Berkeley Police Department arrested Ismael Chamu on Thursday evening in connection with vandalism that recently appeared on the south side of campus. Chamu is a campus student who alleged BPD officers racially profiled and unlawfully detained him this June.
Chamu was arrested Thursday about 9 p.m. at his residence in San Francisco on charges of alleged felony vandalism, misdemeanor hate crimes, hate crime enhancement and conspiracy, according to BPD spokesperson Sgt. Andrew Frankel.
Chamu was booked at 1:50 a.m. Friday morning at Berkeley Jail, and is being held on an $85,000 bail.
Thirty cases of vandalism — including slashed vehicle tires and spray-painted messages — were reported to BPD on the south side of campus June 28, according to a Nixle message issued by BPD on July 3.
Chamu will be arraigned at the Wiley M. Manuel Courthouse on Monday at 9 a.m., according to the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office.
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