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Candidate Georgette Gómez criticized in new ad campaign

The ad reveals Gomez calling to defund police again in 2020, on the similar time she was getting particular safety by police at her home.

SAN DIEGO — A new campaign ad from the Peace Officers Research Association of California is out, and it’s towards Former San Diego City Councilmember Georgette Gómez. Gomez is working for the eightieth Assembly District towards David Alvarez. The PORAC and San Diego Police Officers Association are backing Alvarez.

The ad reveals Gómez calling to defund police again in 2020 when she was on the San Diego City Council, on the similar time she was getting particular safety by police at her home.

CBS 8 spoke with the cops affiliation they usually offered us the identical papers in the ad. They say they present a number of calls to dispatch, when somebody requested police to return to Gomez’s house .

When CBS 8 spoke with Gómez, she mentioned public security isn’t just about cops or weapons. But the police union says, the calls are for cops and their weapons to return to her home.

President of the San Diego Police Officers Association Jared Wilson says, “It’s just hypocrisy that she is asking for less cops for all us who are suffering from high crime rates, an increase in murders in parks, and she is still calling to defund the police when she got special police protection that a normal resident in her district or anywhere else in San Diego would not have gotten.” 

Wilson says the decision log reveals officers had been sitting in entrance of her home for half-hour at a time. “When you get a black and white sitting in entrance of your home, that is a particular factor that almost all of us don’t get,” Wilson mentioned.

Wilson admits Gómez was not the one council member who had particular safety on the time, however she was probably the most vocal about defunding police. 

“It’s one thing to have a different position and to hold true to what you believe in. To then ask for extra police protection while you are denying it to others is awful,” Wilson mentioned.

CBS 8 spoke to Gómezto discover out what the calls had been about. Gómez says there was a Defund the Police protest, they usually had been focusing on her home.  When requested if folks had been truly protesting exterior her home. Gómez mentioned, “They were coming to my house.”

According to Wilson, police don’t simply present up a home, somebody has to name them. 

“Typically what someone would do they’d have one of their staffers call the police chiefs in that area and ask for extra enforcement or extra patrols or extra things,” Wilson mentioned.

Wilson says union members had been those dispatched to Gómez’s house, and as soon as Gomez moved from that deal with a pair months in the past, they requested the general public paperwork to point out officers had been dispatched to her house.

Gómez tells CBS 8 she didn’t name the police, and he or she would not know if anybody on her employees referred to as the police.

She additionally says public security is greater than cops and weapons. “It’s about investing in our youth. It’s about investing in better education. It’s about housing in our communities that’s affordable,” Gómez mentioned.

When requested if Gómez helps hiring extra police in San Diego as violent crime charges soar. She wouldn’t give a sure or no answer however she did say, “As a victim’s advocate for domestic violence and sexual assault, I understand first hand what it means to not have public safety to not respond to those activities and what it means to the victims.”

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