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Roundtable: Accountability And Justice In Policing

A rally in support of the guilty verdict in the George Floyd murder trial in Downtown San Diego. April 20, 2021.
Matthew Bowler
A rally in support of the guilty verdict in the George Floyd murder trial in Downtown San Diego. April 20, 2021.
Local reaction to the verdict in the Derek Chauvin murder trial, how George Floyd's death led to a national conversation on race and equity, and Mayor Todd Gloria outlines his spending plan for the upcoming city budget.

Reflections On The Derek Chauvin Trial


America watched Tuesday as Derek Chauvin, the former police officer who killed George Floyd, was convicted of murder. The case set off a year of reckoning on race and policing unlike what we’ve seen in decades. KPBS Midday Edition co-host Jade Hindmon joins us to share her thoughts on how the case was covered by the media.

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Racial Justice And Social Equity In San Diego

San Diegans took to the streets Tuesday evening following the Derek Chauvin verdict. The demonstration was more reflective and subdued compared to what we saw over the summer when George Floyd lost his life. KPBS racial justice and social equity reporter Cristina Kim joins us to talk about the local reaction to the verdict and how this story fits into her new beat at KPBS.

RELATED: San Diego Civil Rights Leaders Want Support For The George Floyd Justice In Policing Act


Mayor Todd Gloria’s Spending Priorities

Policing, climate change and library service are among the items getting attention in San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria's first budget proposal. The city is avoiding deep cuts as a result of federal COVID-19 relief money. KPBS metro reporter Andrew Bowen joins us to talk about Gloria’s priorities and how they will effect local services as the city hopes to emerge from the economic downturn in the months ahead.

RELATED: Why Is San Diego’s Mayor Adding $19M To The Police Budget?

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