SF police expand 'safe zones' after attack on transgender woman

April 15, 2013 6:13:17 PM PDT
San Francisco police are expanding "safe zones" within the city after an attack on a transgender woman.

The police department already designated its district stations as "safe zones." These are places members of the lesbian and gay community can go for help if they are beaten or harassed.

Police say some are afraid to report crimes against them because they may be undocumented or don't trust the police.

"Anybody that has a problem. Anybody that has a concern. You need to come forward and put your faith in us. We will not betray that trust," Chief Greg Suhr said.

On April 1, a transgender woman was hit in the head by two attackers near the 16th Street BART station.

That has Suhr asking local businesses to also create "safe zones" at their establishments.


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