FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 10, 2022
Valerie Ibarra, SF Public Defender’s Office, Valerie.Ibarra@sfgov.org, (628) 249-7946
Emma Tozer, GLIDE Foundation, firstname.lastname@example.org, (301) 383-3128
City Leaders and Community Advocates To Hold Press Conference Urging an End to Racially-Biased Pretext Stops in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO — On Wednesday, May 11th at 11AM, the Coalition to End Biased Stops, made up of 60 civil rights, traffic safety and community organizations, will hold a virtual press conference to call for an end to racially-biased police traffic stops, also known as “driving/biking/walking while Black or brown.” The press conference will be held in anticipation of the San Francisco Police Commission Meeting on May 11 at 5:30PM where significant changes to the Police Department’s traffic enforcement policies will be introduced.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 11, 2022 from 11:00-11:45am
Facilitated by: Wes Saver & Guled Muse, GLIDE
Mano Raju, San Francisco Public Defender
Shamman Walton, President of the Board of Supervisors, District 10
Connie Chan, Supervisor District 1
Dean Preston, Supervisor District 5
Jesus Yanez, Police Commissioner
Sameena Usman, Council on American-Islamic Relations, SF Chapter
Claire Amable, SF Bicycle Coalition
Phelicia Jones, Wealth and Disparities in the Black Community
This is a virtual press conference.
For press — please join us on Zoom
Meeting ID: 845 2586 6223; Passcode: 911
For the public — the event also will stream live on YouTube.