffic stop in July, text messages show. This week, he said “trauma and hubris” caused his behavior.
Berkeley councilman to cop who pulled him over: ‘You know, we’re voting on your contract right now’
A councilman who ran a red light in July suggested the officer who pulled him over should let him off, citing a raise for police he had just backed.
Despite promised reforms, BPD reveals little about how officers use force
Berkeley police officers have used force 105 times since 2015, but the department won’t reveal details. Lawyers say Berkeley is less transparent and forthcoming than other cities.
Why haven’t Berkeley and BUSD been able to reach a deal on sharing a meeting space?
As the city attempts to reopen negotiations on sharing a meeting room, records obtained by Berkeleyside and conversations with both sides shed light on why past efforts failed.