Veteran officers have been leaving the department in record numbers, walking away from friends and generous benefits to start over at other agencies. What has driven the exodus?
Mayor Arreguín and some members of the City Council are focused on hemming in law enforcement rather than reducing crime. They should do an about face and make Berkeley safer.
Bay Area activists are gearing up for what could be a large "Stop the hate" rally and march Sunday in Berkeley. Whether anyone will show up to oppose that message is unknown.
The training is prompting police officers to act more aggressively, particularly with those who have a mental illness or are experiencing homelessness.
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.
Anyone violating these rules will be subject to citation and arrest.
Police are asking city officials to toss out a 1997 rule against the use of pepper spray during demonstrations so they can avoid using tools like tear gas and smoke.
Sunday was largely a day of peaceful, uplifting anti-hate rallies in Berkeley, marred at times by pockets of violence.
Don your critical thinking caps and check your assumptions at the door: A new BHS class offers a deep dive into the justice system. And diverse views are welcome.
A rally on Saturday, touted by some critics as perhaps the largest racist event ever seen in Berkeley, has prompted authorities to send out a message of caution this week.
Walking around District two, I can’t help but notice the purple Cheryl Davila signs displayed in windows and poking out of front gardens all over the neighborhoods of West Berkeley. I’m thrilled that Cheryl has answered the call from the district for new leadership, and I’m proud to support her campaign.
More than six years after taking the helm of the Berkeley Police Department, Chief Michael Meehan is facing serious criticism from within his own ranks, according to two internal emails he sent to employees earlier this month and numerous interviews with BPD staffers.