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SFPD unaccountable, uses ‘stop and frisk,’ D.A.’s panel says

Posted By Paula Collis, Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The San Francisco Police Department has outdated policies, engages in “stop and frisk” tactics on the street that have drawn outrage around the country, and does a poor job tracking officers’ conduct so it can root out problems, according to a blue-ribbon panel of judges created by District AttorneyGeorge Gascón to investigate bias in the police force.

Police officials said they hadn’t seen the panel’s preliminary findings, which were released publicly Monday evening at the African American Art and Culture ComplexMartin Halloran, the head of the police officers union, called the panel’s report an “illegitimate work of fiction” driven by Gascón’s animosity toward police. 

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