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Justice Department To Review San Diego Police Department Amid Officer-Misconduct Allegations

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San Diego police stop busy traffic downtown.

The Justice Department says it will conduct an independent review of the San Diego Police department as it faces officer-misconduct allegations.

The federal department announced Friday its office of Community Oriented Policing Services will conduct a thorough assessment of the department.

Details of the review will be revealed at a news conference on Monday.

Special Feature Will Audit Of San Diego Police Department Lead To Reform?

KPBS Evening Edition host Peggy Pico speaks with Joshua Chanin of the San Diego State University's public affairs department about the efficacy of police department audits, Feb. 21, 2014.

Last month, Williams Lansdowne sought an outside audit of the department's policies, training and discipline before he resigned as police chief.

He left office the same day that Kevin Faulconer was sworn in as the city's new mayor. Earlier this month, Shelley Zimmerman was appointed the city's first female police chief.

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muckapoo1 | March 22, 2014 at 12:20 p.m. ― 3 years ago

Just what we need. The folks who illegally shipped guns to Mexican bandits watching over our police. What a laugh? Perhaps Eric Holder should give free instructions on paying taxes too. The federal government needs to collectively start concentrating on what Russia is doing in Cuba. Let the new police chief look at her staff before intervention from the people who would mess up a 2 car funeral--The Justice Department.

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TPartyHero | March 24, 2014 at 1:54 p.m. ― 3 years ago

Yeah what about Benghazi?

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benz72 | March 24, 2014 at 2:48 p.m. ― 3 years ago

Most large organizations can benefit from periodic external review. SDPD is no different, though I do agree that there may be a more qualified reviewer.

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JeanMarc | March 24, 2014 at 2:52 p.m. ― 3 years ago

The trigger happy SDPD needs to have a lapel camera on every single officer, recording 100% of the time. If the camera is off during any interaction, no charges can be filed. They have proven untrustworthy over and over. We can no longer rely on their word.

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Missionaccomplished | March 24, 2014 at 5:29 p.m. ― 3 years ago

_ckkkapoop1, Operation Fast & Furious was stupid tactic, but just ANOTHER in the long line of tactics in our Republican-initiated holy "War on Drugs!"

And IF YOU KNOW what Russian is "doing" in Cuba, (off topic, irrelevant fallacy), mmmaybe you should e-mail the CIA, no???

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Missionaccomplished | March 24, 2014 at 5:31 p.m. ― 3 years ago

TBIRCHER HERO, what about Benghazi??? You sand like the last gasp of a drowning man.

There were 7 embassy attacks under Bush. Only one under Obama ...‎
Nov 20, 2012 - Use "BREAKING" in your titles. .... You link doesn't list 7 attacks on embassies under bush, so what are you talking about when you say the OP

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Missionaccomplished | March 24, 2014 at 5:33 p.m. ― 3 years ago

Concur with John Markkk and Benzzz! Oh, no! The sky is still grey but but daybreak tomorrow it may very well turn green!

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muckapoo1 | March 25, 2014 at 9:42 p.m. ― 3 years ago

Mission, if you would get your head out of your KPBS pit, you would read that Russia is trying to lease a military base from them. Cubans are touring Russian military ships daily, and loving it. But wait. Help is on the way. Obama will shake his finger at them again. I can almost feel the trembling of fear. LOL

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