Due to recent scandals plaguing the San Diego Police Department, an independent professional standards group will hold two open meetings this month to give San Diegans a chance to share their experiences with local police officers.
Amid allegations of sexual abuse and misconduct on the job within the SDPD, the U.S. Department of Justice contracted the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) to perform an assessment of the department and to make recommendations for change and improvements.
As part of that assessment, PERF will hold two meetings in San Diego this month so community members can have an opportunity to share their stories of their personal experiences with the SDPD and offer their own suggestions on ways to better the department.
Organizers said those meetings will be held on July 22 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Tubman/Chavez Multicultural Center on Euclid Avenue and on July 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Sherman Heights Community Center on Island Avenue.
Residents with questions ahead of those meetings can call (619) 548-5464 for more information.
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