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.
BPD's chief outlines the department's response — which some saw as a lack of action — to the "Feb. 1 riot."
An estimated 200 neighbors came out in force Sunday to San Pablo Park's auditorium to share their worries and ideas following a spate of recent incidents involving gunfire.
In a 7-1 vote Tuesday night, the Berkeley City Council approved plans presented by the police chief to buy a bulletproof van it says will keep officers and community members safer when responding to calls with armed individuals.
In the wake of the abrupt departure Tuesday of Berkeley Police Chief Michael Meehan, Acting Chief Andrew Greenwood says his short-term goals are to hire more officers and keep the department focused on the future.
Berkeley police are responding to reports of gunfire in South Berkeley, with a teenage boy injured as a result.
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