Monthly Archives: February 2017

ACLU Criticizes City Council’s ‘Inexcusable Failure’ to Adopt Recommendations Addressing Biased Policing In Independent Study of SDPD Data

ACLU Statement by Norma Chavez-Peterson Executive Director ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties: The majority of the San Diego City Council demonstrated an inexcusable failure in leadership yesterday in their decision to accept the 2-year independent study of police…

ACLU of San Diego Demands Action on SDSU Racial Profiling Study Findings

ACLU Statement by Norma Chavez-Peterson Executive Director ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties To the City Council Regarding SDSU Study of SDPD Traffic Stop Data: (presented to the City Council by Christie Hill) Good afternoon, Council President Cole and…

ACLU Sues City of San Diego, Demands SDPD Change Policy Allowing DNA Collection From Minors Without Parental Consent

SAN DIEGO, CA – The ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties (ACLU-SDIC) filed a lawsuit in California Superior Court yesterday against the City of San Diego.  The long-standing civil rights organization seeks to change current San Diego Police Department policy…

Local civil society and business organizations call on the San Diego City Council to sign amicus brief in Muslim ban suit

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego City Council meets in close session at 10am today.  Among items for consideration is the City of Chicago’s request that San Diego join the amicus curiae brief in State of Washington vs. Donald Trump…

California Lawmakers Announce Bill to Modernize State’s Discriminatory HIV Criminalization Laws

San Francisco – Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) introduced a bill to modernize laws that criminalize and stigmatize people living with HIV. They were joined by bill co-author Assemblymember David Chiu, San Francisco…