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Police Review Commission

*****PLEASE NOTE*****

 The Police Review Commission was dissolved with the establishment of the Police Accountability Board and the Office of the Director of Police Accountability.

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Provides for community participation in setting Police Department policies, practices, and procedures.  Provides a means for investigation of complaints against the Police Department.  All terms shall be for two years, ending November 30th of even-numbered years.  No limit to number of terms served.  No officer or employee of the City shall be appointed to the Commission.
Meetings:    *NO LONGER MEETING*
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The Secretary of the commission is responsible for relaying all communications from the public to the members of the commission.  The Secretary’s contact information is listed below.

PRC Secretary
Katherine J. Lee
Office of the City Manager
(510) 981-4960
E-mail: PRC@CityofBerkeley.info 

Mailing Address:   
Katherine J. Lee   
Police Review  Commission   
1947 Center Street, 5th Floor   
Berkeley, CA 94704   

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

Additional Information:
Visit the Police Review Commission website: http://www.cityofberkeley.info/DepartmentHome.aspx?id=10184 

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2021 PRC Regular Meetings
Agendas        Minutes     Packets      Supp. Materials        
06-23-21     06-23-21 *
 *Supplemental Materials:
PRC Survey Results
Summary of Survey 
Question 8 Summary
Outreach Subcommittee Contact List
Agenda Item 9.a. Recommendations from PRC to PAB to improve complainant process

06-09-21 06-09-21 06-09-21 *
 *Supplemental Materials:
Changes to the Complaint Process (from Comm. Calavita)
NACOLE recommendations for Effective Practices (including complaint process) (from Comm. Calavita)
Chief recruitment process - PowerPoint from HR Dept.
DraftCertificate of Appreciation for George Perezvelez

05-26-21 05-26-21 05-26-21 05-26-21
05-13-21 05-13-21  05-13-21 *
 *Supplemental Materials:
Policy 606, Warrant Service
List of Police Accountability Board Nominees
Memo to PRC from Charles Clarke re BPD arrest disparities and arrest publicity.
04-28-21 04-28-21 04-28-21 04-28-21
04-14-21 04-14-21 04-14-21 
2020 DRAFT Annual Rpt
 *Supplemental Materials:
Draft Poll
General Order A-17, Medical Treatment for Police Custody Cases
03-24-21 03-24-21  03-24-21 03-24-21
03-10-21 03-10-21 03-10-21  
02-24-21  02-24-21 02-24-21  
02-10-21 02-10-21 02-10-21 *
 *Supplemental Materials:
.Mayor's Task Force on Fair and Impartial Policing final report
01-27-21 01-27-21  01-27-2 *
 *Supplemental Materials:
.Symposium: Reforming Policing Through Changing Labor Relations
.Response to PRA request re officer-involved shooting on July 30, 2020 
.Public Reporting on the Use of Controlled Equipment from Kitt Saginor 
.Email from Chief Greenwood to PRC Officer re Controlled Equipment Issue 
.Policy 300, Use of Force  
.Res. No. 69-680-N.S., Local Law Enforcement Policy Under the Stay At Home Order
01-13-21 01-13-21 01-13-21 *
*Supplemental Materials:
.Agenda Item 9.a. Prioritized Dispatch Presentation Jan 2021
.Agenda Item #9.c. email from John Lindsay-Poland.  
.News article re Oakland cops who endorsed Capitol takeover.
.PRC Complaint Deadlines Report

PRC Special Meetings
Agendas                Minutes        Packets         Supp. Materials                             
03-13-21 03-13-21   03-13-21
03-02-21 03-02-21 - 03-02-21

 PRC Subcommittee Meetings 


Agendas               Minutes             Packets                         Supp. Materials          
06-21-21     06-21-21
03-10-21     *
 * Supplemental Materials:
Webinar Detailed Agenda (draft)
Outreach Webinar (draft)
03-01-21     03-01-21
02-24-21   02-24-21 02-24-21 
02-10-21        02-10-21  

*Tow Fees
Agendas Packets Supp. Materials                                       
01-28-21                              01-28-21                                                                  

*Warrant Service Policy

Agendas Packets Supp. Materials       
04-22-21   04-22-21
04-06-21 04-06-21 04-06-21
03-16-21 03-16-21  
03-02-21 03-02-21  
02-22-21  02-22-21 Notes from Feb. 11 meeting.
02-11-21 02-11-21  
01-28-21 01-28-21  
01-14-21 * **
 *Packet (separated)
.Minutes (excerpted) of Oct. 14, 2020 PRC meeting establishing subcommittee.
.Policies: 606 (draft), G.O. S-6, G.O. W-4.
.Background materials from Comm. Ramsey.

*Full packet

**Supplemental Materials
.Background materials from Chief Greenwood.
.Policy 607 (draft).
.G.O. D-04.

*Lexipol Policies

Agendas Packets Supp. Materials
04-08-21 04-08-21  
03-26-21 03-26-21  
 *Packet (separated)
Table of Contents - Policies
Lexipol Policies 3-8-21
List of Lexipol Policies Status

*Police Acquisition & Use of Controlled Equipment Ordinance

Agendas Packets Handouts

*MOU Compendium


*Use of Force Policy

Agendas                         Packet / Handouts 

Boards of Inquiry (hearings)


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