SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Fewer San Francisco police may be responding to calls about the homeless following the passing of a resolution Wednesday evening by the city’s police commission.
Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution that urges San Francisco city officials to form a working group to come up with an alternative to a police response, which is “not working,” Kelley Cutler, human rights organizer with the Coalition on Homelessness, said.READ MORE: Support for Windsor Mayor Crumbles as Details of Alleged Sexual Misconduct Emerge
“So this (resolution) is moving in the right direction and away from the status quo,” Cutler said.READ MORE: Hundreds at Bay Area Rallies March to Support Asian Americans
Joe Wilson agreed. Wilson is the executive director of Hospitality House, advocates for building community strength to foster self-sufficiency. Wilson said they are “thrilled” that the commission is “calling on City leaders to develop an alternative response” to police.
He said researchers and community leaders have pointed out that a police response is “ineffective and inhumane.” Police Chief Bill Scott was in attendance at the meeting.MORE NEWS: Former Sebastopol Mayor Arrested on Suspicion of Sexual Assault Against a Minor
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