Suspicious activity reporting requirements spark contention

Berkeley City Councilmember Jesse Arreguin wanted to restrict when city law enforcement has to report suspicious activity to local intelligence centers regarding criminal and terrorist activities. At the Feb. 14 Berkeley City Council meeting, Arreguin proposed an amendment to do just that. Arreguin wanted to alter an agreement between the
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City Council approves mutual aid agreements

Police use of force at last year’s Occupy protests led Berkeley officials to question the city’s mutual aid agreements with outside departments. However, at its meeting Tuesday night, Berkeley City Council approved three of five previously unapproved agreements, including one with UCPD. The city’s mutual aid pact is a set
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Berkeley Hills fire displaces six

A three-alarm fire in the Berkeley Hills Wednesday night displaced six residents and injured four firefighters.The fire, which began at approximately 8:32 p.m., started in a residence on the 1000 block of Miller Avenue and then spread to a neighboring residence, according to Berkeley Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief Gil
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