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Crime SF officer goes home after protests, only to have his car boosted

18:10  21 june  2020
18:10  21 june  2020 Source:   sfchronicle.com

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Word is one of the San Francisco police brass who was in involved in managing crowd control during the recent George Floyd demonstrations took his police car home, only to have it stolen — along with his riot gear.

a group of people walking in front of a building: People march on Market Street in San Francisco, Saturday, June 13, 2020, at a protest over the Memorial Day death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police. © Jeff Chiu / Associated Press

People march on Market Street in San Francisco, Saturday, June 13, 2020, at a protest over the Memorial Day death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police.

Police spokesman Adam Lobsinger confirmed that on Wednesday. an off-duty officer reported that his unmarked vehicle had been stolen in the Marina District.

According to the police burglary bulletin, the gray, 2017 Ford Fusion was equipped with a police radio and that an SFPD jacket, a 26-inch baton and a riot helmet were inside the vehicle at the time of the theft. There were no firearms in the car, Lobsinger said.

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Protests have erupted in at least 140 cities across the United States in the days after George Floyd, a black man, died in police custody. “We in America should not get used to or accept uniformed service members of any variety having to be put in a position where they are having to secure people inside

Hours after his arrest, the man was taken from his cell to a hospital, where he died. His brother released footage showing police using force while arresting Lopez. In recent days, protests against police brutality have been taking place in a number of countries in the name of their own victims.

The next evening the hot police car was found on the 2800 block of Vallejo Street in Cow Hollow.

“No items appeared to be missing from the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to CSI (crime scene investigation) for processing,” Lobsinger said. “We are not releasing the name of the officer for officer safety purposes.”

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