UC Berkeley independent advisory board recommends demilitarizing UCPD, funding mental health resources

UCPD police car
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In a recent report, the UC Berkeley Independent Advisory Board on Police Accountability and Community Safety called for various reforms to UCPD, including the move of its office from its location near Sproul Plaza and Barrows Lane, as students have reported feeling unsafe due to the police presence in the area.

The Independent Advisory Board on Police Accountability and Community Safety released its report on the UCPD on June 30, recommending more than 25 changes that aim to create a safer campus environment and increase police accountability.
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ASUC Senate hears from The New York Times, UCPD, campus official

During the last ASUC Senate meeting of the semester Wednesday, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Stephen Sutton, UCPD Chief Margo Bennett and Tom Halvorsen, The New York Times education manager, spoke about current initiatives, and four of the seven expected ASUC commission chairs provided official reports.
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