By Doug Porter
We’re supposed to have been reassured that San Diego was on its way to solving the problems with police officers who break bad. Yet there is mounting evidence that it’s business as usual behind the ‘blue curtain’ in local law enforcement.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer appointed a new chief of police before he was even sworn in and a voluntary audit by way of the Justice Department’s office of Community Oriented Policing made recommendations for reform. Chief Zimmerman assured the City Council not long ago that new training procedures were addressing the concerns raised by the audit.
When the Union-Tribune editorial board is taking the department to task and lawsuits begin to pile up, you might have a problem if you are the San Diego Police Department. This problem isn’t constrained by the city limits, as legal actions and court settlements point to the County Sheriff’s Department having it’s own issues with use of force. [Read more…]