Monday, April 11, 2016

DA Gascon's Cop Panel = 8 Law Firms & 40 Attorneys

While corrupt San Francisco district attorney George Gascon hasn't indicted a single killer-cop for taking the lives of civilians during his tenure, he's established his own panel to allegedly look into police misconduct over naughty emails.

The panel's purpose is really to buff up Gascon's credentials to be appointed California attorney general if Kamala Harris wins her U.S. Senate race in November.

My recent public records request to Gascon forced him to release a four-page memo from the nonprofit PolicyLink organization based in Oakland that's taking care of administrative duties.

As with any nonprofit, the ultimate work of PolicyLink is feather their own nest. The memo reveals how the administrators want to restore trust in San Francisco's law enforcement agencies, good luck with that, and PolicyLink will use their work to "share this deeper knowledge with partners working toward justice in policing across the country."

Yeah, whatever with reforming cops across America. I'd just a decent San Francisco district attorney who isn't corrupt and with minimal political ambitions who indicts cops when they fatally shoot civilians.

This just shows how the panel is not just to advance the career of Gascon but keep the PolicyLink folks in business advising other law enforcement agencies and keeping the grants flowing to them.

The memo also explains that the DA's office has eight law firms and over forty attorney's performing pro bono work for them. Why can't Gascon and his panel find such resources and staff-time of lawyers to work on indicting killer-cops?

All the private grant money raised by PolicyLink, hours of staff-time of folks at Gascon's office, eight law firm and dozens of lawyers conducting research - all for a bunch of naughty emails that are so old the DA can't use them to indict any bad cops.

Gascon is getting no calls to be transparent and accountable about this b.s. panel from inept progressive leader and writer Tim Redmond.

He recently wrote about a hearing of the panel and raised no qualms about how it was picked and is controlled by the DA. Redmond thinks something may come of it, haha, he liked one of the panelists when he was a sitting judge, oh my, and he hopes their recommendations are made public.

No questions from Redmond about lack of a web site about the panel, who's funding it, who sets the agenda, where to find its agendas and minutes, supporting documents and since he wrote the above, no followup on the meeting he was promoting.

With a free pass for corrupt Gascon from the likes of Redmond, no wonder the DA faces little accountability.

Read the full four-page PolicyLink memo here.

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