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City College trustee insists he did not call police on protesters outside his home

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With a potential vote on faculty layoffs looming, tensions are mounting among City College of San Francisco students, with a group accusing a gay trustee of calling the cops as they chanted outside his home Thursday — a charge he strongly denied.

Protesters who went to the residence of trustee Tom Temprano May 6 sent out a statement saying he "called cops on students peacefully protesting." Not true, Temprano told the B.A.R. "I wasn't even home," the trustee said May 7. "I wouldn't call the police on peaceful protesters.

Period." Temprano said he was working late at City Hall, where he serves as an aide to gay District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, when students protesting proposed layoffs showed up outside his Castro home.

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