October 16, 2021

‘The city has been very reckless’: 120 San Francisco police officers in jeopardy of losing their job due to vaccine mandate

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — 100-twenty San Francisco police officers might lose their job if they do not present proof of vaccination by 11:59 Wednesday night time. That features 80 patrol officers right here in the city.

“It’s going to affect every district station in the city,” says San Francisco Police Officers Affiliation vp Tracy McCray. She is describing what she believes will occur if the city of San Francisco goes via with their vaccine mandate for city staff by terminating the 120 officers who have not gotten the vaccine.

“So you’re not going to have the level of officers out there answering calls for service,” says McCray who continued by saying, “Unfortunately we’re going to lose some very good, gifted, very smart, intelligent, young officers.”

San Francisco police officers have till 11:59 Wednesday night time to present proof of vaccination or proof that they’ve obtained at the least one shot. These people then have till November 12 to be absolutely vaccinated.

Mayor London Breed has been vocal concerning the significance of the worker vaccination mandate.

“I had to think about our workforce, I had to think about the public, and what I was subjecting the public to, and it was important for me to make sure that we set an example with our workforce,” she mentioned again in June.

ABC7 Information reached out out to the city Wednesday night time to see if any exceptions or exemptions can be made, however have but to hear again.

These with the Black Employment Alliance imagine this transfer will disproportionally have an effect on many minority households who have already got a mistrust of the vaccine.

“I think the city has been very reckless and irresponsible in the way in which it handled the vaccination mandate from the beginning,” says Dante King with Black Employment Alliance.

The P-O-A says to date no exemptions have been granted to officers for spiritual or medical causes. They need these granted and every day COVID assessments to be accepted.

“We’ve been out there with a lot of other city employees, Day 1 frontline, still trying to do our job and you can’t give us a little bit, a little give and pull, I just think it’s really unfair,” says McCray.