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Petition Calls For Defunding San Diego Unified Police

The San Diego Unified School District headquarters is shown on March 19, 2020.

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Above: The San Diego Unified School District headquarters is shown on March 19, 2020.

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Endiya Griffin, a student organizer behind a petition drive to defund school police in the San Diego Unified School District and Michael Burke, a reporter for EdSource, joined Midday Edition ... Read more →

Aired: June 30, 2020 | Transcript

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San Diego Unified School Police Chief Michael Marquez joins Midday Edition to discuss the role of police officers on campuses within the San Diego Unified School District.

Aired: July 1, 2020 | Transcript

Marches and protests stemming from the Memorial Day police killing of George Floyd led to renewed calls for meaningful police reform nationwide.

That includes a movement to “defund police,” to fundamentally change policing by redirecting funding away from the department to other agencies within a city. It's also led to a call to defund school police, which has already happened in Minneapolis, where Floyd was killed.

Endiya Griffin, a student organizer behind a petition drive to defund school police in the San Diego Unified School District and Michael Burke, a reporter for EdSource, joined Midday Edition on Tuesday to discuss the effort locally and across the state.

In light of calls to defund the San Diego Unified School District Police Department, its Chief Michael Marquez joined Midday Edition on Wednesday to discuss the role of police officers on campuses within the district.

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