Cole: SDPD fails in their policy on racial profiling
[trib_ndn vid=25570721]SAN DIEGO – San Diego police Chief William Lansdowne made a pitch Wednesday for the City Council to authorize the purchase of cameras that record the interaction of officers and the public in order to reduce incidents of racial profiling.
The chief’s proposal came at a meeting of the council’s Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee, where dozens of residents called out San Diego Police Department’s top brass over a lapse in their policy when it comes racial profiling.
During a packed meeting, dozens of people took to the podium with various racial profiling claims by San Diego police officers. The attendees outlined their experiences of being pulled over by officers and immediately questioned about their probation status, gang connections and tattoos.
“When I’m dressed like this, they don’t handcuff me,” said one African American man wearing a business suit.
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