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Two men were charged with causing more than $10,000 in damages after allegedly painting the statue with red and yellow paint. (Isabella Fortier/Daily Bruin)

Press release announces two men have been charged with vandalizing Bruin Bear

Two men were charged with vandalism Wednesday for damaging the Bruin Bear statue in November. Louie Torres, 19, and Willie Johnson, 18, were charged with causing more than $10,000 in damages after allegedly painting the statue with red and yellow paint, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office. Read more...

Photo: Two men were charged with causing more than $10,000 in damages after allegedly painting the statue with red and yellow paint. (Isabella Fortier/Daily Bruin)

Two men were charged with causing more than $10,000 in damages after allegedly painting the statue with red and yellow paint. (Isabella Fortier/Daily Bruin)

UCPD determined the Bruin Bear statue was vandalized Nov. 13 by the two men, resulting in over $15,000 in damages. (Isabella Fortier/Daily Bruin)

UCPD arrests two men for vandalism of Bruin Bear during rivalry week

University police arrested two men Wednesday for vandalizing the Bruin Bear. UCPD Lt. Kevin Kilgore said in an email that Louis Torres, 19, and Willie Johnson, 18, were charged with conspiracy and felony vandalism after allegedly painting the Bruin Bear statue last month. Read more...

Photo: UCPD determined the Bruin Bear statue was vandalized Nov. 13 by the two men, resulting in over $15,000 in damages. (Isabella Fortier/Daily Bruin)

UCPD determined the Bruin Bear statue was vandalized Nov. 13 by the two men, resulting in over $15,000 in damages. (Isabella Fortier/Daily Bruin)

Assistant Vice Chancellor Mick Deluca, a member of the task force that drafted the police report, met with the Campus Safety Alliance to discuss the report's findings. (Anirudh Keni/Daily Bruin)

UCOP releases report with recommendations for improving UCPD practices

The University of California Office of the President released a universitywide report in November to standardize policing terminology and practices across the UC. The report contained 26 recommendations for police practices across the UC system, many of which focused on the system for processing complaints, introducing new training and updating protocols regarding the use of force. Read more...

Photo: Assistant Vice Chancellor Mick Deluca, a member of the task force that drafted the police report, met with the Campus Safety Alliance to discuss the report's findings. (Anirudh Keni/Daily Bruin)

Assistant Vice Chancellor Mick Deluca, a member of the task force that drafted the police report, met with the Campus Safety Alliance to discuss the report's findings. (Anirudh Keni/Daily Bruin)