Protesters and police clash at Tolman Hall.

Police use pepper spray on protesters at UC Berkeley

Police used pepper spray against protesters at Thursday’s protest outside of Tolman Hall. UCPD Lt. Marc DeCoulode said during the course of an entrance attempt at the hall, a number of protesters tried to pin officers, and one protester grabbed a magazine clip off of an officer’s gun belt, leading
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New program to improve campus area crime analysis

UC Berkeley students will soon have the opportunity to analyze crime statistics and patterns in the campus area through a new program run jointly by the Berkeley Police Department and UCPD, which could be implemented as soon as October. The Berkeley City Council is expected to accept a $36,000 grant
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“Out-gunned”: campus response to protest

The 2011 UC Berkeley Deans and Chairs Retreat, held on Aug. 18, featured a presentation by the administration on the topic of campus activism — what the past few years have taught and what the recent tuition hike and other policy and administrative changes might augur for this academic year.
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UCPD bomb squad called in to transport rocket launcher

The UCPD bomb squad was called into Novato Tuesday to transport a rocket launcher after an unlicensed teenager was found driving with the device in his car. At about 9:40 a.m., a traffic officer stopped the 15-year-old in a blue Dodge Durango and noticed the launcher in the vehicle’s back
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UCPD responds to attempted rape at UC Berkeley Extension

UCPD received a report Friday night of an attempted rape that occurred sometime earlier last week on Southside. According to UCPD Lt. Marc DeCoulode, at 9:06 p.m. Friday, the department responded to the report of an attempted sexual assault that the victim said occurred either Thursday or Wednesday at around
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UCPD reports rise in alcohol-related casualty calls

Twice as many UC Berkeley students were rushed to the hospital for alcohol intoxication in the first few weeks of the semester this year than last year, according to UCPD statistics. Between move-in weekend and Labor Day weekend last year, UCPD officers responded to seven alcohol-related casualty calls — instances
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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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Protester Moonshato sits in a tree in People's Park.

Tree-sitter falls from tree, protest ends

The People’s Park tree-sit that began just over a week ago came to an end early Tuesday morning after one of the protesters fell out of the tree and had to be rushed to the hospital. A 19-year-old female fell out of the tree at about 4 a.m, sustaining major
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