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.
Berkeley police and fire departments responded Monday morning to a report of a suspicious substance found in an envelope at La Note restaurant in downtown Berkeley.
A 47-year-old Gulf War veteran with a PhD in philosophy, who was arrested in Berkeley in February, died one month later after a brief altercation in jail, according to the Alameda County sheriff's office.
A pedestrian was in critical condition Tuesday night after a driver struck him in South Berkeley, authorities report.
Berkeley police handled at least 14 vehicle crashes involving pedestrians and 10 involving cyclists in February, according to preliminary data obtained by Berkeleyside.
A 55-year-old Berkeley woman was taken to the hospital Saturday night after overturning her vehicle in what police believe was a DUI crash in the Elmwood, authorities report.
A driver struck a pedestrian in a crosswalk, causing serious injuries, Sunday night in North Berkeley, authorities report.