Police Accountability and Public Safety
Join us for the first in a series of fireside chats planned by SVLG’s Racial Justice and Equity portfolio on Police Accountability and Public Safety. These conversations will be rooted in the recent passage of SB2, a bill focused on police accountability, and focus on how the local governments are approaching public safety as people return to work and regular activities following COVID-19 shutdowns.
Our first discussion will be held Tuesday, December 14th, 2021 from 10:00am – 11:00am PST and feature San Francisco’s Chief of Police, William “Bill” Scott, and Antioch’s Mayor Lamar Thorpe.
During this fireside chat, attendees will have the opportunity to hear responses to questions that are top of mind for both members of the business community, nonprofits, and residents, on the subjects of public safety and the future of policing in our cities and communities.
About Lamar Thorpe, Mayor for the City of Antioch
Antioch’s Mayor Lamar Thorpe is at the forefront of conversations regarding both police reform and accountability. Lamar is a proud United States Navy veteran and a graduate of George Washington University in Washington, DC. Today, Lamar serves as Executive Director of the Los Medanos Community Healthcare District in the San Francisco Bay Area. And in 2020, Lamar was elected the 41st Mayor of the City of Antioch, one of California’s oldest cities and fastest-growing in the San Francisco Bay Area with a population of over 115,000 people; Antioch has become the heart of Eastern Contra Costa County, offering a variety of employment, shopping, and vast recreational activities.
About SB 2
SB 2 amends the Tom Bane Civil Rights Act, bringing accountability standards and processes around who is eligible to be a member of the law enforcement community and how serious claims of officer misconduct are investigated and remedied. The bill was signed into law on September 30, 2021, by Governor Gavin Newsom and authored by Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) and Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego).
SVLG was the first and the only major business association in California to publicly endorse SB 2 and issued a press release upon signature.
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