Berkeley City Council looks to reduce racial disparities in policing

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Berkely City Council unanimously passed recommendations from the mayor’s Fair and Impartial Working Group during a special meeting Tuesday. According to Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín, community trust is impacted by biased policing.

At a special Berkeley City Council meeting Tuesday, the council unanimously passed recommendations proposed by the mayor’s Fair and Impartial Working Group that aim to reduce racial disparities in policing and increase community trust.
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Documents reveal judge declared Police Review Commission’s findings in death of Kayla Moore ‘unfounded,’ siding with Berkeley police

In 2014, Berkeley’s Police Review Commission found that one officer involved in the 2013 in-custody death of Kayla Moore exercised improper police procedure. But documents recently obtained by The Daily Californian through a Public Records Act request show that a judge disagreed with the commission’s findings months later, calling its logic “fallacious.”
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