Berkeley Police Review Commission discusses prohibition of tear gas in crowds

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Sunny Shen/Senior Staff
The Berkeley Police Review Commission meets June 26, 2019. At the meeting Wednesday, commissioners discussed the matter of allowing the Special Response Team to use tear gas in certain circumstances.

After receiving community backlash for exceptions to tear gas prohibitions, at its Wednesday meeting the Berkeley Police Review Commission, or PRC, altered the language of the guidelines to clarify that tear gas is banned from use in crowd control and management situations.
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