A San Diego Sheriff’s deputy was fired earlier this year after a series of mistakes, but the county’s Civil Service Commission reinstated him. Sheriff Bill Gore is suing to keep the officer off the force. The case provides a rare look at officer discipline proceedings in a state that keeps such information under lock and key.
Body camera footage discovered by the city attorney’s office after a homeless man was convicted of an infraction shows a San Diego Police officer gave false testimony multiple times under oath. The city attorney’s office didn’t notify SDPD about the officer until contacted by Voice of San Diego.
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.