SFPD Chief Scott fires rookie officer who shot alleged carjacker in Bayview

MISSION LOCAL, 12 MARCH 2018, FEAT. PROF. SETH STOUGHTON:

San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott on Friday fired the rookie cop who, four days into his police career, shot dead an alleged carjacker. In return, the police union fired back a fusillade of its own, accusing Scott of cowardice and political expediency.

Other officers — who would not speak on the record for fear of retribution from the police union — told Mission Local they backed the chief. One emphasized that cops must be held accountable for failing to follow procedures, including warning someone before shooting, and firing through a closed window.

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