Coalition for Police Accountability and Transparency
CPAT is a diverse group of community, faith, and labor stakeholders who are committed to addressing disparities present in policing practices in Black, Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander communities and other communities impacted by biased policing.
PrOTECT seeks to address invasive policing practices used disproportionately to stop, search and interrogate people from Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific Islander communities, the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities, and people from other marginalized communities. PrOTECT will require San Diego police to have probable cause in order to stop, ask for identification, question, and/or search an individual. The ordinance will also limit stops for equipment violations.Details
We believe in community-driven policy solutions that are informed by and inclusive of people most impacted by biased policing and police violence.
We believe in a future where communities are free of police violence, free of biased policing and free of police surveillance.
We believe that our local governments should be transparent with the public and be accountable for abuses of power, especially concerning police misconduct.
We believe that racial justice means dismantling our current policing systems, which systematically harm and incarcerate Black and Brown communities, and investing in alternatives to law enforcement that provide communities with resources they need.
We believe in policy solutions based on equity that aim to address the harms and concerns of communities disproportionately impacted by police violence, including BIPOC communities, the LGBTQ+ community, people with disabilities, the unhoused community, immigrant communities and others.
From The Community
"I've been stopped everytime I've gotten a new car and it's always the same story. They just want to make sure that the car is mine."-Garrick
"My life was forever changed by the night I was stopped."-Anonymous
"Till this day I don't understand why they decided to stop me"-Janelle
- san diego union tribune
Opinion: San Diego should lead in police reform by ending these stops and searches
Officers conduct “consent searches” when they would ordinarily be prohibited from conducting a search.Details
- voice of san diego
Defund the Police? Here’s What’s Actually Possible in San Diego
Making deep police cuts, as many locals have demanded, would be incredibly tough thanks to labor contracts, spending restrictions and the most powerful reason of all: a lack of political will at the highest levels of city government.Details
- san diego union tribune
‘We have work to do’: Another report finds deep racial disparities in San Diego police data
Researchers said disparities against Black people remained, even after accounting for factors like poverty and crime rates.Details
Police Reform In San Diego A Year After George Floyd’s Death
One year ago today, George Floyd was murdered by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Bystanders caught the murder on video and the world was able to see how Chauvin placed and held his knee on Floyd’s neck for nine minutes and twenty-nine seconds.Details