Police Practices

Protecting public safety doesn't mean sacrificing civil liberties


Racial profiling, selective enforcement must end.

Good police practices, thorough training, carefully crafted policies, and appropriate allocation of resources in law enforcement can ensure public safety and prevent abuses in encounters between police and other law enforcement officers and the public.

Unfortunately, across the nation and here in San Diego and Imperial counties, patterns of racial profiling, the selective enforcement of laws against people of color, and disturbing traffic- and pedestrian-stop policies have resulted in a disproportionate effect on communities of color and poorer communities.


California Legislature Approves Bill to Limit State and Local Role in Deportations

SACRAMENTO-Yesterday, the California Assembly and Senate both approved Senate Bill 54, the California Values Act. The bill, introduced by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin De León (D-Los Angeles), further cements the... Read More


There Is No Reason to Keep Pregnant Woman at Immigration Detention Facility

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 11, 2017 CONTACT: Edward Sifuentes [email protected] 619-398-4497  ACLU: There Is No Reason to Keep Pregnant Woman at Immigration Detention Facility ACLU of San Diego and... Read More

Police Practices

Community Groups to Oppose Mayor’s Secret Police Chief Panel

SAN DIEGO – A coalition of community-based organizations gathered on Wednesday in front of City Hall to express their disappointment in Mayor Faulconer’s flawed plan to select our next chief of police. Specifically,... Read More


City’s Secretive Recruitment Process For New SDPD Chief Falls Short

SAN DIEGO – A coalition of community advocacy groups is calling on San Diego City leaders to have an open and transparent process to hire the next chief of police. The process announced by the city on Tuesday is... Read More


ACLU Responds to President Trump’s Comments to Police

WASHINGTON, DC — President Trump addressed a group of law enforcement officers in Brentwood, New York, today and endorsed the use of force against people police suspect of criminal activity.Jeffery... Read More