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.

Police Practices

Have you experienced abuses by law enforcement? Call us.

The ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties is investigating recent abuses by law enforcement officers, both at protests against police brutality and otherwise. If you have experienced and are seeking legal help... Read More

Police Practices

Decertify Abusive Police and Strengthen Civil Liability for Police Violence (SB 731)

Addressing police violence requires re-examining the role of police in our society and re-imagining how to advance public safety by investing in resources for economic development, affordable housing, mental health... Read More


California Governor Signs Landmark Bill Halting Facial Recognition on Police Body Cams

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 8, 2019 Media Contact: Daisy Vieyra dvieyra@acluca.org 916-824-3266 SACRAMENTO–Today, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed landmark legislation making California the largest... Read More

Police Practices

Our Testimony To The PSLN Committee Regarding AB 953 Data Presentation

The following is the testimony delivered by ACLU-SDIC Policy Associate, Chelsey Birgisdóttir, as she spoke before the Public Safety and Liveable Neighborhoods Committee. Good morning, Councilmembers. My name is... Read More

Press Releases

California Senate Votes to Block Face Recognition on Police Body Cameras

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 11, 2019 Media Contact: Daisy Vieyra, dvieyra@acluca.org, 916-824-3266 SACRAMENTO–Today, the California Senate passed AB 1215: The Body Camera Accountability Act, legislation to... Read More