Police Practices

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 CountiesSAN DIEGO, CA – The video released Friday of the shooting death of Alfred Olango by El... Read More


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... Read More


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.... Read More


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... Read More


ACLUs Across the Land Stand in Solidarity with Standing Rock Sioux

The ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties, along with our sister ACLU affiliates, have long been committed to supporting and defending the rights of indigenous people and communities.We recognize the vital... Read More