Suit alleges San Diego police steer homeless to Phoenix

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The city of San Diego has reportedly mounted a campaign to drive the city's homeless out of downtown and into Arizona.

That's according to a new lawsuit filed. The suit claims San Diego police are tormenting the homeless and throwing away their possessions.

One man said he asked an officer what he was supposed to do now.

“You can head for the Arizona border,” the officer reportedly replied. “I hear Phoenix is nice this time of year."

The suit says police are acting "ruthlessly."

The city has yet to respond.