Berkeley Votes To Curb Police Traffic Stops For Small Offenses, Other Significant ReformsLawmakers in Berkeley have passed sweeping police reforms, from limiting traffic stops to stricter vetting to keep biased officers off the streets.
San Francisco DA Boudin Eases Policy On Police Stops; SFPOA Blasts DecisionSan Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin on Friday announced new policies taking effect immediately within his office. The San Francisco Police Association blasted Boudin for the new policy reform.
Racial Disparity In Oakland Traffic Stops Remains Despite Police Department ChangesThe number of African American people involved in traffic stops by Oakland Police has dropped nearly in half since 2016. Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick says this is real progress in the fight against racial profiling, but many in the community say it’s just a numbers game.
Study: Body Camera Footage Reveals Officers Speak More Respectfully To Whites Than BlacksThe odds of hearing a police officer say thank you, or utter an apology during a routine traffic stop in Oakland are much higher for a white driver than a black driver.