#SFPD scrambles to crush watchdog

The recent and abrupt resignation of the head of San Francisco’s police watchdog agency leaves the newly empowered Department of Police Accountability leaderless at a time when its oversight is key to keeping the Police Department on track.

No surprise here. The police unions hate oversight.

The department, formerly known as the Office of Citizen Complaints, is a more than three-decade-old investigative agency that looks into complaints of police misconduct. Last year, voters approved a name change and gave it new powers to not only investigate police shootings but also to audit the department.

Read the whole story in the San Francisco Examiner


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