In response to a series of scandals in the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD), the District Attorney created the Blue Ribbon Panel on Transparency, Accountability and Fairness in Law Enforcement. The Panel’s report in July 2016 was a thorough and harsh assessment of a broad range of issues in the SFPD, including the lack of openness and transparency, inadequate investigations and discipline of officer misconduct, the lack of a commitment to community policing, and the adverse effect of the officer police union on standards of accountability.

Read the Blue Ribbon Panel report here.