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.
Public defender Geneviéve Jones-Wright, in her career history and perspective, would change direction from the law-and-order, tough-on-crime mindset that has dominated district attorney races not just in San Diego, but around the country.
California police are exploiting a lucrative loophole that incentivizes profits over justice. A bill moving through the state Legislature would rein in asset forfeiture abuse.
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.
Public safety isn’t only about policing. On the contrary, it is also about building trust and partnership between law enforcement and the communities they’ve sworn to serve and protect.
Whether you’ve been pulled over, approached by police on the street or caught on an officer’s body camera, here’s a handy guide to know what you can and can’t do in your interactions with officers.
SDPD said they suspected a burglary was in the works when they watched two brothers unlock the door to their family store, where they also lived. Officers punched and handcuffed members of the family. Video footage disputes key details offered by the cops.
Yuki Marsden is chair of the Citizens’ Review Board on Police Practices in San Diego. In a Q-and-A, she reveals how the process works, gaps she sees in the system and what she thinks of body cameras.
Kacie Bluhm says an SDPD officer mistreated her outside her home. Witnesses back up key parts of her story. The department has faced criticism in recent years that it doesn’t take officers to task for their misdeeds.
Has SDPD agreed to any outside oversight or broad reforms?