The Police Review Project (PRP) assists in representing civilians who file complaints with the Berkeley Police Review Commission, alleging misconduct by the Berkeley Police Department. Our students review complaints and evidence collected by the Commission, interview complainants, communicate with the Commission regarding any new evidence and witnesses, prepare complainants for their hearing, and appear on behalf of complainants at their hearing. Our mission is to provide support to these members of our community who have been negatively impacted by alleged police misconduct, so they do not have to navigate this unfamiliar process on their own. This year, we are collaborating with the Graduate Assembly policing working group to research safe law enforcement policies and accountability measures. We are also hoping to expand to representing people in the civilian oversight program of Oakland and BART Police.
Supervision: Students in the Police Review Project receive supervision by an attorney and member of the Berkeley Law Community.
Time commitment: 20-30 hours per semester.
For more information, please contact the student leaders at firstname.lastname@example.org.