The following letter was received by the Branch:
Dear Francine and Brian,
I am writing to invite you to a roundtable discussion about Measure B, and next steps in the transformation of the current Community Review Board on Police Practices (CRB) into an independent Commission on Police Practices.
In preparing for this roundtable, we compiled a large list of local community groups. We are writing to you because of your leadership in the San Diego NAACP. If there is someone else in your group who would be a better fit to represent your organization, please feel free to forward this message to them.
The roundtable will be online, and will take place on Monday, November 30 at 4pm.
The purpose of this roundtable is threefold:
- To share documents developed by the CRB’s Ad Hoc Transition Committee (which was formed to plan the transition of the board into a commission, in anticipation of Measure B’s passage). These documents include a timeline for the transition, and a list of key concerns for the City Council’s consideration in drafting an implementation ordinance for Measure B.
- To answer any questions community organizations may have about Measure B and the new Commission on Police Practices.
- To solicit feedback from community organizations, specifically on which aspects you feel to be most important for the new Commission on Police Practices.
The roundtable will be co-hosted by:
Patrick Anderson, current CRB member, chair of the Outreach Committee, member of the Ad Hoc Transition Committee
Poppy Fitch, current CRB member and 2nd vice chair
Andrea St. Julian, author of Measure B and member of San Diegans for Justice
We would appreciate your publicizing this public meeting with your organization’s members. The roundtable will be live-streamed at the City of San Diego’s YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-4gY2k1D1ikzb25QM-O3eg/
Questions or comments about the shared documents may be sent in advance of the roundtable to the following email address: [email protected]
Finally, I offer my profound gratitude for your commitment to community-based work, and my sincerest hope that you will be able to join us on November 30!
Patrick Anderson, Professor
Department of Communication
Department of Ethnic Studies
Program in Critical Gender Studies
University of California, San Diego