Black History Month Event Honoring African American Law Enforcement Officers Caught Up in Local Politics

9:17 am UPDATED: To include a statement from Geneviéve Jones-Wright

Here’s what we know: An event honoring past and present police officers planned for Saturday, February 24 at the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation didn’t happen as scheduled.

The keynote speaker for the event was to be public defender Geneviéve Jones-Wright, whose candidacy for County District Attorney has provoked a strongly negative response from the law enforcement establishment.

City Council candidate Monica Montgomery and black community activists have announced plans to address the circumstances surrounding the Black History Month event at San Diego City Hall prior to a Council meeting that includes confirmation of a new Chief of Police.   

The party line inside the department, I’m told, is the Black…

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