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U-T Series Explores Bias In Policing In San Diego County

A San Diego police car parked in downtown San Diego, Oct. 24, 2018.
Susan Murphy
A San Diego police car parked in downtown San Diego, Oct. 24, 2018.
Even as the trial for the killing of George Floyd continues, new instances of police violence against black men have been in the headlines. An army officer in Virginia is pepper sprayed during a traffic stop, and 20-year old Daunte Wright is killed by police in Minnesota after being pulled over for expired license plates. A series of reports in the San Diego Union Tribune has been exploring bias in policing in our community.

Even as the trial for the killing of George Floyd continues, new instances of police violence against Black men have been in the headlines. An army officer in Virginia is pepper sprayed during a traffic stop, and 20-year-old Daunte Wright is killed by police in Minnesota after being pulled over for expired license plates.

The San Diego Union-Tribune Watchdog investigative reporters Lyndsay Winkley and Lauryn Schroeder have been documenting bias in policing in our community in a three-part series. Their data analysis, which shows who gets stopped, searched or experiences violence at the hands of police and deputies, suggests San Diego law enforcement has a racial bias problem.

Data: San Diego Police And Sheriff’s Deputies Target Minorities

Winkley joined Midday Edition on Tuesday to discuss the second and third installments of the paper's series exploring police stop data.