SF supervisors OK 2 new police commissioners after discussion on profiling

: sfchronicle – excerpt

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved Mayor London Breed’s two appointments to the Police Commission on Tuesday, despite a number of them saying they were disappointed by the nominees’ imprecise response to a question about a federal terrorism task force…

During the meeting, Supervisor Jane Kim asked if the nominees would support rejoining the Joint Terrorism Task Force, a partnership in which the FBI can direct local police officers to gather intelligence on people during activities such as religious services, protests and political assemblies.

The San Francisco Police Department suspended this collaboration last year amid growing concerns about how the Trump administration would use the task force.

Both Brookter and Taylor said they wouldn’t support racial profiling, but would need more time to sit down with community members before making a decision about rejoining the task force… (more)



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