San Diego ACLU Statement on Chief Lansdowne’s Retirement
The ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties commends the Chief for his years of service to our city and for his immediate and serious response to recent allegations of officer misconduct and racial profiling. As he retires, we urge the City Council and our new mayor- elect to follow through on the Chief’s call for an independent audit of the San Diego Police Department.
Civil rights and civil liberties do not need to be sacrificed in the name of public safety. The San Diego Police Department will be more effective at keeping our city safe when the public knows that officers are held accountable and cannot act with impunity.
The ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties is committed to working with City Hall and Mayor-Elect Faulconer to ensure that our city’s police force serves and protects all San Diegans.