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Rapid Response Alert - SanDiego, CA

MOBB United for Social Change demands action from the City of San Diego, CA and the San Diego Police Department.


Moms of Black Boys United for Social Change stands with the family of Karond Cheatum who was viciously mauled by a canine while handcuffed and lying on the ground. We are seeking justice and demand changes to policy and transparency within the San Diego Police Department Canine Unit and with how the department interacts with individuals suffering from a perceived mental health crisis.

Moms of Black Boys United for Social Change would like to see a full transparent investigation of these policies. We are demanding that the San Diego Police Department, the San Diego City Attorney’s office and the San Diego City Council maintain transparency throughout the duration of the investigation.


Call To Action

#ProtectThem by demanding the City of San Diego change its canine and mental health policies!


Please call the city officials listed below and the Police Department and request the following:

  • An immediate, transparent investigation of the incident to determine if any department policies were violated.
  • Revision of the police department’s policy on Police Service Dogs (policy number 6.16) to reduce unnecessary and violent engagement between police service dogs and suspects
  • Enhanced training of officers in recognizing and interacting with individuals who are in a potential mental health crisis
  • Improvement in police department protocols to ensure the safety of people who are in a potential mental health crisis


San Diego Chief of Police
Shelley Zimmerman

San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliot
(via Vita Johnson, Executive Assistant)
[email protected]


Please call Allen Young and ask for this September Agenda item:

  • Prepare and submit the items requested in the memorandum from San Diego Council President Myrtle Cole's office to appear on the September agenda of the Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee


Public Safety & Livable Neighborhoods Committee Consultant
Allen Young
[email protected]




M.O.B.B. United for Social Change, Inc. is a nationwide coalition of moms who are dedicated to making the world a safer place for Black boys and men by eradicating harassment, brutality and unwarranted use of deadly force by law enforcement against our sons. The group was born out of frustration over the deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile in Minnesota and numerous other innocent Black boys and men killed by police before and after them. It has grown into a mobilized force of moms determined to make a difference. We aim to influence both policy and perception that impact how Black boys and men are treated by law enforcement.