San Diego Community Review Board To Discuss De-Escalation Tactics
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.
Moseley joined Midday Edition on Thursday to discuss why she believes the proposed de-escalation policy may help reduce use-of-force incidents.