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An Independent Civilian Review Agency

Call for witness testimony regarding December 2014 protests

The Berkeley Police Review Commission (PRC) is conducting a policy investigation into the Berkeley Police Department response to the protests on December 6, 7, and 8, 2014, over the officer-involved shootings in Ferguson, MO, and New York.

As part of its evidence-gathering, the PRC would like to hear from witnesses to the events on those dates. If you participated in, or observed, any part of the protests and related police action in Berkeley on December 6, 7, or 8, 2014, and wish to provide your statement to the PRC, please contact us to set up an appointment or to obtain further information.

The PRC was created by Berkeley voters in 1973 to provide independent civilian oversight of the Berkeley Police Department. The PRC advises the City Council, Mayor, and City Manager on the policies, practices, and procedures of the BPD, and investigates complaints of police officer misconduct. More information about the PRC can be found at www.cityofberkeley.info/prc/.

To reach the Berkeley Police Review Commission:

Call 510.981.4950 or email prc@cityofberkeley.info.

The Berkeley Police Review Commission (PRC) is an independent body appointed by the City Council. The PRC reviews Police Department policies, practices and procedures, and investigates citizen complaints against Police Department sworn personnel.

For additional information and to see the PRC general brochure, please click here.

If you are interested in becoming a Commissioner, click here for information and to download the application.


Police Review Commissioners and Appointing Officials

  Police Review Commissioner

 Appointing Official

Alison Bernstein  (Chair)

Councilmember Maxwell Anderson (3)

George Perezvelez (Vice-Chair)

Mayor Bates

 Terry Roberts

Councilmember Susan Wengraf (6)

George Lippman

Councilmember Jesse Arreguin (4)

Ari Yampolsky

Councilmember Laurie Capitelli (5)

Ann Rogers

Councilmember Linda Maio (1)

Benjamen Bartlett

Councilmember Lori Droste (8)

Bulmaro Vicente

Councilmember Kriss Worthington (7)

Michael Sherman

Councilmember Darryl Moore (2)



Katherine J.  Lee - Police Review Commission Officer
Byron Norris - PRC Investigator
Beneba Thomas - PRC Investigator (Temporary)
Maritza Martinez - Administrative Support