Newsom: Appointee hold-up an ‘outrage’ 

“It’s an absolute outrage,” Newsom spokesman Tony Winnicker said about the Board of Supervisors Rules Committee’s decision Thursday not to send to the full board for confirmation the mayor’s reappointment of the President of the Police Commission Joseph Marshall.

Winnicker praised Marshall as “a hero and a leader in the African American community” with one of the most impressive resumes.

It was “inappropriate” and a “misuse of the position” by Campos to hold up Marshall’s reappointment based “on some litmus test he’s trying to impose.”

The criticism continued: “They care nothing about public safety and the real issues facing the police department.”

Supervisors David Campos and Eric Mar took issue with Marshall’s refusal to take a stance on the federal government’s proposed Secure Communities program. Marshall said it’s not for the commission to take a position on it.

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