Latino leader says community left out of San Francisco police chief search 

Did the Police Commission snub the Latino community because they didn’t hold a meeting to hear what they wanted in a police chief?

Jim Salinas, a former police commissioner and head of SF Latino Democratic Club, seems to think so. On Wednesday he called out the commission for not holding a meeting in the Mission District.

“I want to emphasize more than anything the heartbreak and the feeling of disrespect that this commission chose not to come into the Latino community and hear our issues,” Salinas said.

Commission President Thomas Mazzucco pointed out that the three meetings that were held were spaced out evenly through The City, in the Bayview, on Market Street near the Mission District and in the Sunset.

“Just so you know, we picked three locations for geographical reasons,” Mazzucco said. “There was no meaning for any disrespect of any community.”

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