Emma Tozer, GLIDE Foundation,, (301) 383-3128

Jessie Seyfer, San Francisco Public Defender’s Office,, (415) 851-2212 


City Leaders, Traffic Safety Advocates and Civil Rights Orgs To Hold Press Conference Urging Police Commissioners to End Racially-Biased Traffic Stops in San Francisco 

SAN FRANCISCO — On Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 10 a.m., the Coalition to End Biased Stops, made up of more than 110 civil rights attorneys, traffic safety groups, policy think tanks, and community organizations and advocates, will hold a press conference at San Francisco’s City Hall 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 Jan. 11, at 5:30 p.m., where Commissioners will cast a historic vote on significant changes to the Police Department’s traffic enforcement policies. Should the Commissioners vote to adopt these changes, the new set of rules would be the most comprehensive policy in the country to address racially-biased traffic stops. 

WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.


Facilitated by: Miguel Bustos, GLIDE

Confirmed speakers:

Mano Raju, San Francisco Public Defender

Dean Preston, Supervisor District 5

Shamann Walton, Supervisor District 10

Max Carter-Oberstone, San Francisco Police Commissioner

Kevin Benedicto, San Francisco Police Commissioner 

John Hamasaki, former Police Commissioner

Claire Amable, SF Bicycle Coalition

Brian Cox, San Francisco Public Defender’s Office

Saundra Haggerty, GLIDE 

Tracey Mixon, Coalition on Homelessness

Yoel Haile, ACLU of Northern California

Rigo Gomez, Community Resource Initiative


City Hall front steps

1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl
San Francisco, CA 94102

In the event of severe weather: Room 278 – City Hall



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