Supervisors back call to push reforms in police contract


Several city supervisors have sided with advocates in their call for San Francisco to include a commitment to police reform in a new contract with the police union that could cost The City millions more annually.

All three supervisors at a Board of Supervisors committee hearing Wednesday backed advocates urging Mayor Mark Farrell to use the contract as leverage against the San Francisco Police Officers Association. But the hearing fell short of answering exactly how the reforms could be embedded in the contract.

“We are in the midst of a national public conversation about police reform and I think it would be negligent for us to ignore that reality as we move through negotiations,” said Supervisor Malia Cohen, who led the hearing alongside mayoral candidates and supervisors London Breed and Jane Kim.

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