If officers felt respected and honored by their leaders and the communities they serve, their jobs would be easier, making retention more feasible. That won’t happen until the culture and practices are changed within the SDPD.
Summer Stephan is the leading candidate to replace District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis. In a wide-ranging interview on rape kits, police body cameras, ICE in local jails and more, Stephan crept closely to the line of saying she’d do things differently than Dumanis but never crossed it outright.
One of the main goals of the Citizens’ Law Enforcement Review Board is to ensure law enforcement officials who break the rules or abuse their power are held accountable. But over the last year, the group failed to hold its own leader accountable, according to documents and emails obtained by Voice of San Diego through […]
In 2000, the SDPD was a national leader in collecting demographic data to address community concerns about biased policing, but then fell out of compliance with its own policy. By implementing the Racial and Identity Profiling Act ahead of schedule, the San Diego Police Department can lead again.
The Citizens’ Law Enforcement Review Board, an independent oversight body that investigates complaints against county law enforcement officers, has more open death cases than at any time in its history.
“We’re not going to have a trial in the media,” District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis said at a press conference in which she released video of a disputed police shooting. But Dumanis proceeded to methodically, expertly, lay out the many things Fridoon Nehad had done to merit his death.
Voice of San Diego’s Liam Dillon and NBC’s Monica Dean explain why the local media has filed a lawsuit to ask a judge to allow the release of video footage of a recent police shooting.
The district attorney said evidence is overwhelming that Officer Neal Browder was justified in killing Fridoon Rawshan Nehad. But questions remain.
NBC 7’s Monica Dean and Voice of San Diego’s Liam Dillon discuss which police are already using body cameras and what you need to know about them.
San Diego police officers acted “without warrants, probable cause, or reasonable belief,” when they roughed up a mother and her two sons inside their own business, according to a lawsuit filed by the family. The officers say they mistook the two brothers, who entered the store using their own keys, for burglars. The suit also claims officers lied in their official reports in order to cover up what happened.