The San Francisco Police Department has released internal files in just five cases since Senate Bill 1421 went into effect at the beginning of January. In each of the cases dating from 2010 to 2015, the officers involved shot at a suspect and were found to have acted within department policy.
The small number of disclosures has prompted the Public Defender’s Office to repeatedly chastise the department at Police Commission meetings. On Wednesday evening, the office was expected to return with about two dozen people who will call on the SFPD to expedite the release of records.
SB 1421 was intended to shed light on officer misconduct