Nov 22 – San Diego’s new Commission on Police Practices – and how we can help get it funded

Sunday November 22, 4:00PMZoom registration

Join us for a discussion with attorneys Andrea St. Julian and Geneviève Jones-Wright on the adoption of Measure B. As approved by voters this month, Measure B creates a Commission on Police Practices, which would have members appointed by the City Council, its own staff, an independent attorney and the power to subpoena and conduct investigations into police officer misconduct.

Geneviève Jones-Wright has served as a Deputy Public Defender with the Office of the Primary Public Defender since 2006, and is a former candidate for District Attorney in San Diego. Ms. Jones-Wright serves as a volunteer attorney with the California Innocence Project and is a mock trial coach and a member of the Criminal Justice Advisory Board at Lincoln High School. Geneviève was recently elected President of the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association.

Andrea St. Julian, Esq, is a past President of the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association and co-chair of San Diegans for Justice, the group who pushed the change to the city’s charter with recent ballot Measure B. Ms. St. Julian is also the Founder of EnoDoc, a legal technology company. 

Special Guest – Monica Montgomery Steppe

Monica Montgomery was born in San Diego and attended Bonita Vista High School. While in high school she fought with school officials over a ban on wearing bandannas that she felt unfairly targeted the three percent of students who were black. She earned a Bachelor of Science from Spelman College and a law degree from California Western School of Law.

Montgomery worked as a San Diego City Hall staffer for Councilmember Todd Gloria during his term as interim mayor, Mayor Kevin Faulconer, and Councilmember Myrtle Cole. She resigned from her position in Cole’s office the day after Cole made remarks arguing police officers were justified in racially profiling black residents. After leaving the City, Montgomery joined the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties as a criminal justice advocate.

Monica was elected to San Diego City Council District 4 in November 2018, defeating Myrtle Cole. This marked the first time that an incumbent had failed to be reelected to the City Council since 1992.

She married Steven Steppe on August 22, 2020.

Sunday November 22, 4:00PMZoom registration

Click here to register for the Zoom meeting

If you have a problem registering, or joining on the day of the meeting, you can call us on (619) 800-5098, or email with your contact details.

Photo by Sean Lee on Unsplash

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