After extensive communication between the San Diego Sheriff’s Department and the UTWSD including our volunteer attorney Monisola Kehinde and the ACLU of San Diego we were able to achieve a policy reform victory that limits the authority of law enforcement officials to confiscate drivers’ Sheriff’s Licenses. We thank the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department for ensuring that a taxi driver’s civil right to due process is protected. Here are the only reasons that the Sheriff’s Department has authorized their taxicab enforcement to confiscate Sheriff’s Licenses:
- Sheriff’s Taxi I.D. Card is expired/invalid.
- The taxi company vehicle they are driving is not listed on Sheriff’s Taxi I.D.
- Driver is arrested/taken into custody while driving a taxi.
- Displays a Sheriff’s Taxi I.D. Card that has been altered, tampered, duplicated or belongs to another Taxicab Driver.