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.

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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

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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

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New Developments in the Death of Fridoon Nehad

SAN DIEGO - This week, Voice of San Diego released a sworn deposition by San Diego Police Department Officer Neal Browder, taken during a civil wrongful death case filed by Fridoon Nehad’s family. This release... Read More

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California Lawmakers Send Governor Bill to Curb Controversial Practice that Lets Police Take and Keep Innocent People’s Property

SACRAMENTO—A state bill to reform civil asset forfeiture, a practice that has come under fire nationwide following widespread claims of abuse, received strong, bipartisan approval from the California Senate today.... Read More

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 San Diegans Find a Fresh Start at Prop 47 Justice and Resource Fair

SAN DIEGO– State Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego), San Diego City Councilmember David Alvarez, the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties, San Diego County Public Defender’s Office, Think Dignity,... Read More