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The community outrage over the San Francisco Police Department’s response to an unsanctioned skateboarding event over the weekend continues.
Community members packed a Police Commission meeting Wednesday. Police and Mayor London Breed maintain that safety was their main priority at the so-called Dolores Park ‘Hill Bomb’ event.
But for those who lined up to speak out at the meeting, including several of the kids who were arrested on Saturday and some of their parents, they said police overstepped a line.
“Protect our young people!” was the rallying cry on the steps of City Hall, outside from where the meeting was held. More than 80 minors and 30 adults were arrested at the unofficial Mission District tradition.
“We’re calling the Police Commission to have an independent community lead investigation,” said Rachel Lederman with Partnership Civil Justice Fund.
Lederman is considering filing a lawsuit on behalf of those detained at the event.