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Berkeley is going to create a new traffic enforcement department, so police don’t do traffic stops

15 Jul 2020

The City Council voted to explore forming a Berkeley Department of Transportation that would enforce speeding and traffic laws, instead of armed police officers.

The most common way the police and the public interact is through traffic enforcement. That means minor issues like broken brake lights or failure to signal can quickly, turn deadly for Black Americans, as they did in high-profile cases of people killed following traffic stops like Philando Castille and Sandra Bland. But in Berkeley California, police eventually won’t be involved in any traffic violations—or speeding tickets, parking enforcement, collision investigations, or even monitoring school crossing, all of which are currently under the purview of Berkeley police.


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