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Berkeley, CA Police Reforms Would Replace Traffic Cops with Unarmed Civilian Force

HeadlineJul 16, 2020

In Berkeley, California, city leaders are moving forward with a plan to replace traffic police with a new, unarmed civilian force. Under the plan, armed police officers would no longer respond to emergencies involving unhoused people or residents with mental illness. Berkeley’s City Council has set a goal of cutting the police budget in half. 

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