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Officers for Justice Endorses Kamala Harris for Attorney General Peace Officers


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Association comprised of predominantly African American SF cops joins law enforcement leaders across the state backing Harris

Officers for Justice  announced its endorsement of Kamala Harris for Attorney General.

"As a career prosecutor, Kamala Harris knows what it takes to effectively fight crime and keep our streets safe," said Julian Hill, president of Officers for Justice, which since 1971 has been a member of the National Black Police Association. "District Attorney Harris has worked shoulder to shoulder with law enforcement throughout her career, so she understands the challenges police officers face and I know she will be a champion for cops who walk the beat."

Officers for Justice joins California law enforcement leaders such as San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne, San Francisco Sheriff Michael Hennessey, and East Palo Alto Police Chief Ron Davis in supporting Harris' campaign for Attorney General.

As San Francisco's District Attorney, Harris has used her nearly 20 years of prosecutorial experience to focus intensively on fighting violent crime. She increased felony conviction rates, expanded services to victims of crime and their families, created new prosecution divisions focused on child assault, public integrity and environmental crimes, and launched innovative initiatives to prevent re-offending.

This work is paying off--the San Francisco District Attorney's Office has more than doubled its trial conviction rate for gun felonies to 90 percent. Under her leadership, the office has sent 70 percent more serious and violent offenders to State Prison. According to the State of California Department of Justice, the office's overall felony conviction rate is at its highest point in nearly 15 years. Due to the success of her innovative crime-fighting initiatives, Harris recently participated in the White House Conference on Gang Violence Prevention and Crime Control.

For more information on Harris, please visit www.KamalaHarris.org.

Category: Local


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