As it deals with an ongoing staffing crisis, the San Diego Police Department is hoping to curb crime by stopping new bars and other establishments that serve alcohol from opening. One Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control official said SDPD has been protesting all new liquor license applications throughout the city.
Despite a Sheriff’s Department policy that prohibits deputies from stopping, detaining or questioning people for reasons related to immigration, deputies contacted U.S. Border Patrol during a traffic stop and held the couple until agents arrived on scene to detain them.
A long-awaited study on whether the San Diego Police Department engages in racial profiling found some evidence of bias but was ultimately restrained in its conclusions. But a draft copy of the study obtained by Voice of San Diego was far more aggressive. In the final version, harsh language was softened and some troubling findings were taken out entirely.
The history of San Diego’s urban parrots, unanswered questions about the Chargers’ stadium plan and Bloody Marys might have officially gone off the deep end.
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.
Police chief says it would take civil unrest for her to consider making body camera footage public.
SDPD has pledged to overhaul its system for identifying problem cops. But we’re just going to have to trust that they’ll get it right this time.
These were the most-read stories for the week of March 14-20.
The bulk of the public conversation about the Operation Secure San Diego program has been limited to recruiting people with private cameras to join in – not outlining how police can safeguard people’s privacy.
In this week’s San Diego Explained, Scott Lewis and NBC 7’s Catherine Garcia discuss the changes in policy that law enforcement hope will inspire more confidence from undocumented immigrants.