Kaplan has been a consistent and dedicated advocate for independent Police Accountability. In order to build trust and real public safety, we must ensure that the people overseeing allegations of police misconduct are independent of the police department’s chain of command, and can provide independent and fair evaluation. Kaplan has worked extensively with community to craft and advance policies for genuine independent oversight for police policy and conduct matters. Kaplan worked persistently and with numerous stakeholders, successfully obtaining a unanimous vote of the City Council.
Rebecca is the lead author of Oakland’s ballot Measure S1, to provide for the independence of police oversight in Oakland — to help provide trust and accountability. Kaplan worked with the community, stakeholders, and colleagues to win a unanimous Council vote to place this important reform on the ballot. Kaplan has partnered with community to fight for real strategies to stop gun violence, and to ensure police resources are prioritized to stop the flow of illegal guns.