California Considers Police Reforms as Legislature’s Session Nears EndCounty supervisors could increase their oversight of sheriffs under one of several pending legislative proposals that gained momentum Friday in the wake of national unrest after the death in May of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.
State AG Becerra Calls For Sweeping Police Reform In CaliforniaCalifornia Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Monday announced a broad agenda for police reform aimed at improving use-of-force procedures, addressing issues around bias in policing and increasing accountability and transparency at police departments across the state.
Former Police Commissioner Calls Mayor London Breed's Planned Reforms 'Pure Political Pandering'San Francisco police will no longer be called to settle disputes between neighbors, or to handle homeless people, or any non-criminal cases, according to a new plan announced by Mayor London Breed. But not everybody thinks it's a good idea. "This is pure political pandering," said Joe Alioto-Veronese, a former San Francisco Police Commissioner.
Rejecting Modest Reform, Activists Call for Defunding Oakland Police DepartmentAs Americans continue to protest the death of black Americans at the hand of law enforcement officers, many are calling for either police reform or a defunding of police departments.
SFPD Chief: Reforms Only 11 Percent Complete, Trump Administration To Blame For DelaysA reform effort at the San Francisco Police Department has been ongoing for three years as of this month, but the department has only completed about 11 percent of reform tasks recommended by the U.S. Department of Justice, police Chief Bill Scott said.
SF Supervisor Calls For Budget Reserves To Spur Police ReformsA supervisor in San Francisco on Thursday introduced a "carrot and stick" approach to reign in excessive force by the city's police department.
Mayor Lee, Chief Suhr Announce SFPD Reform PackagePolice training will now emphasize the need for time, distance and de-escalation in dealing with armed suspects in an effort to avoid officer-involved shootings like that one that killed Mario Woods in December, San Francisco police and city officials said Monday.
BART Conducting Internal Review Of Naked Acrobat IncidentBART police announced Wednesday that retired Police Chief Patrick Oliver, a leading law-enforcement consultant, will begin an assessment on the department’s reforms this July.
Judge Orders Oakland To Cooperate With Compliance Director On Police ReformsA federal judge has issued an unusual order admonishing Oakland city officials and reminding them that a recently appointed compliance director has broad authority to oversee police reforms.