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.  

Our Members

ALLIANCEALLIANCE
AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION
CPICPI
Community Advocates For Just And Moral GovernanceCommunity Advocates For Just And Moral Governance
EARL B. GILLIAM BAR ASSOCIATIONEARL B. GILLIAM BAR ASSOCIATION
Mid City CAN Mid City CAN
PACEPACE
Partnership for the advancement of new AmericansPartnership for the advancement of new Americans
Pillars Of The Community Pillars Of The Community
SDOPSDOP
Shaphat OutreachShaphat Outreach
Showing Up For Racial JusticeShowing Up For Racial Justice
The CenterThe Center
The San Diego Black LGBTQ CoalitionThe San Diego Black LGBTQ Coalition
Think DignityThink Dignity
UDWUDW
WOSDWOSD

Our Vision

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

News

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • KPBS

    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.

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