Subject: POLICE CHIEF GASCON APOLOGIZES TO MIDDLE EASTERN COMMUNITIES FOR COMMENTS MADE (10-036)
Police Chief George Gascón would like to apologize to those in the Arab, Middle Eastern, and Muslim communities who were offended by his comments yesterday. Chief Gascón did not intend to upset the community and he his mindful of the importance of cultural sensitivity, not only here in San Francisco, but nationally. The Chief and members of the San Francisco Police Department would also like to wish those of you who celebrate, a very happy Persian New Year.
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