TBS Today, July 20

An independent investigation into allegations of widespread arrest quotas and unethical conduct by the Berkeley Police Department's bike unit found that no such practices existed, The Berkeley Scanner has learned.

But there are still open questions — and we will be seeking additional records and information from the city.

The Berkeley Scanner had the scoop. Here's what we know.

Berkeley police bike team cleared of claims made by fired cop
The former sergeant of the bike unit remains on paid leave pending the completion of a misconduct investigation into his text messages.

Last night, we also shared news of a freeway pursuit by Contra Costa County sheriff's deputies that preceded a collision — by an uninvolved motorist — that sent a fleeing suspect to the hospital with major injuries.

Man struck on Berkeley freeway after sheriff’s office chase
Authorities say the incident followed a pursuit into Alameda County by the Contra Costa County sheriff’s office.

We also reported on Berkeley's latest shooting, which wounded a man Wednesday night.

We first reported the incident on Twitter early this morning but learned more in the hours that followed.

Man wounded in northwest Berkeley shooting
A man with a gunshot wound showed up in a local hospital several hours after gunfire reports on Fifth Street.

We've updated our gunfire map accordingly.

You can always count on us for the latest, most accurate Berkeley police data.

Berkeley gunfire map: Shootings and gunfire in 2023
As of July 20, Berkeley has had 16 shootings in 2023, including one on the freeway. Four people had been wounded. None were fatal.
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