San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne said Tuesday that the department will overhaul its racial data collection policies on traffic stops.
“We’ve got to build that system almost from scratch,” Lansdowne told KPBS’s “Midday Edition.”
Lansdowne said he’s meeting with local civil rights and neighborhood advocacy organizations to develop a new plan.
The chief’s stance has shifted in the weeks since our investigation showed officers were not following department policy to collect racial data at every traffic stop. During our reporting, Lansdowne issued a memo reiterating to all officers the department’s requirement to gather this information.