Reports and Data:
Two large-scale reports analyzing policing data have been conducted in recent years focusing specifically on San Diego County:
- San Diego Police Scorecard (Campaign Zero and ACLU-SDIC) (December 2019)
- Campaign Zero, with funding from the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties, evaluated the policing practices of San Diego Police Department (SDPD) and San Diego Sheriff’s Department (SDSD) using data on police stops, searches, use of force, and arrests obtained through public records requests. Our analysis finds evidence of discriminatory policing by both departments.
- Traffic enforcement in San Diego, California (SDSU) (November 2016)
- This report analyzed racial disparities in traffic-stop data from San Diego Police Department from 2014-2015. Conducted by researchers at SDSU, this report was presented to San Diego City Council in February 2017. See also the academic publication of this study: Traffic Enforcement Through the Lens of Race: A Sequential Analysis of Post-Stop Outcomes in San Diego, California SDSU report
- Note also these follow-up publications about this study:
- SDSU Researchers Watered Down the Police Racial-Profiling Study (Voice of San Diego, May 2017)
- Commentary: Our research showed racial disparities in San Diego police stops. Our report was shelved. (Union-Tribune, June 2020)
Additional publications that summarize and/or analyze data from law enforcement:
- Voice of San Diego: Unique Year, Familiar Results: Black San Diegans Had Far More Police Encounters (12/29/2020)
While 2020 shone a harsh spotlight on police killings – the most extreme and irreversible action an officer can carry out – it also illuminated the ways police target Black San Diegans for more minor interactions that can nonetheless have a major impact on their lives. Numerous analyses and data sets gave weight to sentiments Black San Diegans have expressed in public forums and to reporters for years: that they are targeted disproportionately by police.