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Berkeley, Police on Hook for Protester Force Claims
Berkeley, Police on Hook for Protester Force Claims

The city of Berkeley, its police chief and several police officers must face class action claims they attacked and arrested people who were peacefully protesting the city’s continued participation in a SWAT team training and weapons expo, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

But the judge kept alive claims that Greenwood failed to enforce the Berkeley Police Department’s rules for policing demonstrations, adopted to address complaints about violent tactics used against Black Lives Matter demonstrators in 2014.

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