Putting an End to Biased Traffic Stops in San Francisco

Digital Discourse


Man giving his drivers license to a police officer.

In January 2023, San Francisco followed in the footsteps of Berkeley, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and the State of Virginia by deprioritizing minor traffic stops that are often used as an excuse for searching cars — stops that disproportionately impact Black and Latinx drivers and strip wealth from lower-income communities across the city while having no effect on road safety and little effect on public safety. Join a panel of experts, advocates, and impacted people who led the efforts to end so-called pretext stops in San Francisco to hear about how they did it and why it was necessary.

  • Claire Amable / SF Bike
  • Brian Cox / SF Public Defenders Office
  • Tatiana Lewis / Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
  • Jacob Denney / SPUR

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