Berkeley police recovered a loaded gun, marijuana for sale, heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine during the arrest of a probationer downtown earlier this week, authorities report.
The proposal is a compromise between those who advocated for an even stronger body similar to the one in Oakland and those who felt there was little need for change to the PRC.
Berkeley police determined that the incident—though alarming and upsetting to those involved—lacked the criminal intent necessary to support probable cause for an arrest.
BPD responded to a call about a group fighting and an attempted robbery in Berkeley shortly after 11 p.m. Tuesday
In late March, a white driver stopped his car to stop roughhousing between a black student and a white student, eventually assailing the boy and chasing him into the street.
A traffic stop early Monday morning led to the arrest of two Oakland men with a gun, authorities say.
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A 27-year-old Berkeley man was injured in a shooting Sunday morning in West Berkeley, but police say he is expected to survive.
Black and Hispanic people stopped by BPD are searched "at much higher rates" than white people, researchers told the PRC this week, but disparities don't automatically mean bias.
Christine Jama has been found, police report.
Quick action led to the arrest of three suspects in two different robberies downtown Sunday, authorities report. A fourth man was arrested earlier Sunday after another robbery.
A 24-year-old man, on probation in a sex crime case, is facing new charges after he reportedly was discovered masturbating while looking into a woman's window, authorities say.
Three witnesses and a Berkeley homicide detective helped authorities zero in on the 31-year-old man charged with murder in the killing of a Vallejo man Sunday morning in Albany.