PRESS CONFERENCE: Jan 5 @ 10 am at City Hall to Reform the Citizens Review Board on Police Practices

 
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01/05/2015 - 10:27am
01/05/2015 - 11:30am

Petitioning Charter Review Committee of the City of San Diego

Gather in the foyer of City Hall on Jan 5th 10 am for press conference to Reform the Citizens Review Board on Police Practices
For more info: https://www.facebook.com/Women-Occupy-San-Diego-186573081428143/

The San Diego Police Department (SDPD), like other departments around the country has a history of abuse of power and violence against people of color, women, immigrants, the LGBTQ community and activists. We San Diegans, and especially the most vulnerable in our community, have the right to feel safe, to be safe, and to be treated respectfully by law enforcement.

The San Diego Police Department (SDPD), like other departments around the country has a history of abuse of power and violence against people of color, women, immigrants, the LGBTQ community and activists. We San Diegans, and especially the most vulnerable in our community, have the right to feel safe, to be safe, and to be treated respectfully by law enforcement.
https://www.change.org/p/charter-review-committee-of-the-city-of-san-die...
Ask that you reform the Citizens Review Board on Police Practices(CRB). I call on the Charter Review Committee to refer to 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.

Additionally the Charter Review Committee should make two further revisions to the City Charter to reinforce the community-based nature of independent police oversight:
1. Change the name from “Citizens Review Board” to “COMMUNITY Review Board”.
2. Have the Members of this Community Review Board on Police Practices appointed by the representatives elected by the 9 City Council Districts – 2 per District. Plus 1 appointee by the Mayor.