Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 3 / 18 January 2018

SF board to vote on resolution supporting transgender East Bay student

Transgender student Jewlyes Gutierrez (Photo: Jo-Lynn Otto)

Transgender student Jewlyes Gutierrez (Photo: Jo-Lynn Otto)

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors will vote Tuesday, February 4 on a resolution calling on the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s office to dismiss battery charges against a transgender high school student.

The DA’s office charged Jewlyes Gutierrez, a 16-year-old sophomore at Hercules Middle/High School, with battery in January after an investigation into a November incident. Three girls who allegedly attacked Gutierrez, meanwhile, have not been charged.

Senior Deputy District Attorney Daniel Cabral has said, “I can’t speak about the case at all.”

The resolution also calls on the DA’s office “to offer community-based alternatives and processes that will ensure accountability, and facilitate and support healing and restoration for the youth involved and impacted” by the incident.

Gay Supervisors David Campos and Scott Wiener, along with Supervisor David Chiu, the board’s president, and Supervisors John Avalos and Eric Mar are sponsoring the resolution.

— Seth Hemmelgarn, January 31, 2014 @ 5:22 pm PST
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