Complaints Made 2018 - 2020

Complaint Data

Our Complaint Investigation Unit was created to assure that complete, fair, and impartial investigations are made of citizen complaints. A record of complaints made in the last three years (2018, 2019, 2020), including information about the findings of investigations, is found in the table below.

Outcomes of Complaints Made Against the UC Berkeley Police, 2018 - 2020

Year

Affiliation of Complainant

Allegation(s)

Investigation Status

Outcome

2018

Non-Affiliate

False Detention

Complaint Withdrawn by Complainant

Withdrawn

2018

Affiliate

Racial Profiling

Completed

Exonerated

2018

Affiliate

False Detention

Completed

Exonerated

2018

Affiliate

Discrimination

Completed

Unfounded

2018

Non-Affiliate

Unreasonable Use of Force

Completed

Exonerated

2018

Non-Affiliate

Unprofessional Conduct

 Completed

Unfounded

2018

Non-Affiliate

Unreasonable Use of Force

Completed

Exonerated

2018

Non-Affiliate

Unprofessional Conduct

 Completed

Not sustained

2019

Non-Affiliate

Unprofessional Conduct

Not Completed

Complainant refused contact by investigator

2019

Non-Affiliate

Discrimination

Not Completed

Complainant refused contact by investigator

2019

Non-Affiliate

Property Loss

Completed

Operational review results unfounded

2019

Non-Affiliate

Discrimination

Completed

Unfounded

2019

Non-Affiliate

Evidence Seizure

 Completed

Unfounded

2019

Non-Affiliate

Unreasonable Use of Force

Completed

Unfounded

2019

Non-Affiliate

Unreasonable Use of Force

Completed

Exonerated

2019

Non-Affiliate

Unprofessional Conduct

 Completed

Unfounded

2019

Non-Affiliate

Discrimination

 Completed

Unfounded

2019

Affiliate

Unreasonable Use of Force

Completed

Unfounded

2019

Affiliate

Unprofessional Conduct

 Completed

Not sustained

2019

Non-Affiliate

Policy Violation Evidence Destruction

Completed

Sustained

2019

Non-Affiliate

Unprofessional Conduct

Completed

Unfounded

2019

Affiliate

Unprofessional Conduct

Completed

Unfounded

Note - Complaint was against a non-sworn records tech

2019

Affiliate

Discrimination

Completed

Unfounded

Note - Complainant refused to participate in the investigation

2019

Affiliate

Unprofessional Conduct

Completed

Not sustained

2019

Affiliate

False Detention

Completed

Exonerated

2019

Affiliate

Discrimination Based Detention

Completed

Unfounded

2019

Affiliate

Unreasonable Use of Force

Completed

Exonerated

2019

Affiliate

Use Of Force Policy Violation

Completed

Sustained for not issuing warning before 2 uses of force

2019

Affiliate

Unnecessary Use of Force

Completed

Sustained (Pulled subject's arm)

2019

Affiliate

USE OF FORCE Policy Violation

Completed

Sustained (Officer failed to notify supervisor of allegation of excessive force)

2019

Affiliate

Discrimination in USE OF FORCE

Completed

Unfounded

2019

Affiliate

Discrimination Detention Based on Race

Completed

Unfounded

2019

Affiliate

Detention Violated Policy

Completed

Unfounded

2019

Affiliate

Detention Violated Police

Completed

Sustained

2019

Affiliate

Violation of Policies Regarding Crisis Intervention

Completed

Sustained (Officers failed to radio dispatch for background on one subject's mental health)

2019

Affiliate

Unprofessional Conduct

Completed

Sustained

2019

Affiliate

Discrimination

Completed

Sustained (One officer made perceived discourteous comments that were deemed to be race-based assumptions)

2019

Affiliate

Unprofessional Conduct

Completed

Sustained

2019

Affiliate

Discrimination

Completed

Unfounded

2019

Affiliate

Unprofessional Conduct

Completed

Sustained

2019

Affiliate

Discrimination

Completed

Unfounded

2019

Affiliate

Unprofessional Conduct

Completed

Sustained

2020

Non-Affiliate

Unprofessional Conduct

Completed

Not sustained

2020

Non-Affiliate

Unprofessional Conduct

Completed

Not sustained

2020

Non-Affiliate

Unprofessional Conduct

Completed

Not sustained

Definitions of Terms

  • Affiliate: UC Berkeley student, staff or faculty.
  • Non-Affiliate: All other individuals
  • Unfounded: When the investigation discloses that the alleged act(s) did not occur or did not involve Department personnel. Complaints which are determined to be frivolous will fall within the classification of unfounded.
  • Exonerated: When the investigation discloses that the alleged act occurred, but that the act was justified, lawful, and/or proper.
  • Not Sustained: When the investigation discloses that there is insufficient evidence to sustain the complaint or fully exonerate the employee.
  • Sustained: When the investigation discloses sufficient evidence to establish that the act occurred and that it constituted misconduct.