Berkeley Police Department reports staffing issues after budget cuts

File photo of Berkeley Police Department Ronald Tsukamoto Public Safety Building
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During a Police Review Commission meeting Wednesday, Berkeley Police Department Chief Andrew Greenwood expressed concerns over the staffing challenges that have resulted from budget cuts.

Berkeley’s Police Review Commission, or PRC, discussed how the city’s plan to dramatically cut funding to its police department has resulted in staffing challenges at a meeting Wednesday.
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Man detained for allegedly hanging banner from Sather Tower

A man aligned with the Occupy Berkeley movement was detained for allegedly helping hang a banner from Sather Tower on the UC Berkeley campus Wednesday afternoon. The banner was raised shortly after the noon bells rang in the tower. It read, “Time UC us,” with the word “OCCUPY” running down
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