Does the DA’s Office hide data and refuse to be transparent?

Answer

No! Chesa inherited an antiquated case management system that his team has worked diligently to upgrade over the past two years. In fact, he hired Dr. Mikaela Rabinowitz, an expert on criminal justice data, to spearhead that process–which she began working on long before any requests for those data.

The SF DA’s Office is actually one of only three district attorney’s offices out of 58 in California that have publicly-accessible, up-to-date data dashboards. The DA’s Office is a model in data transparency.