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Election 2020

San Diego 2020 Elections: Measure B

Official Ballot Title for Measure B

Charter Amendments Establishing Commission on Police Practices

Official Ballot Question for Measure B

Shall the City Charter be amended to dissolve the CommunityReview Board on Police Practices and replace it with a Commission on PolicePractices, with members appointed by the City Council, its own staff, subpoena power, independent legal counsel, and authority to investigate police officer misconduct, review complaints against officers, and make recommendations on police officer discipline, police policies, and Police Department legal compliance?

What is Measure B?

If approved, Measure B will dissolve the city’s current Community Review Board on Police Practices and replace it with a Commission on Police Practices. The members of the proposed Commission on Police Practices will be appointed by City Council members. The commission will have the authority to investigate police officer misconduct, review complaints against officers, and make recommendations on police officer discipline, police policies, and Police Department legal compliance?

Official Ballot Arguments in Support of Measure B

The Commission on Police Practices will create a trustworthy process for holding officers accountable that is fair and balanced. This Commission will:

  • Be independent from City politics
  • Have an independent attorney who doesn't also represent the Mayor and the San Diego Police Department
  • Be run by community members, and;
  • Have independent professionals who will investigate claims of police misconduct including complaints of domestic violence and sexual assault by law enforcement.

See the rest of the arguments in favor of Measure B here.

Who is Supporting Measure B? 

Among the supporters of Measure B are:

Monica Montgomery, San Diego Council Member 

Andrea St. Julian, board president for Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association 

Maresa Talbert, co-chair for the San Diegans for Justice

Kate Yavenditti, Women Occupy San Diego 

For more information on the supporting side, go to sandiegansforjustice.com

Arguments for the opposing side were not filed with the Office of the City Clerk. 

Read all ballot arguments submitted to the San Diego City Clerk here

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