- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco lawmakers have rejected a resolution urging police reforms in the wake of recent grand jury decisions not to indict white officers who killed unarmed black men in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York.

Only four members of the 11-person San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday supported the non-binding resolution, which drew the ire of the city’s police union. The resolution was introduced by Supervisor John Avalos and alleged racial bias among police and a broken justice system.

The president of the San Francisco Police Officers Association wrote Avalos a letter accusing the supervisor of using exaggerated and inflammatory rhetoric.

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