FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

U.C. Berkeley Chancellor Knew of Baton Use at Occupy Protest

February 23, 2012  | 

E-mail revealing that the University of California, Berkeley, chancellor was aware batons were being used to remove Occupy protesters has come to light as a campus Police Review board seeks to determine who authorized the decision.

U.C. Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau was informed batons were being used to forcibly remove student Occupy protestors, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. Students and faculty members have criticized officers, calling the force excessive.

The review board is investigating the Nov. 9 protest. In two open letters to the campus community, Birgeneau told faculty he had prohibited police from using tear gas or pepper spray, but didn't acknowledge that he knew police used batons.

The e-mail prompted the Faculty Senate to pass four resolutions disapproving of Birgeneau's handling of the protest at its November meeting.

Read the full story.

 

Tags: Using Batons, Occupy Wall Street, Protests


Comments (2)

Displaying 1 - 2 of 2

Old Troop @ 2/23/2012 6:51 PM

Ahh Academia! Pity the poor campus cops for they work for the most self serving disinformation (liars) in the world. In NY each SUNY college president is the boss with no overall chief of police. Each University PD is separate. Certainly don't want anything bad about their campus going home to mom and dad do we.

Milan Moravec @ 2/24/2012 3:09 PM

Chancellor Birgeneau’s campus police deployed violent baton jabs on Cal. students protesting Birgeneau’s tuition increases. The sky will not fall when Birgeneau and his $450,000 salary are ousted. Opinions make a difference; email UC Board of Regents [email protected]

UC Berkeley (UCB) pulls back access and affordability to instate Californians. Chancellor Robert J Birgeneau displaces Californians qualified for public Cal. with a $50,600 payment from born abroad foreign and out of state affluent students. And, foreign and out of state tuition is subsidized in the guise of diversity while instate tuition/fees are doubled.

UCB is not increasing enrollment. Birgeneau accepts $50,600 foreign students and displaces qualified instate Californians (When depreciation of Calif. funded assets are included (as they should be), out of state and foreign tuition is more than $100,000 + and does NOT subsidize instate tuition). Like Coaches, Chancellors Who Do Not Measure-Up Must Go

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Video: Footage of NYPD Officer Dancing at Gay Pride Parade Goes Viral
A 12-second clip shows what appears to be an NYPD officer backing it up and shaking what...
Number of Cop Killings in First Half of 2015 Down Substantially from 2014
The number of officers shot and killed by suspects over the first half of 2015 is down...
Heads Rolling Over New York Prison Break
The New York State Department of Corrections is replacing 12 prison employees, including...
Why It Was Legal for New York Trooper to Shoot Fleeing, Unarmed Escapee
State and federal law allows the use of deadly force to prevent an escape if the officer...
Responding Baltimore Officers Cope with Copwatch Cameras
After Whitt responded, saying he had a right to film police, the officer walked away,...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine