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Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer Says He’ll Unify The City As Mayor; Protestors Call Him Divisive

Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer announced his run for mayor Wednesday as protestors rallied outside his press conference at the Manchester Center. About a dozen protesters chanted “Dyer is a liar” and booed him as he spoke about combatting homelessness, bringing more high-paying jobs to Fresno, and uniting the city. “It’s time we invest in our greatest potential, the people of Fresno, and this is how we are going to overcome the challenges that we face today with homelessness and public safety,” he said. “We are going to invest in our infrastructure in every single part of our city.” At one point, security guards at Manchester shut the doors on protestors who were trying to enter. Some held up signs saying “God said no Dyer” and “Many don’t feel represented by Dyer now. We need someone who represents and protects all of Fresno.” Dyer thanked the protestors, laughing as he called them his “friends outside” and acknowledged it was their right to voice their opinions. “Dyer is pretty much

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