Monthly Archives: September 2016

Statement on El Cajon Police Department’s Video Release

This statement can be attributed to Norma Chavez-Peterson, Executive Director of ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties SAN DIEGO, CA – The video released Friday of the shooting death of Alfred Olango by El Cajon Police raises disturbing, if…

Gov. Brown Signs Historic Bill to Rein in Asset Forfeiture Abuse, Paving Way for Other States

SACRAMENTO—Today, Governor Brown signed a groundbreaking bill to limit civil asset forfeiture abuse in California, marking a significant victory for the larger asset forfeiture reform movement underway throughout the country. State lawmakers approved Senate Bill 443 last month with overwhelming,…

Updated Statement On The Shooting of Alfred Olango By an El Cajon Police Officer

SAN DIEGO, CA – On Tuesday, September 27, an El Cajon police officer fatally shot Alfred Olango, an unarmed black man, after his sister asked the police to help him because of behavior connected to his mental illness. Many of…

California Shouts to Country: No to Discrimination in Voting

SACRAMENTO – Today Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 2466 (Weber, D-San Diego), rolling back a discriminatory voting restriction in California that is a carryover from the Jim Crow era, when states made it harder for black citizens and…

San Diego ACLU Statement on Shooting in El Cajon

The following statement can be attributed to Norma Chavez-Peterson, executive director of the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties: The ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties was concerned to learn of the shooting of a Black man by police officers…