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Your Call: Reforming the San Francisco Police Department

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On the May 26th edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about what it will take to reform San Francisco’s police department. 

Last Thursday, a San Francisco police sergeant shot and killed Jessica Williams, an unarmed 29 year-old black woman. It was the SFPD's third fatal shooting in six months. Hours later, San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr resigned at the request of Mayor Ed Lee. 

What happens now? What concrete reforms would you like to see? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.


John L. Burris, civil rights attorney with the Law Offices of John L. Burris

Rebecca S. Young, San Francisco Deputy Public Defender and senior trial attorney 

Adriana Camarena, writer and co-founder of the Justice for Alex Nieto Coalition

Web Resources:

San Francisco Public Defender Office

John L. Burris Law Offices: Police Misconduct

Justice for Alex Nieto


Oakland Community Organizations: Live Free Program

The Hill: Calling all mayors: This is what police reform should look like

San Francisco Chronicle: Woman killed by SF police sergeant IDd as Jessica Williams, 29

San Francisco Chronicle: Friends describe woman shot by police as ‘mellow’

San Francisco Chronicle: SF’s next police chief faces mountain of challenges

Democracy Now: Death by Gentrification: Alex Nieto Killed by Hail of Police Bullets in a Changing San Francisco

The Guardian: Death by Gentrification: the killing that shamed San Francisco

48 Hills: The Nieto trial: 59 shots — and big questions