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ELECTION 2022: Full coverage | BERKELEY POLICE: Leaked text messages

Posted inCity, Community, Crime & Safety

CHP arrests 150 protesters after they block I-80 freeway

Protesters on the pedestrian overpass of I-80 freeway at about 8 p.m. Photo: Davoud Kermaninejad The Berkeleyside team kept this live blog running continuously Dec. 8 from 5:40-10:20 p.m. See continuing, comprehensive Berkeleyside coverage of the Berkeley protests. Follow @berkeleyside on Twitter for live updates of #Berkeleyprotests. 6:20 a.m. The California Highway Patrol arrested more than 150 people […]

Posted inBusiness, City, Crime, Crime & Safety, Events

City of Berkeley told police to use restraint, avoid tear gas, on second night of protests

By Frances Dinkelspiel and Tracey Taylor The Berkeley Police Department deliberately held back from using tear gas during the protests Sunday night under orders from City Manager Christine Daniel, according to city officials. Mayor Tom Bates said Monday that he and other Berkeley City Council members had been disturbed by the aggressive tone of the demonstrations […]

Posted inCrime & Safety

Protesters take to streets of Berkeley for second night running: Violence, vandalism of local businesses, looting

A protester gives the finger to a police officer during a protest that started in Berkeley on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. Photo: Kelly Owen The Berkeleyside team kept this live blog running continuously from Dec. 7 at 6:35 p.m. through Dec. 8 at about 1:10 a.m. See continuing, comprehensive Berkeleyside coverage of the Berkeley protests. 3:48 a.m.: Officer […]

Posted inCrime & Safety

Ferguson demo in Berkeley: Injuries reported, tear gas deployed, businesses and property vandalized; arrests

Berkeley police used tear gas to break up protests on Telegraph Avenue on Saturday night and Sunday morning. Photo: Pete Rosos [See more on the Berkeleyside Flickr page.] The Berkeleyside team kept this live blog running continuously from Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. through Dec. 7 at about 2:45 a.m. See continuing, comprehensive Berkeleyside coverage […]

Posted inCrime & Safety

Berkeley police lent support to Oakland police at Occupy Oakland demonstration

Occupy Oakland demonstrations on Tuesday October 25. Photo: Queena Kim/The Bay Citizen The Berkeley Police Department sent fifteen officers to the Occupy Oakland demonstration Tuesday evening to support the Oakland Police in its efforts to break up the protests. “The Oakland Police Department (OPD) requested mutual aid through the Alameda County Mutual Aid Coordinator, who in […]