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S.F. Police Dept. Use of Force Plummets From Last Year

By Julian Mark, Mission Local

Use of force by S.F. Police Department officers continues on a sharp downward trend, according to recently released use-of-force data.

Citywide, the department continues to disproportionately use force on people of color, specifically African Americans, the numbers show. And, despite the overall downturn in use-of-force incidents, there were four deaths at the hands or under the watch of San Francisco officers in 2017, compared to three in 2016.

For its part, Mission Station has seen a decline in its officers’ use of force, although not as sharp a decline as other districts with similar call volumes, such as Central, Southern and Tenderloin stations.

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