October 15, 2020

The NAACP San Diego Branch would like to extend its sincerest congratulations and thanks to the citizens of La Mesa on the approval of the new Community Police Oversight Board!  It was united citizen action that got the board approved; this is what true civic engagement looks like.  You have made your city a safer place for all by your action.

Now that you’ve taken such a great first step, rise up and press on!  Be the voice for your neighbors, and demand a transparent, nationwide search for your next Police Chief.  Demand that your elected officials involve you in every step they take.  Demand that you be a full partner in reimagining your police force, and reshaping it into a model for what police forces in our area need to become.

Francine Maxwell, President
NAACP San Diego Branch