July 11, 2019

Last night, Berkeley City Council heard from a psychiatrist and various mental health care providers that the use of the "hooding" techniques can compound the impacts of trauma. Police really had no experts, no research and no real justification for making detainees we...

July 9, 2019

Berkeley needs to stop their police from "hooding" people who are mentally ill or have mental health disabilities. It is traumatizing and wrong!

Speak out on Tuesday, July 9th at 6pm at 1231 Addison Street. Please testify to support a ban on spit hoods at the Berkeley C...

September 12, 2018

During tomorrow’s Berkeley City Council meeting, the council will discuss BPD’s decision to publish the names and photographs of anti-fascist demonstrators who were arrested at the alt-right rally on August 5. This unusual tactic is essentially DOXING – publishing pers...

July 2, 2018

This Sunday, July 8, we will be having our next study group meeting for “Video As Evidence.” The focus will be “Sharing and Using Eyewitness Video in Reporting and Advocacy” and will take place from 12 to 2p at the Grassroots House.

On July 10, the City of Berkeley will...

June 19, 2018

Watch video from the Urban Shield sub-committee meeting, 6/18/18.

Start at 2:26 and listen as Jesse does a 180 degree turn in his opposition to Berkeley's participation in Urban Shield. Remember: Urban Shield is NOT a training. It is not about disaster preparedness. It'...

September 10, 2017

Berkeley City Council is being asked by BPD chief to allow cops to use pepper spray for crowd control as a "special measure." Pepper Spray for crowd control was forbidden because it is dangerous, carcinogenic and can have unintended health effects. Berkeley Copwatch wo...

November 8, 2016

On the morning of Friday, November 4, 2016, Berkeley Police raid the homeless encampment protest on Adeline and Fairview. Four are arrested, including Nanci Armstrong-Temple and Barbara Brust. Footage taken by Berkeley Copwatch.

At the beginning of the footage, Barbara...

July 16, 2016

From the event page:

On Tuesday, the Berkeley City Council will vote on a ballot measure to reform and strengthen the Police Review Commission. The proposed initiative would allow the commission to hire and fire the Chief of Police, have the authority to suggest discipl...

December 18, 2014

Copwatch Reportback from the Berkeley Protest 12-7-2014

(by Andrea Prichett for Berkeley Copwatch)

I was in the streets from 10:30 pm until 2am so I can not speak to all of what happened before I got there. Following the sound of the helicopter above, I was lead to Duran...

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