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San Diego has fallen behind on combating police racial profiling




San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne, second from left, and other law enforcement officials approach the door of an office in Otay Mesa area of San Diego.
San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne, second from left, and other law enforcement officials approach the door of an office in Otay Mesa area of San Diego.
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Data collected by the New York Police Department show 84-percent of pedestrians patted down by its officers were black or Latino. The figure is the cornerstone of several challenges to the department's controversial stop-and-frisk tactics.

Some residents in San Diego also say they're being racially profiled. A joint investigation from our sister station KPBS and Voice of San Diego finds San Diego police haven't followed a key policy to determine whether officers discriminate.

KPBS reporter Megan Burks has the story.

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