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Feb 13,2018

SAN DIEGO – Today, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion siding with ACLU clients in a case involving the First Amendment right to protest and monitor law enforcement activities in public. After plaintiffs Peter Ragan and Leesa Jacobson encountered harassment and retaliation from Border Patrol agents while attempting to monitor a checkpoint in rural Arizona,... Read More

Feb 12,2018

Assistant Chief Nisleit must answer key questions to demonstrate the SDPD will ‘protect and serve’ all San Diegans fairly, equally and effectively under his leadership. Testimony of ACLU Senior Policy Strategist Christie Hill offers insights, raises questions at first of two City Council hearings to confirm next Chief of Police. Good Evening, Council President Cole and... Read More

Feb 01,2018

SAN DIEGO – Today, Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced in a press conference his choice of Assistant Chief David Nisleit as the City of San Diego’s next Chief of Police. The Coalition for Police Accountability and Transparency (“CPAT”) released the following statement: After a year of grassroots advocacy for an open, transparent and community-centered selection... Read More

Jan 26,2018

Media Contact: Daisy Vieyra [email protected], 916-442-1036 x613 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 26, 2018 California Bail Reform Coalition Statement on California Court of Appeal Ruling with Implications for Bail Reform On Thursday, January 25, 2018, the First District Court of Appeal of California issued a ruling casting further doubt on the constitutionality of... Read More

Jan 25,2018

Media Contact: Daisy Vieyra [email protected], 916-442-1036 x613 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 25, 2018 ACLU Comment on Governor Brown’s State of the State SACRAMENTO—Today, Governor Brown delivered his final State of the State Address, highlighting, among many other things, California’s productive journey towards sound criminal justice reforms. In... Read More