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BERKELEY'S NEWS • JANUARY 18, 2023

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After a presentation of the recommendations to the BPCRB chair, Alvarez codified the work and implemented the policy manual revision.
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After a presentation of the recommendations to the BPCRB chair, Alvarez codified the work and implemented the policy manual revision.
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BART Police Department, or BART PD, removed “excited delirium,” a controversial psychiatric condition used by law enforcement, from its policy manual and future written reports, according to a BART PD press release. 
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BART Police Department, or BART PD, removed “excited delirium,” a controversial psychiatric condition used by law enforcement, from its policy manual and future written reports, according to a BART PD press release. 
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In light of the national Black Lives Matter movement, the BART Police Department introduced policy reforms Friday, expanding training and creating new initiatives.
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In light of the national Black Lives Matter movement, the BART Police Department introduced policy reforms Friday, expanding training and creating new initiatives.
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BART conducted a quality-of-life enforcement demographic study that was released Feb. 21. The report was requested by BART director Janice Li to analyze potential disparities in quality-of-life enforcement between racial demographics.
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BART conducted a quality-of-life enforcement demographic study that was released Feb. 21. The report was requested by BART director Janice Li to analyze potential disparities in quality-of-life enforcement between racial demographics.
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Because of financial constraints, the Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility in Oakland closed in June, causing its inmates to be transferred nearly 30 miles to the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, according to Alameda County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. Ray Kelley.
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Because of financial constraints, the Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility in Oakland closed in June, causing its inmates to be transferred nearly 30 miles to the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, according to Alameda County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. Ray Kelley.
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Starting Monday, Bay Area Rapid Transit, or BART, began to enhance public safety by mandating police and fare inspectors to work extra hours in the service’s busiest areas in order to “bolster their visible presence and enhance public safety,” according to a BART press release.
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Starting Monday, Bay Area Rapid Transit, or BART, began to enhance public safety by mandating police and fare inspectors to work extra hours in the service’s busiest areas in order to “bolster their visible presence and enhance public safety,” according to a BART press release.
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Efforts to restore some of the commission's original power have been ongoing, as city officials and local activists examine civilian oversight agencies in neighboring Bay Area jurisdictions to see which models might best suit Berkeley.
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Efforts to restore some of the commission's original power have been ongoing, as city officials and local activists examine civilian oversight agencies in neighboring Bay Area jurisdictions to see which models might best suit Berkeley.
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The contract includes a one-time salary increase of six percent and annual raises from 2.5-2.75 percent over the course of the contract, and extends an incentive program that provides new officers a $10,000 hiring bonus. BART said in a press release that the agreement comes as police officer salaries are rising nationwide, and that the agreement brings BART officers closer to Bay Area averages.
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The contract includes a one-time salary increase of six percent and annual raises from 2.5-2.75 percent over the course of the contract, and extends an incentive program that provides new officers a $10,000 hiring bonus. BART said in a press release that the agreement comes as police officer salaries are rising nationwide, and that the agreement brings BART officers closer to Bay Area averages.
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A Berkeley man was among nine suspects arrested by BART Police Department throughout the Bay Area on Wednesday, marking an uptick in arrests compared to the days prior, as first reported by Berkeley Patch.
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A Berkeley man was among nine suspects arrested by BART Police Department throughout the Bay Area on Wednesday, marking an uptick in arrests compared to the days prior, as first reported by Berkeley Patch.
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While Black people constitute 12 percent of BART customers according to the most recent data, which is from 2015, the report presented to the BART Police Citizen Review Board at its June 11 meeting found that among all the use-of-force incidents in 2017, 50.9 percent involved Black males and 14.7 percent involved Black females.
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While Black people constitute 12 percent of BART customers according to the most recent data, which is from 2015, the report presented to the BART Police Citizen Review Board at its June 11 meeting found that among all the use-of-force incidents in 2017, 50.9 percent involved Black males and 14.7 percent involved Black females.
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