Black and Hispanic people stopped by BPD are searched "at much higher rates" than white people, researchers told the PRC this week, but disparities don't automatically mean bias.
Violent crime is up in Berkeley by double digits for the third year running, according to the latest annual crime report from the Berkeley Police Department.
Violent crime reports in Berkeley rose 23% over the first half of 2017, as compared to the prior year, according to public safety data just released by the FBI.
Berkeley police staffing levels have reached a crisis point, and the entire traffic bureau along with some investigative positions may be on the chopping block in early 2018.
Monday's community Q&A with BPD touched on militarization, staffing, traffic violations, the budget, political protests, policy changes and more. Berkeleyside broadcast live.
The Berkeley Police Department is kicking off a series of sessions designed to improve community relations and let locals get up close with BPD staff.
The Berkeley Police Review Commission voted Wednesday night to ask the city to push BPD to hand over an incomplete draft analysis about racial disparities in police stops.
There have been dozens of arrests after recent political clashes in Berkeley, but no charges have been filed yet.
August Vollmer is known as the "father of modern policing." A new exhibit and in-depth book will allow more people to learn his story.
Berkeley Police Chief Andrew Greenwood was sworn in Thursday at the UC Theatre. A video of the swearing in appears here.
This week, for the first time ever, Berkeley police were given carte blanche to speak openly about gang activity in town, and what can be done to help those who may be drawn to it.
Described as a "homegrown leader" with a deep grasp of Berkeley values, "native son" Andrew Greenwood was appointed to the role of police chief Tuesday night.
Violent crime rose 18% in Berkeley in 2016, while serious property crime fell 9%, according to an annual report set to be presented to the Berkeley City Council next week.