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June 7, 2016 — California Primary Election
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City and County of San Francisco
Proposition D - Majority Approval Required

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Election Results

Passing

194,462 votes yes (80.92%)

45,838 votes no (19.08%)

Initiative Ordinance: Office of Citizen Complaints Investigations
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Shall the Ordinance amending the Administrative Code to require the Office of Citizen Complaints to investigate all officer-involved shootings be adopted?

What is this proposal?

Measure Details — Official information about this measure

YES vote means

A “YES” Vote Means: If you vote “yes,” you want the OCC to investigate any incident occurring within the City in which a San Francisco police officer fires a gun killing or physically injuring someone.

NO vote means

A “NO” Vote Means: If you vote “no,” you do not want to accept this addition to the current law.

Summary

Ballot Simplification Committee

Digest by the Ballot Simplification Committee

The Way It Is Now: The City’s Office of Citizen Complaints (OCC) is responsible for investigating complaints of San Francisco police misconduct. The OCC does not investigate complaints filed by police officers against other police officers. It is not required to investigate incidents involving police officers if no one files a complaint.

The Proposal: Proposition D would require the OCC to investigate any incident occurring within the City in which a San Francisco police officer fires a gun killing or physically injuring someone, even if no one files a complaint.

Financial effect

City Controller

Controller’s Statement on “D”

City Controller Ben Rosenfield has issued the following statement on the fiscal impact of Proposition D:

Should the proposed initiative ordinance be approved by the voters, in my opinion, it would have a minimal effect on the cost of government. 

The ordinance requires that the Office of Citizen Complaints (OCC) investigate all incidents in which a uniformed police officer discharges a weapon resulting in injury or death. Over the most recent five year period, there have been approximately 31 such incidents and eight complaints related to them. If officer-involved shooting incidents continue at similar rates as in prior years, approximately six additional investigations would be required each year.

The salary and benefit cost for an OCC investigator ranges up to approximately $140,000 depending on their experience and seniority. The overall budget for the OCC was approximately $5 million as of the fiscal year 2015–2016 budget. The ordinance requirements can be expected to also increase some administrative and training costs for the agency.

Published Arguments — Arguments for and against the ballot measure

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