Berkeley City Council calls for renaming of Vollmer Peak

Tilden Park / Vollmer Peak
Sunny Shen/Senior Staff
According to Dave Mason, spokesperson for East Bay Regional Park District, Bald Peak, the highest point in the Berkeley Hills, was renamed after August Vollmer because he was a beloved and respected founding member of the district and served as its board director for 15 years, not because of his status as the 'Father of Policing.'

Berkeley City Council is calling for Vollmer Peak to be renamed amid claims that August Vollmer, after whom the popular hiking destination is named, upheld ideas of white supremacy during his lifetime.
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