The city of Berkeley says it has no records of sexual assault or dishonesty-related police misconduct from the past five years and does not have to release use-of-force records from incidents before 2019.
Racial disparities in policing in Berkeley are well documented, and in fact, are worsening. City management must act soon to address these and other concerns.
There have been at least 11 injury crashes involving vehicles and pedestrians in Berkeley so far this month, authorities report. Police released brief narratives of each one.
A woman was attacked and robbed when three people stole her Range Rover in a violent carjacking in South Berkeley on Thursday afternoon, according to police and community reports.
Police have arrested a man they say used a replica gun to take a laptop from someone at a West Berkeley business Wednesday evening.
The assailant asked for a cigarette before the attack, according to a coworker.
Another pedestrian was taken to the hospital with a head injury Monday night after being struck by a driver in North Berkeley, authorities report.
A 69-year-old woman walking Friday night near North Berkeley BART was hit by a vehicle and left with serious injuries, authorities report. A 60-year-man was seriously injured in the same area the night before.
Phone records, photos and a Honda helped police zero in on a third suspect from gang-related shootings in April, court papers show. He's also been linked to two other gang shootings, including one on I-580, police say.
A 25-year-old homeless parolee-at-large was charged with four felonies this week after police tied him to three armed robberies in northeast Berkeley in December, according to court papers.
Berkeley has seen a number of crimes in the past two weeks: multiple street robberies, a stabbing, an arson arrest and more.
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?
A man attempted an armed robbery at a Berkeley 7-11; suspects rammed a truck into the Fourth Street Apple store; and BPD shared details about some street robberies this month.