Monday, February 01, 2016

Blue Chickens Come Home to Roost in San Fran: DOJ launches investigation of SFPD

Blue Chickens Come Home to Roost in San Fran:  DOJ launches investigation of SFPD

Posted by CotoBlogzz
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - The Department of Justice (DOJ) is launching an independent and comprehensive review of the San Francisco Police Department to be conducted by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) through its Collaborative Reform Initiative, according to a DOJ announcement.
The review is in response to requests made by city officials and community members asking that the Justice Department conduct an in-depth look into the use of force policies and practices of the San Francisco Police Department. 
According to Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch.  “In the days and months ahead, we will examine the San Francisco Police Department’s current operational policies, training practices and accountability systems, and help identify key areas for improvement going forward. 
Director Ronald Davis of the COPS Office, the Justice Department agency responsible for collaborative review, and Acting U.S. Attorney Brian J. Stretch of the Northern District of California, were joined by San Francisco city and law enforcement leaders to announce the launch of the collaborative reform process.
Following the assessment, the Justice Department will issue a public report detailing the findings of the assessment, along with specific recommendations for improvement.  The COPS Office will assess progress made in implementing those recommendations over an 18-month period following the initial assessment.  Two progress reports will be released tracking implementation of those recommendations.
The COPS Office is currently providing collaborative reform in Spokane, Washington; Philadelphia; St. Louis County, Missouri; Salinas, California; Fayetteville, North Carolina; Calexico, California; and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and has completed the process in Las Vegas.

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