For the next month, San Diego’s top cop will be meeting with his entire department to address a recent spike in officer misconduct. Five police officers have been charged with crimes since October and police have acknowledged at least six others are under criminal or internal investigation.

In this edition of San Diego Explained, NBC San Diego’s Catherine Garcia and I examine why researchers and police say the spike is happening now. Here’s the video, produced in partnership with NBC San Diego:

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