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Katherine J. Lee
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E-mail: PRC@CityofBerkeley.info 

Mailing Address:   
Katherine J. Lee   
Police Review  Commission   
1947 Center Street, 1st Floor   
Berkeley, CA 94704   

 Enabling Legislation:
BMC Chapter 3.32 (1973), Ordinance No. 4,644-N.S. (Initiative)

Additional Information:
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2020 PRC Regular Meetings
Agendas      Minutes   Packets    Handouts  
01-08-20   01-08-20 01-08-20
01-22-20 01-22-20
02-05-20 02-05-20 02-05-20
MOU Compendium
02-26-20 02-26-20 02-26-20 02-26-20
03-11-20 03-11-20  03-11-20 03-11-20
03-25-20 cancelled      

04-08-20 agenda
 1. 04-08-20 Agenda Packet.
 2. April 14, 2020 City Council Action Item #38: Charter Amendment to Establish a Police Board and Director of Police Accountability.
 3. June 12, 2018 City Council Action Item #47a: Referral Response: Proposed Charter Amendment to Restructure the Police Oversight Body.
see above      04-08-20 see above 04-08-20
04-22-20 cancelled      
05-13-20 05-13-20 05-13-20 -
05-27-20 05-27-20 05-27-20 -
06-10-20 06-10-20 06-10-20 -
06-24-20 06-24-20 06-24-20 (1of2) 
06-24-20 (2of2) 
07-08-20 07-08-20 07-08-20 (1of3)
07-08-20 (2of3)
07-08-20 (3of3)
07-22-20 07-22-20  07-22-20 07-22-20 *
* 07-22-20 Additional Handouts
 . Email from John Lindsay-Poland to the PRC
 . Police equipment March 2020 SignOn Letter
 . AB 3131 revised text
 . EO 13688 LEEWG Report Final
 . Delehanty 1033 grants police violence
 . Police Militarization
09-09-20 09-09-20 09-09-20 09-09-20
09-23-20 09-23-20  09-23-20 09-23-20*
Handouts for 9-23-20 PRC Meeting:
Email from Chief Greenwood re Public Safety Policy Committee action on SRT allowance - tear gas.
* Email from Chief Greenwood re Alameda Co. Probation Dept. Annual Reports.

10-14-20 10-14-20 10-14-20 see below
Handouts for 10-14-20 PRC Meeting:
 * Additional materials re Agenda Item #9.a., No-Knock Warrants.
 * 2019 Crime Report supplemental materials.
10-28-20   10-28-20  

PRC Special Meetings
Agendas Minutes  Packets Handouts

 City Council Urgency item of June 9, 2020
 Annotated Agenda - Urgency Resolution June 9, 2020 
 Draft Policy 300 from UOF Policy Subcommittee
 Memo from UOF Subcom. Chair to PRC 
see above 06-29-20    
 From John Lindsay-Poland re exigent circumstances.
 From Commissioner Mikiten: Principles to consider.
 From Commissioner Mizell re two issues.
 Communications from the public.
 Draft Controlled Equipment ordinance (redlined)
 Draft Controlled Equipment ordinance (clean)
 Sept. 30, 2020 memo from John Lindsay-Poland, AFSC
see above 09-30-20    

 PRC Subcommittee Meetings

*Police Acquisition & Use of Controlled Equipment Ordinance

Agendas Packets Handouts

.Annotated agenda from July 13, 2020, Agenda & Rules Committee and proposed Council item to adopt an ordinance Regulating Police Acquisition and Use of Controlled Equipment.
. Email from John Lindsay-Poland.
. Police equipment March 2020 SignOn Letter
. AB 3131 revised text 
. EO 13688 LEEWG Report Final
. Delehanty 1033 grants police violence
. Police Militarization
08-25-20 08-25-20 *Email: For PRA subcommittee on controlled equipment ordinance.
*Equipment Images 25 Aug 2020.
*SIM Training PowerPoint 2014 copy.

09-02-20        - *Chart: Equipment Ordinance Vs Existing Policies
09-09-20 09-09-20 *Comments from the public.
*Draft ordinance with revisions to date.
09-16-20  cancelled    
09-22-20 09-22-20 *Draft ordinance with revisions as of 9-9-2020.
09-29-20 09-29-20 *Suggested non-substantive edits to ordinance

* MOU Compendium


* Lexipol Policies


Use of Force Policy

Agendas                         Packet / Handouts 
 01-29-20   cancelled       










January 29, 2020
 Part 1
 Part 2

June 11, 2020
 Camden Co. PD UOF Policy 
 ACLU Recommendations - UOF by U.S. Customs & Border Protection 
 Memo from Comm. Perezvelez 
 Research Resources from UOF Subcommittee
 Policy Language Recommendations from Comm. Perezvelez

June 15, 2020
 6-8-2020 Community Message from Chief Greenwood re the BPD Use of Force Policy
 Policy 300 PRC Working Draft 6-12-2020
 2020 Use of Force Subcommittee Recaps
 Policy 300 PRC Working Draft (Comm. Perezvelez Rev.)
 Campaign Zero Model Use of Force Policy
 Model Legislation -- Police Reform GW Professor Lee
 DC Comprehensive Police Reform legislation
 Mendelson Amendments to Comprehensive Policing and Justice Reform Temporary Amendment Act of 2020
 Policy Language Recommendations
 Seattle UOF policy (partial)
 Proposed language 300.2 from Comm. Leftwich

June 17, 2020
 Working Draft Policy 300 (6-15-2020)
 Comm. Chang's proposed language
 6-16-2020 Subcommittee Recaps
June 19, 2020
 Working Draft Policy 300 revised through 6-19-2020, 9:00 a.m.
 Working Draft Policy 300 revised through 6-19-2020, 9:00 a.m., with comments
 BPD Mission-Vision-Values Statement
 Boston Police Dept. Use of Force Orders

June 22, 2020
 Working Draft Policy 300, 6-21-2020
 Subcommittee recaps 6-20-2020
 UOF continuum
 Guiding Principles on Use of Force -- Police Executive Research Forum
 Draft language re shooting at vehicles

June 24, 2020
 Use of Force Subcommittee Task and Recap Memo
 Proposed Use of Force Resistance Definitions
 Use of Force Continuum and Levels of Force from Comm. Perezvelez
 Working Draft Policy 300, 6-23-2020
 Working Draft Policy 300, 6-23-2020 with comments
 Ramsey proposed sec. 300.1.2, UOF Standard
 Reporting requirement language from BPD

June 26, 2020
 Expanding on Pain Compliance Techniques
 Use of Force Subcommittee Task and Recap Memo
 Working Draft Policy 300, 6-25-2020
 UOF Reporting Levels Language
 Working Draft Policy 300, 6-26-2020 with City Attorney edits
 Expanding on Pain Compliance Techniques revised 6-26

September 16, 2020
 Proposed revision to tear gas policy.
 SRT Activity 2013-2017

Boards of Inquiry (hearings) 2020


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