Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory Board

RIPA Video: Data Integrity

Under the Racial and Identity Profiling Act, by 2022, nearly all law enforcement agencies in California will be required to collect detailed information regarding stops and searches, including data on perceived demographics. This video outlines steps law enforcement are taking to ensure the data best reflects reality as well as the impact community organizations and academics hope the data will have on efforts to tackle racial profiling throughout the state.

2019 RIPA Board Report

2019 RIPA Board Report

California’s Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory (RIPA) Board has released its second annual report. This report aims to enhance the transparency of the stop data collection process by providing the public with detailed information on how the data is collected and submitted and how the California Department of Justice and law enforcement agencies ensure the integrity of this data. The report also provides recommendations that can be incorporated by law enforcement agencies to enhance their policies, procedures, and trainings on topics that intersect with bias and racial and identity profiling.

This year’s report builds on the foundation established by last year’s report for identifying and addressing racial and identity profiling in California policing. The 2018 report was accompanied by a video that introduced the Board and its work.

For information on all of the RIPA Board’s reports, please see the RIPA Board Reports page.

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The Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory (RIPA) Board is responsible for advising the Attorney General's Office on the drafting of the stop data regulations and for annually reviewing and analyzing the stop data submitted by law enforcement agencies. On an annual basis, the Board will work in partnership with state and local law enforcement agencies to review and analyze racial and identity profiling policies and practices across geographic areas in California; conduct and consult available evidence-based research on intentional and implicit bias and law enforcement stop, search, and seizure tactics; review and analyze stop data and citizen complaint data required by AB 953; and consult with the Commission on Peace Officer Standards Training regarding racial and identity profiling training required by AB 953.

RIPA Board Annual Reports

Beginning on January 1, 2018, the RIPA Board must produce an annual report that includes the Board's analyses, including detailed findings on the past and current status of racial and identity profiling, and its policy recommendations for eliminating this unlawful practice. To review the Board’s annual reports, please see RIPA Board Reports and Videos.

Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory Board Members

As required by AB 953, on July 1, 2016, the Attorney General established the RIPA Board for the purpose of eliminating racial and identity profiling, and improving diversity and racial and identity sensitivity in law enforcement. The composition of the Board is specified in the law, and must include the following members:

  1. The Attorney General, or his or her designee.
  2. The President of the California Public Defenders Association, or his or her designee.
  3. The President of the California Police Chiefs Association, or his or her designee.
  4. The President of California State Sheriffs' Association, or his or her designee.
  5. The President of the Peace Officers Research Association of California, or his or her designee.
  6. The Commissioner of the California Highway Patrol, or his or her designee.
  7. A university professor who specializes in policing, and racial and identity equity.
  8. Two representatives of human or civil rights tax-exempt organizations who specialize in civil or human rights.
  9. Two representatives of community organizations who specialize in civil or human rights and criminal justice, and work with victims of racial and identity profiling. At least one representative shall be between 16 and 24 years of age.
  10. Two religious clergy members who specialize in addressing and reducing racial and identity bias toward individuals and groups.
  11. Up to two other members that the Governor may prescribe.
  12. Up to two other members that the President Pro Tempore of the Senate may prescribe.
  13. Up to two other members that the Speaker of the Assembly may prescribe.

The current RIPA Board members include: Andrea Guerrero (co-chair), Sheriff David Robinson (co-chair), Micah Ali, Oscar Bobrow, Pastor J. Edgar Boyd, Sandra C. Brown, Sahar Durali, LaWanda Hawkins, Damon Kurtz, Reverend Ben McBride, Douglas Oden, Steven Raphael, Angela Sierra, Tim Silard, Commissioner Warren Stanley, Chief David Swing, and Timothy Walker.
See biographies of current Board members

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Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory Board Meetings

The RIPA Board must hold at least three public meetings annually to discuss racial and identity profiling, including one in northern California, one in central California, and one in southern California. Information on previous meetings of the Board, including videos of the meetings are provided below:

December 10, 2018 Meeting via Teleconference Locations

December 19, 2017 Meeting via Video/Teleconference Locations

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RIPA Board Subcommittees

The work of the RIPA Board is completed by the following five subcommittees:

Stop Data Analysis
Subcommittee membership: Doug Oden (Co-Chair), Chief David Swing (Co-Chair), Oscar Bobrow, Pastor J. Edgar Boyd, Andrea Guerrero, LaWanda Hawkins, Steven Raphael, Timothy Walker.
February 5, 2019 Roundtable, Meeting Minutes
November 8, 2018 Meeting
July 31, 2018 Meeting, Meeting Minutes
May 31, 2018 Meeting, Meeting Minutes
November 1, 2017 Meeting, Meeting Minutes
September 6, 2017 Meeting, Meeting Minutes

Civilian Complaints
Subcommittee Membership: Sahar Durali (Co-Chair), Sheriff David Robinson (Co-Chair), LaWanda Hawkins, Doug Oden, Tim Silard, Chief David Swing.
June 3, 2019 Meeting
October 31, 2018 Meeting, Meeting Minutes
August 6, 2018 Meeting, Meeting Minutes
October 24, 2017 Meeting, Meeting Minutes
September 7, 2017 Meeting, Meeting Minutes

POST Training and Recruitment
Subcommittee Membership: Reverend Ben McBride (Co-Chair), Micah Ali, Sandra Brown, Damon Kurtz, Sheriff David Robinson, Commissioner Warren Stanley
June 12, 2019 Meeting
November 5, 2018 Meeting, Meeting Minutes
August 30, 2018 Meeting, Meeting Minutes
October 27, 2017 Meeting, Meeting Minutes
September 14, 2017 Meeting, Meeting Minutes

State & Local Racial and Identity Profiling Policies & Accountability
Subcommittee Membership: Andrea Guerrero (Co-Chair), Commissioner Warren Stanley (Co-Chair), Micah Ali, Oscar Bobrow, Sahar Durali, LaWanda Hawkins, Sheriff David Robinson, Tim Silard.
June 10, 2019 Meeting
November 1, 2018 Meeting, Meeting Minutes
September 6, 2018 Meeting, Meeting Minutes
October 31, 2017 Meeting, Meeting Minutes
September 14, 2017 Meeting, Meeting Minutes

Calls for Service
Subcommittee Membership: Sandra C. Brown (Co-Chair), Angela Sierra (Co-Chair), Sahar Durali, Sheriff David Robinson
November 7, 2018 Meeting, Meeting Minutes
August 15, 2018 Meeting, Meeting Minutes

Previous subcommittees of the Board, created to specifically advise the Attorney General on the development of the Stop Data Regulations, include: Additional Data Elements subcommittee, Definitions subcommittee, Searches & Seizures subcommittee, Special Considerations/Settings subcommittee, Technology subcommittee, Outreach subcommittee.

Evidence-Based Research and Best Practices (Subcommittee Combined with Stop Data Subcommittee June, 2019)
Subcommittee Membership: Oscar Bobrow (Co-Chair), Pastor J. Edgar Boyd, Andrea Guerrero, Chief David Swing, Timothy Walker
October 30, 2017 Meeting, Meeting Minutes
September 26, 2017 Meeting, Meeting Minutes

For questions about the RIPA Board, please contact:
Deputy Attorney General Allison Elgart
California Department of Justice
1515 Clay Street, Suite 2000
Oakland, CA 94612
Allison.Elgart@doj.ca.gov
(510) 879- 0814

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