Police Will No Longer Make Traffic Stops Under Berkeley Proposal

Berkeley’s City Council has approved a package of police reform measures that would dramatically change law enforcement in the city. Among other things, the city is preparing to eliminate the use of police officers for traffic stops, instead creating a separate city department to handle enforcement of parking and traffic laws.

Berkeley aims to slash its police budget by half in response to nationwide calls to end systemic racism and excessive policing. Under the plan, armed officers would no longer respond to calls involving homelessness or mental illness.

The details of Berkeley’s plan will be hammered out by a new committee tasked with analyzing law enforcement policies and finances.

Read more at KCRA and Berkeleyside.


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Rev & Tax

Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 05:22

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