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San Francisco police chief reports progress on slate of recommended reforms

A year after the U.S. Department of Justice issued a report criticizing the San Francisco police force’s handling of a variety of issues ranging from antibias training to tracking officers’ use of force, Chief Bill Scott said the department has submitted for approval its adoption of nearly half of 272 reform recommendations. Close to half of the department has undergone use-of-force training that incorporates a new focus on deescalation, crisis intervention and seeking to stop subconscious bias from affecting police work, said the chief, who took command in January.

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