“SFDA filed new charges in 71.79% and took action on 84.64% of them“
A new website portal was created by the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office to track arrests and prosecutions.
The new “SFDA Prosecutions of SFPD Incidents & Arrests” site will provide data on the San Francisco Police Department arrests and those prosecuted by the SFDA, according to CBS SF.
“For example, say a member of the public is interested in learning how many robbery cases law enforcement presented to the SFDA in 2021 and how the SFDA responded to those cases,” read a SFDA statement. “By selecting the appropriate filters, a public user of this dashboard could learn that in 2021 law enforcement presented the SFDA with 280 cases in which robbery was the most serious charge. Of those, the SFDA filed new charges in 71.79% and took action on 84.64% of them.”
Users can also find data on the kind of crimes occurring in the city and how the SFDA’s office handles them. The site allows the public access to detailed criminal justice information such as: incidents, arrests, and prosecutions, and the roles and the legal process between the SFPD and the district attorney’s office reported the article.
“The San Francisco DA’s updated data dashboard is a leap forward in the transparency race that every district attorney in the nation should be running in to improve the criminal justice system,” said Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig.
The SFDA office under head District Attorney Chesa Boudin was the first DA office to provide its prosecution data to the public, in 2019. Currently, Boudin is facing a possible recall election, but his campaign is still dedicated to his office transparency, noted the article.
“My office is committed to transparency and data-driven policies and these new dashboards promote increased public access to criminal justice data,” said Boudin.