The Police Department’s CompStat process is meant to bring members of the law enforcement community together every two weeks to discuss problems and successes of criminal justice in San Francisco.
It is attended by Police Commission members and the Office of Citizen Complaints. Even the mayor’s office and supervisors show up every now and then for the meetings, which happen every two months.
For months, however, one chair around the table has been conspicuously empty: the District Attorney’s Office. While prosecutors attended some of the first meetings, nobody has showed up in at least two months.
The partnership between prosecutors and police is probably the most important in The City, and the recent scandal about disclosing disciplinary records to attorneys has shown just how poor that relationship can be.