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Policy DGO 9.07 Passed Thanks in Part to GLIDE’s Center for Social Justice in Partnership with the Coalition

GLIDE’s Center for Social Justice (CSJ) in partnership with the Coalition to End Biased Stops organized community advocacy for two and a half years to pass DGO 9.07. This policy curtails racially biased pretext stops, consent searches, and improves traffic stop data reporting requirements by SFPD.


SFPD set to curtail pretext stops

Many of us know the names: Sandra Bland, Daunte Wright, Philando Castile, Walter Scott, Sam DuBose. They are just a few of the hundreds of Americans across the country who have been killed by police during a traffic stop. In many of these cases, police had stopped the victim using a practice called “pretext stops” — pulling someone over for a minor traffic or equipment violation and then using that stop to conduct an unrelated speculative criminal investigation, not for the purpose of enforcing the traffic code.