TBS Today, March 29

On a recent afternoon, The Scanner got a firsthand look at an undercover operation where Berkeley police detectives were looking for retail thieves and shoplifters at REI.

Don't miss our latest exclusive report.

Berkeley police go undercover to target store burglaries
With property crime on the rise in recent years, the Berkeley Police Department has been doing more proactive work to curtail the trend.

In other news

We weren't at the Berkeley City Council this week, but city officials have been decrying antisemitic behavior during remarks by Holocaust survivors Tuesday night.

Due to the behavior, BPD had to intervene, officials said.

In case you missed it

Berkeley hotel arson suspect was free pending parole revocation
Two people were in the lobby when the fire was set. Repairs are expected to cost more than $100,000, police said.
Judge denies DA motion to reduce charges in murder case
The prosecutor asked to reduce the charges “per the instructions I received from our administration.”
Berkeley officials call for action after traffic fatality
Walk Bike Berkeley called the roadway “fundamentally unsafe” in a letter this week. Council is set to consider the subject Tuesday night.

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