ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The city of Berkeley will likely update its police standards this week, to come into compliance with national guidelines.

Alderwoman Emmalene Mitchell, says everything from department issued weapons, to use of tasers and pepper spray are being revamped to come into compliance with national accreditation standards.

The city wants to be accredited based on Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, or CALEA standards.
She says Berkeley already adheres to these standards, so residents shouldn’t notice a difference.

Aldermen tonight will also discuss and possibly pass an ordinance to ensure no city block is composed of more than 30 percent rental properties.

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