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SFPD admits error after deadnaming trans woman

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It was four years ago that the San Francisco Police Commission unanimously passed a policy mandating that police respect a person's pronoun choices.

It's a policy that seems to be working well but, even in the best of circumstances, mistakes happen.Last week, during an alleged abduction case involving a young transwoman near San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf on March 7, San Francisco Police Department Special Victims Unit put out a news release offering details about the woman's disappearance.

In a move that prompted immediate criticism, the release deadnamed the victim, as well as placed her name in quotation marks.

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