A report by Campaign Zero found that Black people are stopped by the San Diego Police Department at a frequency that is 200% higher than white people, The ACLU reported.
In what appears to be an evident example of police officers in San Diego having a racial bias, data from the ACLU shows that Black people are being stopped at a rate 219% higher than white people.
Black people in San Diego, despite being less likely to have drugs on them than white people, are searched 23% more, and they face a higher likelihood of force from police than white people, the report shows.
According to data from Suburban Stats, the city of San Diego has a white population of about 2 million compared to about 158,000 Black residents.
San Diego County Sheriff’s Office deputies are racially biased toward Black people, according to a report from the Voice of San Diego.
According to Voice of San Diego, Black people who are stopped are searched 22% of the time by sheriff's deputies and 24% of the time by San Diego police officers. People of other races were searched 14% and 10% of the time by deputies and officers respectively.
Despite the population size disparity between white and Black residents, San Diego County police somehow pursue those who are disenfranchised.
The same goes for members of the LGBTQ community. The police were more than 19% likelier to search LGBTQ people, or at least those who are perceived to be in that community or look gender non-conforming, and the case is much worse for Black people in that demographic, the ACLU report showed.
The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reported that Black men are 2.5 times more likely to be killed by police than white men. The same problem exists for females too. Black women are about 1.4 times more likely to be killed by police than white women.
The ACLU reported that in 13 of the country's largest police departments, the number of Black men killed by officers exceeds the national murder rate.
California's Assembly Bill 953, The Racial and Identity Profiling Act of 2015, requires law enforcement agencies to gather and publish data on complaints that assert racial or identity profiling. Any degree of profiling — whether its someone's actual or perceived race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or mental or physical disability — will be taken into consideration.