Berkeley police spokesperson to switch posts

Berkeley Police Department’s public information officer will be leaving her post as spokesperson soon. In an email Wednesday, Sgt. Mary Kusmiss said she will soon be rotating back to patrol “to allow others to have the opportunity” to fill the position she has occupied on and off for about 10
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CITY AFFAIRS: Berkeley police Chief Michael Meehan’s decision to send an officer to a reporter’s house after midnight was wrong.

News reporters are beholden to the truth. The risk of inaccuracy is a constant concern each carries. They expect sources to inform them when mistakes of fact are discovered. But Berkeley police Chief Michael Meehan’s nighttime effort to push Oakland Tribune journalist Doug Oakley for a correction was unacceptable. Oakley
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Meeting on The Alemeda street to discuss local murder and future saftey precautions, chief of police (tall white guy) speaking

Berkeley police chief sends officer to reporter’s home

At 12:45 a.m., officer requests changes to a story at reporter's home

Berkeley Police Chief Michael Meehan ordered a sergeant to the home of a reporter around 12:45 a.m. Friday to request changes to a story that Meehan felt inaccurately portrayed him, media outlets reported this weekend. Oakland Tribune reporter Doug Oakley covered a meeting Thursday night in which Meehan and others
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Report shows drop in city crime rates

Property and violent crimes in Berkeley reached their lowest rates in five years in 2011, according to a report on crime trends set to be presented to Berkeley City Council next week. The number of reported incidents of property and violent crime went from 6,472 crimes in 2010 to 5,145
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Berkeley police solve tire-puncturing incident

Berkeley police say they have solved last week’s massive tire-puncturing incident and determined the crime was committed by a single person. Berkeley Police Chief Michael Meehan said at a city Police Review Commission meeting Wednesday night that the investigation has “led us to a single person” and that the department
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