Community doubts remain despite Police Accountability Board transition

Photo of Berkeley Police building
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The city of Berkeley’s Police Review Commission was created in 1973 to provide civilian oversight for Berkeley Police Department. In November 2020, local voters approved a charter amendment to replace the commission with the Police Accountability Board.

As the city of Berkeley looks to implement the Police Accountability Board, or PAB, this summer to increase policing transparency and public trust, the community remains both doubtful and hopeful.
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