Commentary: San Diego PD must take responsibility for discriminatory policing

This month, Campaign Zero released a report commissioned by the ACLU that exposed a pattern of discriminatory policing by San Diego Police Department. Using data published on the city’s website, we found that San Diego police are 219% more likely to stop black people than white people and 25% more likely to search and 59% more likely to use force against black people during these stops. This disparity was widespread: Black people were more likely to be stopped by police than their representation in the population in 85% of the city — in some places more than 10 times more likely to be stopped.