From the Reporter
The News
After he became San Diego’s police chief, Bill Lansdowne dissolved a unit devoted to preventing and investigating the kind of criminal misconduct alleged against officers in recent months.
The Chief’s Take
Lansdowne says there is no excuse for the recent behavior, but adds that growing levels of stress, perhaps related to the economic recession, has likely contributed to it.
3 Officers’ Take
The officers say Lansdowne’s decision to disband the anticorruption unit years ago has gradually contributed to a cultural decline of self-policing in the department.

Dagny Salas

Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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