Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory Board
2020 RIPA Board Report
California’s Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory Board (Board) is pleased to release its Third Annual Report. For the first time, the Board’s report includes an analysis of the stop data collected under the Racial and Identity Profiling Act of 2015 (RIPA). This report also provides recommendations that law enforcement can incorporate to enhance their policies, procedures, and trainings on topics that intersect with bias and racial and identity profiling. This report provides the Board’s recommendations for next steps for all stakeholders – advocacy groups, community members, law enforcement, and policymakers – who can collectively advance the goals of RIPA. In rendering these recommendations, the Board hopes to further carry out its mission to eliminate racial and identity profiling and improve law enforcement and community relations.
In 2019, the Board also produced a video that outlines steps law enforcement agencies are taking to ensure the integrity of the stop data collected and discusses the potential impact of the data on community efforts to tackle racial profiling throughout the state. View the RIPA - Data Integrity video.
For information on all of the RIPA Board’s reports, please see the RIPA Board Reports page.
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
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.
Links to topics below
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:
- The Attorney General, or his or her designee.
- The President of the California Public Defenders Association, or his or her designee.
- The President of the California Police Chiefs Association, or his or her designee.
- The President of California State Sheriffs' Association, or his or her designee.
- The President of the Peace Officers Research Association of California, or his or her designee.
- The Commissioner of the California Highway Patrol, or his or her designee.
- A university professor who specializes in policing, and racial and identity equity.
- Two representatives of human or civil rights tax-exempt organizations who specialize in civil or human rights.
- 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.
- Two religious clergy members who specialize in addressing and reducing racial and identity bias toward individuals and groups.
- Up to two other members that the Governor may prescribe.
- Up to two other members that the President Pro Tempore of the Senate may prescribe.
- 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
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:
November 20, 2019 Meeting in Oakland
September 26, 2019 Meeting in San Diego
April 8, 2019 Meeting in San Francisco
December 10, 2018 Meeting via Teleconference Locations
November 27, 2018 Meeting in Riverside
September 26, 2018 Meeting in Davis
June 19, 2018 Meeting in San Jose
Materials: Meeting Notice and Agenda, En Español, Letter from Senators Lara & Mitchell, AB 71 Data Analysis Methodology, Panelist Biographies, Presentation given by Jack Glaser, Presentation given by Sgt. Vanessa Payne, Presentation given by Sam Sinyangwe, Presentation given by Roxanna Altholz, Implicit Bias & Policing (Submitted by Jack Glaser), Police Use of Force Policy Analysis (Submitted by Sam Sinyangwe), Examining the Role of Use of Force Policies in Ending Police Violence (Submitted by Sam Sinyangwe), An Interactive Guide to the Civil Rights Division’s Police Reforms (Submitted by Christy Lopez), The Civil Rights Division’s Pattern and Practice Police Reform Work: 1994-Present (Submitted by Christy Lopez)
March 29, 2018 Meeting in Compton
December 19, 2017 Meeting via Video/Teleconference Locations
November 27, 2017 Meeting in Stockton
September 27, 2017 Meeting in Oakland
Materials: Meeting Notice and Agenda, En Español, Draft Baseline Survey of LEAs, AB 953 Proposed Regulations Template, Bias Based Policing Facilitation Guide, Bias Based Policing Student Study Guide, Judge Lytle's Comments on POST Court Outline/Film
July 12, 2017 Meeting in San Diego
Materials: Meeting Notice and Agenda, En Español, Presentation on Bagley Keene, Presentation by Commission on POST, POST Racial Profiling Training Outline, Requirements of Annual Report and Subcommittee Descriptions, Bulletin on Citizens' Complaints, Annual Report of Citizens' Complaints Form
January 26, 2017 Meeting in Fresno
October 24, 2016 Meeting in Sacramento
July 8, 2016 Meeting in Los Angeles
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
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
(510) 879- 0814