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San Diego Community Review Board To Discuss De-Escalation Tactics

San Diego police officers block demonstrators during a protest of police violence and the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, May 31, 2020.
Zoë Meyers
San Diego police officers block demonstrators during a protest of police violence and the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, May 31, 2020.
Sharmaine Moseley, executive director of the Community Review Board, says the board is recommending the San Diego Police Department to adopt a de-escalation policy similar to one used in the city of Baltimore.

In response to recent protests following the in-custody death of a George Floyd and other black people at the hands of police, Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced a pair of emergency meetings to look at ways to improve police-community relations.

San Diego's Community Review Board on Police Practices will hold a virtual meeting Thursday to get public input on how police have handled recent protests along with de-escalation policies.

Sharmaine Moseley, the board's executive director, said board members will discuss a recommendation for the San Diego Police Department to adopt a de-escalation policy similar to the one used in the city of Baltimore. The policy includes various techniques from talking in a calm tone of voice to placing physical barriers between the officer and the other person.

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Moseley joined Midday Edition on Thursday to discuss why she believes the proposed de-escalation policy may help reduce use-of-force incidents.