Measure B would create a commission on police practices in San Diego

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Posted at 2:52 PM, Sep 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-30 17:55:02-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- This November, San Diego voters will be able to decide whether or not the city will create a commission on police practices with the power to investigate officer misconduct.

Measure B reads as follows:

CHARTER AMENDMENTS ESTABLISHING COMMISSION ON POLICE PRACTICES. Shall the City Charter be amended to dissolve the Community Review Board on Police Practices and replace it with a Commission on Police Practices, 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?

Voters will be able to vote “yes” or “no” on the measure.

According to BallotPedia, a simple majority vote is required for the approval of Measure B.

Those in favor of Measure B say the commission would be independent from city politics, would have an independent attorney, would be run by community members, and have independent professionals who will investigate claims of police misconduct.

No argument was filed against Measure B, according to the county.

Click here to read more about Measure B.