Supes seek consensus on police discipline reform

The Board of Supervisors is taking up an issue near and dear to police Chief George Gascon’s heart, reforming the police disciplinary process to rid the Police Commission of a serious backlog.

Board of Supervisors President David Chiu called for a hearing on a charter amendment that may make it to the June ballot. By most accounts, the system is broken, Chiu said.

Supervisor Sean Elsbernd was quick to point out that he already took up this issue 18 months ago, drafting a charter amendment to change the disciplinary process. He told Chiu on Tuesday that he’d be happy to dust off the old parchment in case Chiu wanted it for a reference in drafting the new one.

The hearing is scheduled for the Public Safety Committee. The Police Commission must also approve any changes. Oh, and Gascon wants it all done by Dec. 15.

 

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