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

California is About to Enact One of the Strongest Laws to Prevent Police Shootings

California is About to Enact One of the Strongest Laws to Prevent Police Shootings By Jennifer Rojas California families impacted by police violence, advocates, and allies just made history. Today, Governor Gavin... Read More

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The Body Camera Accountability Act (AB 1215)

Body cameras were promised as a way to hold police accountable not as surveillance systems to be used against the public. Unfortunately, body cameras are now at risk of being paired with face surveillance technology -... Read More

Press Releases

California Bill to Reduce Police Killings, Hold Officers Accountable Advances in Legislature

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 29, 2019 Media Contacts: Zakiya Scott, 704-277-8025, [email protected] Elizeth Virrueta, 626-848-1193, [email protected] Daisy Vieyra, 916-824-3266,... Read More

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Advocates, Families of People Killed by California Police Claim Victory on Use of Force Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 23, 2019 Media Contacts: Zakiya Scott, 704-277-8025, [email protected] Daisy Vieyra, 916-824-3266, [email protected] SACRAMENTO – Today, the California Senate Public Safety... Read More

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Concealing police misconduct undermines public trust

By Jonathan Markovitz SAN DIEGO – When 42-year-old Fridoon Rawshan Nehad was shot and killed by a San Diego police officer four years ago, his grieving family wanted answers. But California’s secretive public... Read More