San Diego Calls for a true Community Review Board on Police Practices

A Coalition of the Black Student Justice Coalition, Women Occupy San Diego and United Against Police Terror has prepared this online petition to reform the San Diego Citizens Review Board on Police Practices. We have a real chance of getting an Independant Community Review Board with subpoena powers. SHARE SHARE SHARE

https://www.change.org/p/charter-review-committee-of-the-city-of-san-diego-reform-the-citizens-review-board-on-police-practices

“Abuse of power by SDPD takes many forms, from endless citations, questioning, searches and seizures, sexual harassment, physical abuse, wrongful arrest to police shootings.  More than 200 cases of individuals killed by law enforcement have been documented.  Rarely are the lives or names publicized.  The tools to hold SDPD accountable are not working.  Currently we suffer from a crisis of trust.”

“Our organization is endorsing a call to reform the Citizens Review Board on Police Practices (CRB). We call on the Charter Review Committee to reference the model of the San Diego County Law Enforcement Review Board, empowered by the voters in 1990 by passing Proposition A. (http://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/dam/sdc/clerb/brochure09.pdf)

City Charter reforms essential to the effective functioning of civilian and community oversight of the SDPD include:

  1. Independent investigators and subpoena power, as provided to the San Diego County Law Enforcement Review Board by the voters in 1990 (Proposition A).
  2. Intake, tracking and review of all complaints filed is done by the CRB rather than by SDPD Internal Affairs, also as modeled by the San Diego County Law Enforcement Review Board approved by the voters in 1990.

More Info

Mark Jones,  BlackStudentJusticeCoalition@gmail.com

Stephanie Jennings, WOSD:  stjennings@ucsd.edu

Cathy Mendonca, UAPTSD: uaptsd@gmail.com

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