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New SF Police Unit to Tackle Hate Crimes Against Minority Communities

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The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) has a new unit focused on supporting diverse communities, Mayor London Breed announced last week.

Created under the department’s Community Engagement Division, the Community Liaison Unit specifically aims to help “victims of hate crimes and prejudice-based incidents,” which, for Asian Americans, have gotten worse since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

First Asian American Sheriff Says SF Won’t Help ICE Deport Immigrants

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California’s first Asian American sheriff, Paul Miyamoto, said that the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) will not help federal agents deport undocumented immigrants from the city.

“Our department is not involved in immigration enforcement,” Miyamoto told KTVU2. “We feel that is a federal matter, and our realm of interest is public safety, and you can’t really have a safe community if the community members are afraid to come to us to report crimes.”

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