A ballot measure that would remove the arbitrary mandate requiring San Francisco to have at least 1,971 sworn officers on the police force has passed.

Proposition E, from Board of Supervisors President Norman Yee, had 238,319, or nearly 72 percent, of votes in returns released early Wednesday morning. The measure requires a simple majority to pass.

The measure removes the staffing requirement embedded in the City Charter, the San Francisco Examiner reports.

Under Proposition E, the Chief of Police would provide a report to the Police Commission that evaluates the current number of full-duty sworn police officers and the number of officers recommended in the future. The Police Commission would hold a public hearing on the report, Ballotopedia reports.

 

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