The audit suggests that Berkeley police have lacked thoroughness and accurate reporting with the local homeless population, one of which resides near the Berkeley Marina.

City Audit Raises Concerns Over BPD Racial Bias & Transparency


On Thursday, April 22, city auditor Jenny Wong published a groundbreaking analysis of Berkeley policing that has brought to light useful information regarding mental health calls and traffic stops.

BHS parent and activist Marc Staton feels relieved, but not overjoyed, with the verdict of the Derek Chauvin trial.

Berkeley Responds to Aftermath of Chauvin Verdict: What Happens Now?


When activist and Berkeley High School parent Marc Staton heard the verdict of the Derek Chauvin trial, he experienced a wide range of emotions. “There was no joy in it.

Berkeley Copwatch Holds Rally on Kayla Moore’s 50th Birthday


On April 17, Berkeley students and activists gathered in MLK Civic Center Park in honor of what would have been Kayla Moore’s 50th birthday, had she not died during an interaction with Berkeley police in 2013.

The Ronald Tsukamoto Public Safety Building is home to the Berkeley Police Department. Police brutality has ignited a nationwide debate on how to hold policing institutions accountable for their actions.

Berkeley Should Implement Police Liability Insurance to Ensure Accountability


If you were engaging in an endeavor that might cause physical or financial damages, you would be required by law to purchase insurance. As a partial solution to issues of police accountability, many have suggested mandating a similar type of insurance called liability insurance.

Two Berkeley Police Department officers ride their bikes outside of the Chase Bank in Downtown Berkeley. The Berkeley Police Department was one of the first police institutions in the country to have an oversight agency.

Civilian Oversight Is an Essential Police Reform


This is the second article in a two-part series on police reform. To read the first article, click here. As the list of recent police killings grows — Daunte Wright, Kurt Reinhold, Breonna Taylor — the scope of possibilities for police reform does the same.

A person stands at a Bay Area Black Lives Matter protest from summer 2020, holding a sign reading, "The ignorance is killing us." The "k" is replaced with an image of a gun.

When Seeking Justice, Imprisoning Killer Cops Should Not Be Our Priority


As several high profile cases of police brutality cause public outrage, including the murder of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant and 13-year-old Adam Toledo, the call to “jail killer cops” has been growing in popularity.

‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ Is a Crucial Movie for Current Times


Judas and the Black Messiah, directed by Shaka King, tells the story of Black liberation activist Fred Hampton, and the undercover informant who ultimately aided in his murder.

An empty BHS campus, where once an SRO intervened with crime committed to and by students.

Berkeley High Should Keep School Resource Officers to Best Protect Students


In recent discussions about the future of policing in the United States, the need for an armed School Resource Officer on campuses has been a frequent topic of debate.