Berkeley, CA cops may be stripped of traffic ticket duties

If you run a red light in Berkeley or commit some other traffic no-no, you soon won’t have to worry about getting stopped by a police officer.

But you better hope that person from the city’s transportation department was looking the other way and didn’t spot you.


That’s because Berkeley could become the first city in the nation where unarmed transportation employees, not police officers, will be making routine traffic stops.

It’s part of the city’s effort to redefine law enforcement’s role in response to the Black Lives Matter movement.