A cyclist from Albany was taken to the hospital after sustaining serious injuries in northwest Berkeley on Wednesday morning after crashing into a pick-up truck, authorities report.
911 calls to Berkeley’s police and fire dispatch center are taking longer to get through due to chronic understaffing that is only likely to get worse, the city auditor reported in a recent analysis.
A federal judge has ruled that Berkeley police officers used “minimal” force that was “reasonable” when they arrested several people who protested or resisted arrest during a homeless camp removal in 2016.
Berkeley police handled at least 13 crashes in March that resulted in injuries to pedestrians or cyclists, according to preliminary data obtained by Berkeleyside. The number has fallen for the second month in a row.
A hit-and-run driver struck 75-year-old Julian Curran, who grew up in Berkeley, while he biked on Fulton Street and Ashby Avenue in March.