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Using ‘Darkness’ to Shed Light On Racial Profiling Claims

With cell phone videos, cop cams and federal audits, law enforcement agencies now have an unprecedented amount of data on their officers. But are they making sense of it? San Diego’s police department has long said ITS data can’t tell … Continue reading

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Community Members Protest Racial and Economic Profiling in Operation Lemon Drop

San Diego residents describe their experiences with Operation Lemon Drop, a law enforcement tactic in which officers surround a trolley stop, ask riders for their trolley passes and then selectively ask certain riders if they are on probation or parole. … Continue reading

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When Police Can Enter Your Home

It’s not altogether clear what words were exchanged between police officers and two brothers one night in City Heights last July before Luis and Diego Lobaton, as well as their mother, Hedy Julca, ended up in handcuffs. READ MORE: Their … Continue reading

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Citizens Review Board Brings in Backup

Sharmaine Moseley, center, attends Albany’s Citizens Police Review Board meeting on Oct. 11, 2012 at the GWU Center in Albany, New York. | Photo Credit: Cindy Shultz, Times Union By Megan Burks The San Diego Citizens Review Board on Police … Continue reading

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Protesters Gather in Mid-City After Ferguson Decision

Demonstrators gather in City Heights Nov. 25 in the wake of a Missouri grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who fatally shot a black teenager. | Video Credit: Brian Myers By Brian Myers Following a Missouri … Continue reading

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Voices: Don’t Think Ferguson Could Happen in San Diego? Think Again.

By Dwayne Crenshaw Dwayne Crenshaw is a native San Diegan and long-time community and nonprofit leader. Crenshaw’s commentary appeared on Voice of San Diego, a Speak City Heights partner, and has been edited for style and clarity. Could Ferguson happen … Continue reading

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Does San Diego’s Police Force Mirror the Community?

By Lisa Halverstadt San Diego’s police force mirrors some parts of the community better than others. Demographic data released by the San Diego Police Department earlier this year showed the agency had about 8 percent fewer Asian American officers and … Continue reading

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Killing of Missouri Teen Reminds Locals of Tensions Between Minorities and Police

Lei-Chala Wilson, president of the San Diego chapter of the NAACP, and Benjamin Kelso, president of the local Black Police Officers Association, join KPBS Evening Edition to discuss what San Diego’s black community is saying about the police killing of … Continue reading

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Zimmerman: ‘I Will Not Tolerate Any Instances of Racial Profiling’

In partnership with the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association and the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association, San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman released this public service announcement stating that police racial profiling will not be tolerated and offering ways … Continue reading

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That Big Investigation of SDPD Isn’t Actually an Investigation

By Liam Dillon Expectations are high for the Justice Department’s review of the San Diego Police Department. Mayor Kevin Faulconer, Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman and other have billed it as an “independent audit,” a deep dive to get to the … Continue reading

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