Former Police Commissioner Angela F. Chan is a senior staff attorney managing the Criminal Justice Reform Program at Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus. She represents immigrant families who have youth caught in the juvenile justice system and youth who are harassed or discriminated against in the K-12 public education system because of race, ethnicity and other protected categories.
KPFA Evening News, 05.03.2014
San Francisco Police Commissioner and immigrant rights attorney Angela Chan needed six of eleven votes to be re-appointed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors earlier this week, but she was defeated 7 to 4 in a surprising, unexplained power play, even though Supervisors had only positive words for her performance while in session.
Chan was one of three Commissioners appointed by the Board; the other four are appointed by the mayor. Supervisors Avalos, Campos, Mar, and Yee all voted to reappoint Chan; Supervisors Breed, Chiu, Farrell, Kim, Tang, and Weiner against.
KPFA spoke to Angela Chan about why she was ousted.