Police from Berkeley, Oakland and Bay Area Rapid Transit have combined efforts to combat a spike in the number of armed robberies, auto thefts and carjackings in the neighborhood that straddles the North Oakland-South Berkeley border near the Ashby BART station.
The wife and two sons of a man who was killed outside his home in the Berkeley Hills last year have reached a resolution of their wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Berkeley.
A man died while in police custody on Tuesday night in Berkeley, police said.
Police in Berkeley are warning residents to look out for cell phone thieves who are preying on people’s willingness to help others.
Berkeley police acknowledge they didn’t immediately respond to a call in the hills that would eventually result in last Saturday’s homicide, because they were planning for an Occupy protest headed to UC Berkeley.
Berkeley leaders are revamping the mutual aid policy for the city’s police department in response to allegations of police misconduct against Oakland officers in the crackdown on Occupy protestors.
That includes the city of Berkeley, which used home video footage to arrest a suspect in a series of tire slashings.
Police have identified a man that struck an officer with his vehicle while trying to escape with a stolen wallet on Tuesday, Berkeley police Sgt. Mary Kusmiss said.
A Berkeley Police officer was hospitalized with a head injury after a confrontation with a robbery suspect Tuesday afternoon.