Walker sworn in to SF police panel

  • by BAR staff
  • Wednesday July 20, 2022
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Photo: Courtesy SF Mayor's office
Photo: Courtesy SF Mayor's office

Debra Walker, left, was sworn in to the San Francisco Police Commission July 15 by Mayor London Breed. As the Bay Area Reporter previously reported, Walker's appointment to the powerful panel was approved 8-3 by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors at its July 12 meeting. Walker, a lesbian and artist who previously served on the arts commission and the building inspection commission, returns out representation to the police commission, which hasn't had an LGBTQ representative on it since the resignation of Petra DeJesus, a lesbian and attorney, on April 30, 2021.

Breed stated in a news release that Walker has "dedicated her career to serving the people of our city and has a deep understanding of the challenges we are facing." Walker stated that she's looking forward to working with her fellow commissioners, the newly appointed district attorney, the mayor, and community members to make the city's streets safer. Walker replaces Malia Cohen, a former supervisor and current elected member of the state Board of Equalization who is running for state controller in the November election.

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