The national Black Lives Matter movement against police brutality has been localized to UC Berkeley’s campus, as several reforms are being made to UCPD, limiting its scope and creating public safety alternatives.
UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ sent a campuswide email Thursday outlining her proposed reforms for the campus UCPD force.
“Elements of our country’s law enforcement culture dehumanize some of the very people whose safety and wellness police officers are sworn to protect, especially the Black community,” Christ said in the email. “The onus is on us.”
Christ also said a team of mental health professionals will now respond to noncriminal calls for wellness checks and mental health emergency interventions, in place of armed police.
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