Stories about Police Commission

Grassroots uprising calls for defunding police

Hundreds of callers submit hours and hours of testimony on police budget and police staffing levels.

Big reforms could be headed for fall ballot

Measures to tax big real-estate companies, cut the number of sworn cops, put DPW under a commission and create a public advocate will be heard at Rules Committee Thursday.

COVID is devastating the US economy—while the very rich get very richer

Why is this radical economic inequality not at the top of everyone's political agenda—from Joe Biden to Gavin Newsom and London Breed?

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.

Supes reject Police Commission nominee, approve tenant protections

10-1 votes demand stronger reform advocates to oversee the cops and ban evictions for non-payment of rent during the crisis.

Breed’s choices on cops and homeless face challenges

The Agenda: Supes to question Police Commission appointments, COVID housing policies. Plus: a move to let undocumented people serve on commissions and allow young people to vote.

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.

Breed orders repeated homeless sweeps, text messages show

Mayor contacts police chief almost daily to demand that homeless be rousted; 'Find these people someplace to go!'

The Agenda: Saving local journalism ….

... plus the Police Commission and the POA -- and a huge development on the largest piece of available public land in the city.