In a closed session Thursday, the City Council decided that a new police transparency law should apply to records pre-dating Jan. 1, 2019, when the law came into effect.
Berkeley Unified has released a final batch of emails about the teacher to the right-wing group that requested them.
City Council voted in closed session Thursday that SB 1421 should apply “to existing [police] records pre-dating Jan. 1, 2019.” This followed a lawsuit filed by Berkeleyside and ACLU NorCal over application of the bill.
Some of Berkeley’s biggest developers, concerned about homelessness, have donated to the city fund. At least two of them did so while Berkeley was considering their projects.
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.
The 150 pages of documents were released to a right-wing group after the teacher lost a lawsuit.
A federal judge has dismissed the teacher’s case against Berkeley Unified and Judicial Watch.
They differ on their support for Proposition 10, housing, charter school reforms, whether California should immediately seek a single-payer health plan and more.
A council majority approved a slightly revised version of the mayor’s proposal on arrest information at the end of Tuesday night’s meeting.
Neither UC Berkeley nor city of Berkeley officials could have withheld police protection from Kiara Robles because of her political beliefs or sexuality, the judge ruled.
Two council members and the mayor are asking the city to limit the amount and type of arrest information released to the public. First Amendment experts say it’s a slippery slope.
Ben Bartlett’s traffic stop in July, where he brought up the police contract and raise he supported, wasn’t his first encounter with police in the past year, new records show.