Report 2021-105 Recommendation 60 Responses
Report 2021-105: Law Enforcement Departments Have Not Adequately Guarded Against Biased Conduct (Release Date: April 2022)
Recommendation #60 To: Stockton Police Department
To ensure that it adequately investigates possible biased conduct and implements effective corrective actions, Stockton Police should ensure it has implemented policies or procedures by January 2023 that require that misconduct investigations formally analyze whether an officer has acted in a biased manner whenever a complainant alleges bias, the facts of the incident indicate bias might have influenced an officer's behavior, or investigators recognize potential indications of bias during other reviews, such as use-of-force reviews.
Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From October 2023
The Stockton Police Department is updating its policies through Lexipol, a platform representing nationwide standards and best practices. There will be a new early intervention system policy.
The Stockton Police Department Citizen Complaint forms ask the citizens if they are alleging racial or identity profiling. If the citizen responds yes, they are asked to indicate the specific type of profiling alleged with several examples listed.
If the citizen states that they are alleging racial or identity profiling, that is tracked and thoroughly investigated to see if there is any validity to that accusation.
The Professional Standards Section has been in the process of implementing a new program (IAPro/Blue Team/EIPro) that is robust and will incorporate data from several categories, such as officers' use of force, Officer-involved shootings, on-duty vehicle accidents, vehicle pursuits, internal and external complaints, inquiries related to behavioral concerns, etc. IAPro and Blue Team were implemented in August and September 2023. EIPro (Early Intervention) is a system that became operative in October 2023.
This information has thresholds set, and if a police officer passes any threshold, it will alert to review the data to see if early intervention is warranted. Part of this review will include a review for potential indications of bias.
- Estimated Completion Date: December 2024
California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Pending
Agency responses received are posted verbatim.