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We examine the questions surrounding the Police Department’s major initiative to enforce juvenile curfew laws and its impact on crime.
As San Diego police have cut staffing and eliminated specialized units in recent years, they’ve funneled more resources toward enforcing the city’s 10 p.m. curfew on kids.
Today, police regularly swarm inner-city neighborhoods, arrest minors out past curfew and connect families with social services. These operations, conducted in the City Heights, southeastern and downtown areas, are called curfew sweeps.
Our latest San Diego Explained, produced in partnership with NBC 7 San Diego, explains what we now know about the sweeps after months of investigation. Some of the biggest claims about their effectiveness and implementation are questionable or unfounded.
One minor note: The video’s introduction repeats a common mistake and incorrectly identifies me as “Kyle Keegan.” For the record, my first name is Keegan and my last name is Kyle.
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