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Berkeley Copwatch alleges police misconduct in death of Kayla Moore

In its report, Berkeley Copwatch highlighted allegations of police misconduct and a dearth of mental crisis services that they said influenced the death of Moore, who had a history of mental health issues. About 50 people, in addition to six commissioners and four Berkeley police officers, attended the meeting.
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Contention raised over pact guaranteeing aid

The Berkeley City Council is set to consider next month whether to reapprove an agreement with an information-sharing agency some say could facilitate racial and ethnic profiling. The agreement the council will consider at its May 15 meeting is part of the city of Berkeley’s mutual aid pact  — a
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Police Review Board commissioner dies at 71

Vonnie Gurgin — Berkeley Police Review Board commissioner, UC Berkeley alumna, criminology expert and dog-lover — was pronounced dead Oct. 17 after she was found in her Berkeley Hills home. She was born in 1940. Fellow Commissioner George Perezvelez describes Gurgin’s presence on the commission as simultaneously professional and personal.
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City commission closes March 3 crowd control complaint

The Berkeley Police Review Commission voted at a meeting Wednesday night to close a policy complaint raised earlier this year regarding police use of force and crowd control tactics at the protests on the UC Berkeley campus in March. The complaint — brought March 17 by Copwatch member Andrea Prichett
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