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Group wants SDPD accountability for sexual assaults

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A new grassroots organization is taking on the San Diego Police Department over police misconduct.

They are demanding sweeping changes within the organization and disagree with how new police Chief Shelley Zimmerman plans to clean up the organization.

FED UP rejects the assertion by the newly appointed police chief that a few "bad apples" need to be weeded out in the department. FED UP demands a complete overhaul and deeper investigation into San Diego's officers.

They have a list of demands including: thorough investigations of sexual misconduct; implementing a zero tolerance policy for sexual assault and harassment; and training officers on sexual violence.

They named recent sexual assault cases -- those of former San Diego officers Anthony Arevalos and Chris Hayes.

"We want to raise visibility. So we can feel safe and be safe. We want to stand against this culture of misogyny that we're facing," FED UP protestor, James Messer said. 

As of this morning, the San Diego Police Department and City Attorney's Office had no comment.  

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