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Berkeley Police Department’s past continues to influence the officers of today

Pictures of ears used to identify suspects
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On Wednesday, Berkeleyside published the first part of a two-part interview with Berkeley’s new Police Chief, Michael Meehan. Today we give you Part II.

Deep in the bowels of the Berkeley Police Department is an L-shaped hallway that is a shrine to the department’s past.

There is an old lie detector encased in a wooden box, a scale to weigh inmates, and an autographed picture of President John F. Kennedy, probably signed when he came to UC … Continue reading »

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