The San Diego Police Department is still conducting curfew sweeps, which happen largely in certain neighborhoods. The department has long held that the sweeps are meant to keep young people safe and to deter crime. Here’s what happened when a VOSD reporter joined SDPD for a curfew sweep ride-along, then returned weeks later to experience another curfew sweep from a community resident’s perspective.
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On Saturday night, four teenage boys discovered the limits of the Police Department’s assurance to not arrest minors outside movie theaters for breaking curfew. They crossed a street.
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The San Diego Police Department is pushing curfew sweeps to get kids off the streets at night while many law enforcement agencies are doing the opposite.
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Watch or listen to a discussion about our investigation of San Diego’s collaborative curfew sweeps program.
Keegan Kyle will be talking about his investigation of San Diego’s curfew sweeps program on several local news outlets Tuesday. Don’t miss it!