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New Police Captain Says He’s Going ‘Home’ To Mid City

San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman poses next to Capt. Thomas Underwood (second from left) with his family and Executive Assistant Chief Todd Jarvis (far right) at a ceremony marking his promotion, March 2017. By Tarryn Mento “A lot of … Continue reading

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San Diego Police Academy Class Sees Increased Diversity

By Claire Trageser The next San Diego Police Department Academy class will be 65 percent minorities and women, making it more diverse than the last six academy classes in 2014 and 2015. One of the recommendations a federal audit in … Continue reading

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San Diego Police Give Inside Look at Training to Deter Racial Profiling

Paul Alexander takes notes during a San Diego Police Department presentation on racial profiling June 20, 2015 at the Tubman Chavez Community Center in southeastern San Diego. | Photo Credit: Megan Burks By Megan Burks Every year the San Diego … Continue reading

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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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A Few Bad Apples or A Prejudiced System?

By Brian Myers Last weekend in City Heights marked two radically different responses to law enforcement in diverse and lower income communities. San Diego Police Department Community Liaison Officer David Felkins greeted residents and community groups Saturday morning outside the … Continue reading

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Emerald Orders Independent Review of SDPD Racial Profiling Data

By Megan Burks San Diego Councilwoman Marti Emerald has ordered an independent review of police data on racial profiling. Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman presented to the City Council’s public safety committee Wednesday an update on racial data from traffic stops. … Continue reading

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The Big Federal Report on SDPD Is Finally Coming

Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman discusses a settlement in a case against the city regarding the misconduct of former police officer Anthony Arevalos. Photo by Sam Hodgson. By Liam Dillon A long-awaited federal review of the San Diego Police Department officer … 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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Report Released On San Diego County Officer-Involved Shootings

This graph shows fatal and non-fatal officer-involved shooting incidents by year in San Diego County. There was a high of 28 shootings in 1993 and a low of 10 in 1996. Graph by Brooke Ruth | KPBS By Tarryn Mento … Continue reading

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Council Members Tackle Questions of Race Relations, Community Involvement

San Diegans protested police brutality while members of the police force watched the San Diego City Council inauguration ceremony at Golden Hall, Dec. 10, 2014. | Photo Credit: Angela Carone, KPBS By Dwane Brown Several City Council members said Wednesday … Continue reading

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