Our Coalition Demands for Reform
On March 6th, 2017, we delivered our coalition demands for SFPD reform to the Board of Supervisors. These demands remain relevant to the on going reform process. Read the full letter here.
Board of Supervisors (BOS):
In memory and honor of Luís Góngora Pat, killed by SFPD nearly a year ago,
We demand definitive actions from the BOS to ensure an end to police terror against people of color in the City, hold SFPD accountable for harm caused in communities, and restore harmed families and communities,
We demand that the BOS ensure that the SFPD reform effectively and holistically addresses priority areas of reform including Use of Force, Bias, Community Policing Practices, Internal Discipline, Personnel and Departmental Orders and Bulletins,
We demand that the BOS require that best practices in Community Policing Practices be applied to co-define SFPD reform with community input, including co-design of priorities, policies, strategies, processes, systems, expected results, and performance standards,
We demand that the BOS establish a public, transparent and appropriate mechanism for monitoring and evaluating progress towards SFPD reform results and performance standards for priority Areas of Reform,
We demand the BOS tie the SFPD budget (both approval and funds release) to evidence that (a) reform priorities, expected results and performance standards have been established through best standards in Community Policing Practices and (b) milestone results are delivered by SFPD,
We demand that the BOS hold separate hearings to review findings and recommendations related to External Oversight agencies, including the DA, the DPA, the Police Commission, and the need to establish new agencies, task forces and partnerships to raise the transparency and accountability of SFPD.