SAN FRANCISCO – The mayor of San Francisco plans to announce that he has chosen a veteran Los Angeles deputy chief to lead the city of the police, which is under the microscope after a series of racially charged incidents.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports Mayor Ed Lee announced Tuesday that he has hired 52-year-old William Scott to lead the police department.
Scott, who is African-American, is a 25-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, and the heads of the department of 1700-member South Bureau.
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Former Chief Greg Suhr stepped down in May after the assembly of the press.
Lee forced Suhr to resign after police fatally shot two minority suspects, the wearing of knives, than transcripts surfaced showing officers using racial slurs in text messages and a young black woman who was shot dead as the police tried to pull her from a stolen car.