OPD quietly shut down its license plate reader system in February, but officials are pushing for more cameras.
OPD says it never followed San Francisco’s controversial practice of using DNA to ID survivors as criminal suspects. A new policy may ensure it never does.
The mayor announced the requests to Newsom on Tuesday, saying they are needed to combat crime.
Frequent disputes with police over records has begun to wear on the volunteer board leading the commission chair to sue the city.