Stories about Police Accountability

Defunding the police: There’s big money there

Even a modest cut in the SFPD budget would free up more than $100 million for other community programs.

Big money from the cops is becoming politically toxic

A way to remove obstacles to reform -- plus a move in SF to start to "defund" the SFPD.

Supes panel rejects Breed’s Police Commission picks

Rules Committee says it's the wrong time for people who are not deeply committed to major reforms.

Before the looting, a peaceful march

Hundreds took to the streets to protest the George Floyd killing.

The Chron’s bizarre (but predictable) attack on Chesa Boudin

A former POA consultant is the only source for a ridiculous headline and a story that makes an ordinary political transition look like a scandal. Why?

Breaking: New dramatic details in Mission police shooting

Victim was working with homeless youth; no clear evidence that he had a weapon.

Deputy Sheriffs Association resorts to bizarre Red Scare tactics in DA race

Union posts a video by the John Birch Society -- that old racist McCarthy-era group that still somehow lives -- to attack Chesa Boudin.

Eight ‘Big Ideas’ at MoveOn Forum

Candidate platforms show how much the politics of the Democratic Party have moved to the left.

Police chief gives up control of Adachi leak investigation

Mayor orders outside review as Chief Scott admits that the raid on a journalist's house may have been improper.

Court to hear arguments on police raid of reporters house

Search that embarrassed the city goes before a judge, leaving City Attorney Dennis Herrera to defend the cops in a pretty indefensible case. Plus: Harvey Milk's birthday events, UCSF and Dignity Health -- and 'politicizing' the Rent Board. That's The Agenda for May 20-26