Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Forget Furgeson PD, DOJ Slams the San Diego Police Department

Posted by CotoBlogzz

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - The San Diego Police Department volunteered to undergo a review by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)  following a series of misconduct incidents over the course of five years.  Today, the DOJ announced the completion of  an assessment of the San Diego Police Department’s policies and practices for preventing, detecting and investigating misconduct, including 20 specific requirements.
The report focuses on 17 cases of misconduct over five years and includes a review of how the cases were handled, and of the department’s policies and accountability system.  
The report identifies a number of deficiencies in recruiting practices, supervision and training of officers, accountability systems, and mechanisms for reviewing citizen complaints and leadership.  The assessment recommends a comprehensive approach to all aspects of policing that can help prevent misconduct.  This includes the training and supervision of officers, the recruitment and selection of new officers, accountability mechanisms, internal investigations and disciplinary practices.
:Findings and National Implications of an Assessment of the San Diego Police Department can be found here: http://ric-zai-inc.com/ric.php?page=detail&id=COPS-W0756[external link

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