New data on BPD stops, searches poses problem

CITY AFFAIRS: After a delay in the collection and publicization of data, Berkeley Police Department must hold itself accountable to the public it claims to serve and protect.

The recently released data report on Berkeley Police Department’s vehicle stops and searches — indicating an excessively high number of stops and searches of underrepresented minorities — represents a manifestation of larger national trends and a lesson: Even liberal Berkeley is not immune to racial biases. When comparing the demographics
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UC may have violated state Public Records Act, experts say

The UC has refused to release billing costs associated with a suit brought against it by Occupy Cal protesters.

The University of California is refusing to disclose legal bills generated by a San Francisco law firm’s work defending the university against a pending lawsuit — a decision experts say may have left the university in violation of the state Public Records Act. The university has contracted Crowell & Moring
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