Appointment Of Berkeley Police Chief On Hold During Arrest Quota Investigation; Union President Steps Down

BERKELEY, Calif. – The Berkeley city council did not appoint a new police chief Tuesday night and will not do so until an investigation into an arrest quota – made public through leaked texts – is complete. In addition, the union president who is at the heart of the controversy has stepped down. 

Berkeleyside reported that City Manager Dee Williams-Ridley pulled the item confirming Jen Louis’ appointment, saying she will bring the police chief appointment back to the council once the investigation is complete. But for now, she wants to “”do everything that we can to ensure public trust, especially in this appointment.” 

Louis will remain Berkeley’s interim police chief during the investigation.

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