Berkeley’s Police Review Commission needs reform to effectively hold police accountable

CITY AFFAIRS: The process of reporting police misconduct in Berkeley is convoluted and bureaucratic. This needs to change

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Emily Bi/Staff

The Police Review Commission, or PRC, recently released a report that found that the Berkeley Police Department committed no misconduct in 2017. But rather than showing progress or concrete improvement in the police department, all this report reveals is how deeply flawed the commission’s reporting process is. The process of
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Police accountability is needed for the people of Berkeley

Our Campaign for Police Accountability citizens group drafted an amendment at about the same time, to replace the appointed PRC with an elected Police Accountability Board. This board would have full authority over the Berkeley Police Department: discipline, training, weapons, procedures and policies.
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