Slaughter is a partner in the private San Francisco law firm Keker & Van Nest and has “extensive experience in complex civil and white collar criminal matters,” according to the firm.
Newsom said in a statement that Slaughter’s legal experience “will be a tremendous resource to the Police Commission.”
Slaughter previously served on the San Francisco Taxi Commission, to which he was also appointed by Newsom.
The police commission works with the chief of police to set policy and also conducts disciplinary hearings for officers accused of misconduct.
Four members are appointed by the mayor and three by the Board of Supervisors.
The Board of Supervisors still has to approve Slaughter’s nomination.
Carol Kingsley, another recent Newsom appointment, was approved by the board and sworn in Aug. 3.