Scott Shafer, Commonwealth Club of SF: Ask Mirkarimi the burning question:  Do you support the IACP Model Policy?
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Scott Shafer, Commonwealth Club of SF: Ask Mirkarimi the burning question: Do you support the IACP Model Policy?

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      National Organization for Women, San Francisco Chapter

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December 2012

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From National Organization for Women, San Francisco Chapter: Change is in the air! "I am not sure that is a completely thorough misrepresentation" sums up Sheriff Mirkarimi of his responses to your emails! He claimed not to know anything about the model policy talks with the SFPD and he claimed that the IACP policy would not apply to misdemeanors (it certainly does). Most shocking of all he warned that a policy like that would result in the loss of jobs for MANY OFFICERS!?

Scot Shafer should ask the tough questions, including the burning question San Francisco feminists have been asking since domestic charges were brought against Sheriff Mirkarimi: As Sheriff, will you support the adoption of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Model Policy on Domestic Violence (which prohibits persons such as yourself, who have been convicted of domestic violence, from the role of sheriff?) The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) represents the collective wisdom of law enforcement leaders around the world regarding domestic violence: convicted domestic violence offenders should not be permitted to assume gun-toting official roles. Ross Mirkarimi confessed and was convicted of false imprisonment of his wife -- which according to the model policy by the IACP means domestic violence. San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) WAS working with the Sheriff's office to adopt a policy on officers and domestic violence BUT since Mirkarimi returned to office those negotiations have completely stopped. If Ross Mirkarimi is truly going to act as a responsible sheriff, putting San Franciscans above his personal interest, then he should work to adopt the IACP policy even though it would preclude him from being sheriff.

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    • Vickey Monrean ASHEVILLE, NC
      • over 1 year ago

      Because some things are right and some things are just wrong.

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    • linci Comy OAKLAND, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      No one needs a bad cop,judgement is all that stands between justice and vigilantism.

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    • David Thomas COLUMBIA, MD
      • over 1 year ago

      I have done training and policy work on the issue since 1999

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    • Charlotte Tibbs PITTSBURGH, PA
      • over 1 year ago

      And you are what?? Oh, yeah I know. A public SERVANT! the people pay your salary, remember? You took an oath did you not?

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    • Audrey Glickman PITTSBURGH, PA
      • over 1 year ago

      The City of Pittsburgh, pursuant to the diligent and determined advocacy and educational work of a coalition of organizations and individuals, did more than just adopt the IACP policy. We legislated a detailed police policy, so that it could not be changed by future administrations. The legislation is available at http://pittsburgh.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=641777&GUID=C4A5A0C3-3641-4FE5-95FA-FDDBD8A58D08&Options=ID|Text|&Search=violence . We had over four hours of testimony in a City Council hearing covering all sides of this issue, and the result was the overwhelming need for strong action to protect both the citizens and the City itself.

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