Police commission shake up could have immediate, drastic impact on SFPD policy
A shake up in the San Francisco Police Commission Tuesday night could have an immediate effect on setting department policy.
It came as a result of a decision by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to not reappoint two commissioners, Joe Marshall and Sonia Melara.
There are already two other vacancies on the seven-member commission, leaving just three sitting commissioners. That’s not enough for a quorum to decide on policies such as use-of-force or to take up disciplinary cases.
Mayor Mark Farrell had asked for the re-appointments of Marshall and Melara on Tuesday, saying, “I am extremely disappointed that the Board of Supervisors decided to politicize the appointment process of the Police Commission at such a crucial time in our city.”Report a Typo