The Philadelphia Police Advisory Commission (P.A.C.) is the official civilian oversight agency of the city of Philadelphia for the Philadelphia Police Department. The general mission of the commission is to improve the relationship betwen the police department and the community. The commission, in diversity of composition and in its functioning, is intended to represent the external point of view of the Philadelphia citizenry. However, the commission does not have full time Spanish speaking staff to interview or interpret for Spanish speaking American complainants/victims of police abuse. Having a Latino representative for the third largest population in the city will enhance the P.A.C. because the community will identify and feel that they have a better opportunity to access the resources they need, as it relates to the P.A.C. Please sign the following petition and urge the Mayor and the members of Philadelphia City Council to make the P.A.C. fully accesible to the Latino citizenry of Philadelphia.
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