The Berkeley City Council voted for a moratorium on the use of tear gas, rubber bullets and over-the-shoulder baton strikes by police against non-violent protesters. In addition police will wear body cameras.
A man died while in police custody on Tuesday night in Berkeley, police said.
Berkeley Police Chief Michael Meehan insisted a recent search for his son’s stolen iPhone should not be seen as an example of preferential treatment.
Berkeley’s police chief is the subject of criticism again following news that he ordered officers to work overtime in an effort to find his son’s cellphone.
Questions continue to follow Berkeley’s police chief in the wake of a homicide in the Berkeley Hills, and the chief expects some changes to be made once a thorough investigation is completed.
The Berkeley Police Association is calling for a formal investigation into Police Chief Michael Meehan for ordering a sergeant to make a late night visit to a reporter’s house to change a news story.
Berkeley Police Chief Michael Meehan has been apologizing for ordering his department’s spokeswoman to go to a Bay Area News Group reporter’s home to request changes to an article.
Berkeley’s police chief has come under fire after he sent an officer to a newspaper reporter’s home in the middle of the night to demand changes to a story.