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SLOPD hosting discussion on hate crimes in community

Posted at 1:45 PM, Jul 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-08 16:28:33-04

A little more than a week after San Luis Obispo police say they arrested a man for threatening to shoot minorities moving into his neighborhood, the department has announced a community meeting to discuss recent incidents of hate crimes and hate speech in the city.

The discussion Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Congregation Beth David will also cover the judicial process. A Q&A portion will be held at the end of the meeting.

Police say they encourage all San Luis Obispo residents to attend.

“There has been so much misinformation floating around social media, and we are excited to provide a venue for people to be educated about hate crimes and the judicial process and to have their questions answered directly by us,” Christine Wallace of the San Luis Obispo Police Department said in a press release.

The synagogue in which the event will be held is located at 10180 Los Osos Valley Road.

To learn more about the meeting, contact Christine Wallace at (805) 781-7186 or email her at

Please join SLOPD for a community meeting next Tuesday, July 9th at 6pm to learn about hate crimes, hate speech and the judicial process.

Posted by San Luis Obispo Police Department on Friday, July 5, 2019