Video: Berkeley Police Improper Display of “Less-Lethal” Weapons at Protesters
On December 22, 2011 Berkeley Police officers began a series of late night raids and provocations on the Berkeley Occupy encampment.
One Berkeley officer, Lt. Reece helped to direct operations against the camp.
Reese is holding a “less-lethal” munition that we believe has the capacity to shoot either bean bag or “ricochet” rounds. These weapons are intended to scatter a violent crowd.
They are not supposed to be fired at waist height or higher. They are not to be fired at close range.
They are potentially lethal weapons and this officer 1) aims at protesters at point blank range 2) aims at individuals attempting to document police activity and 3) he improperly displays these munitions repeatedly.