Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 11 / 15 March 2018

DeJesus set to keep SF Police Commission seat

Petra DeJesus. Photo: Rick Gerharter

Petra DeJesus. Photo: Rick Gerharter

Lesbian attorney Petra DeJesus has essentially won her bid to keep her seat on the San Francisco Police Commission.

DeJesus, whose most recent term expired April 30 after 12 years on the police oversight panel, is now the only applicant who will be going before the Board of Supervisors Rules Committee today (June 8).

[Update]: The Rules Committee voted 2-1 in favor of DeJesus Thursday. Her application is expected to go before the full board June 20. [End update]

Maxwell Pritt, an Oakland attorney, had been seen as another contender, but Rules Committee Clerk Derek Evans said Tuesday that Pritt never actually completed his application and dropped out Monday.

Labor leader Olga Miranda, whose candidacy had been pushed by Supervisor Ahsha Safai, the Rules Committee chair, withdrew her application last week. Miranda has allegedly been verbally and physically abusive to people that she’s worked with over the years, and many had criticized the fact she’d moved to San Francisco just before applying to the Police Commission.

Supervisor London Breed, the board’s president, had been the only supervisor to publicly join Safai in supporting Miranda.

Applicants for the Police Commission have to go the Rules Committee first, and two of the three supervisors on the committee have already said they’re backing DeJesus.

— Seth Hemmelgarn, June 8, 2017 @ 12:51 pm PST
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