An independent county board can investigate complaints against law enforcement officers, providing a peak into police conduct that is often shielded from public oversight.
Right now, that Citizens’ Law Enforcement Review Board has 46 open cases involving deaths that may be the result of law enforcement misconduct, according to a new story by Kelly Davis. That’s the most open cases in the board’s history and it includes a case that’s more than 5 years old.
The problem isn’t that more suspicious deaths are happening — “the problem appears to be on CLERB’s end – it’s completing far fewer death investigations, even though the number of cases coming over the last several years has stayed relatively consistent.”
“It is a priority to us to get them completed and we will continue to bring down the number of unresolved cases,” board Chairwoman Sandra Arkin said.
The bottleneck isn’t just impacting death investigations.
The board has also had to dismiss 20 misconduct allegations last year because they hadn’t been investigated within one year, a rule that applies to cases other than death investigations.
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It's heartbreaking that SDPD is such a mess of inappropriate and in my case law breaking behaviors. I mean really what is wrong that a oversight committee cannot get to complaints within a years time or is a more common issue in San Diego law enforcement circles, including Bonnie Dumans and Greeberg's DA office, that there si so much collusion amount all our law enforcement managers that we have this awful felonious force AND they raise through the hierarchy faster than the honest cops- what's up with that.
Nothing that getting rid of 3 level of management wouldn't fix.but how would we replace that loss? But as long as the guy's (including judges and sheriffs) are getting ahead by breaking the law they are sworn to uphold it will continue
If bullying is illegal then we really will ave a reduction n force. Not to say they don't do the toy drive and jog for vets, but they also do the stuff that is illegal..
Me I'd prefer that Salvation Army do the toy drive and my law enforcement and judicial system remain clean.
Just my experience with a very corrupt political pay for play system