Gascon calls on civil rights expert for help

Police Chief George Gascon is putting together a workgroup to look at the entire promotional process within the SFPD, and he’s bringing in some high-profile help to do it.

Constance “Connie” Rice, a civil rights attorney in Los Angeles known for fighting police misconduct and race and sex discrimination, could be leading that team. Read her bio here.

The goal is to have a different testing process for the next promotional exam, a captain’s test, in October, 2010. Some officers, such as the four-decade old group, Officers for Justice, have long complained that promotions at the SFPD don’t encourage racial diversity.

By the time we get to October of 2010 there will be a more thoughtful exam with “clear cut offs,” Gascon told the Police Commission Wednesday. Currently, officers who take promotional exams end up on a promotions list no matter how bad they scored. 

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