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Berkley City Council Passes Police Reforms That Includes Restricting Officers From Conducting Traffic Stops For Low-Level Offenses

East Bay Times-

Berkeley City Council passed significant police reforms, including restricting officers from conducting traffic stops for low-level offenses, in order to reduce racial disparities in policing.

The reforms were passed unanimously at a special meeting Tuesday night.

These reforms include: requiring written consent for searches, precluding police from asking about parole or probation status in most circumstances, looking into the legality of reviewing officers social media postings to fire officers who post racist content; and implementing an “Early Intervention System” to get biased officers off the street, according to the mayor’s office.

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