Salisbury, Lois: Officers for Justice


Lois Salisbury: The Officers for Justice Case was in its early stages when I joined as a third-year law student. At that moment of time the particular issue that was in the forefront was the question of women joining the ranks of the San Francisco Police Department. San Francisco didn’t permit women to even apply which really set them quite behind other metropolitan police forces around the country. Washington D.C., Los Angeles, New York, Boston all already had women on patrol, but San Francisco and those that were responsible for its decision-making had dug in their heels and said we don’t want women on patrol in San Francisco. I walked in at that moment which could not have been a more opportune moment in time because I had come to law school to do civil rights. That’s what I wanted to do, and I walked in when the case was hot and there was much going on.


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The Moscone oral history interviews are part of the George Moscone Collection, MSS 328.

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