Gascon’s prostitution announcement pushed to next week 

A big news conference about fighting prostitution on Polk Street scheduled for today was a bit premature. Police Chief George Gascon will instead hold an announcement about the issue next week with a crowd of community members and elected officials.

According to neighborhood groups spanning from lower Polk Street to Russian Hill, prostitution has dramatically increased in the last month. Gascon has taken the opportunity to look at revising The City’s way of dealing with street-level prostitution, by proposing a way to shame publicly those who pay for sex.

The announcement is now expected to be next Tuesday afternoon.

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