Skip to comments.S.F. police chief has skipped target practice
Posted on 06/08/2008 9:56:12 AM PDT by george76
After being assailed by the police officer whose satiric videos earned him and nearly two dozen others suspensions in 2005, San Francisco Police Chief Heather Fong acknowledged that she has gone years without taking the target practice required for officers who carry guns.
Department rules require all police officers who carry guns to pass shooting range tests every six months...
The issue of Fong's proficiency with a gun was raised last week by Officer Andrew Cohen. He wrote to Police Commission President Theresa Sparks that the chief had gone five years without being certified, which he called "an egregious matter of misconduct."
"I know the chief is busy, and an occasional lapse or non-appearance may be justified," Cohen wrote. "However, 10 consecutive failures to qualify are simply outrageous and insulting to all the men and women of the department."
Cohen, an officer since 1995, ran afoul of the chief and Mayor Gavin Newsom in 2005 after he shot videos showing officers responding to mock calls. One showed a homeless black woman railing against white people after apparently being hit by a patrol car. Another showed an officer ogling a woman he had stopped for a traffic violation.
One officer was shown dressed as a transgender person, and another video showed officers attempting tai chi to vaguely Asian music, then heading into a massage parlor.
Newsom and Fong called a news conference to label the videos as homophobic, sexist and racist, and Fong suspended Cohen and 23 other officers at the Bayview station without pay.
Gary Delagnes, head of the Police Officers Association, said Fong "should have been smart enough to qualify at the range."
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Lead by example or become a socialist democrat ~!
Why does HE need a gun, anyway? After all - San Fran banned them....twice!
Isn’t that so typical of a Liberal? Above the law, beyond the rules, and so Holier Than Thou.
It must be her type of Police Chief that earned the term “Pig”. I disagree with the generalization of the term totally, but sometimes.............
I believe HE is a SHE, Chief Heather Fong.
San Francisco Police Chief Heather Fong is probably better suited to a different occupation.
One where she is paid cash by men named John.
They should probably just take Fong’s weapon away from her, it could save an innocent person from getting hurt.
Why does HE need a gun, anyway? After all - San Fran banned them....twice!But you must see! She's one of the only ones professional enough to carry this Glock Fo'tay....[*]
No, Cheap Leather Thong is the correct pronunciation. ;-)
No problem......I doubt a San Francisco cop has ever fired their weapon at a perp....
The San Fransicko DA would charge them with harassing the perp.
Is Heather Fong ah, well...a diverse person? San Fransicko has so much diversity you know.
Police chief Heather Fong
Democrat, San Francisco
“Police chief Heather Fong
Democrat, San Francisco”
On two counts!
She’s the Chief Diversity Coordinator - what does she need a gun for? ;)
I haven’t seen the gal but if all goes as it does in SF that would have too be “Blind John”........:o)
But yes.....strange that a Sheriff is elected and a Police Chief is appointed.
Chief Heather Fong holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of San Francisco and a Masters degree in Social Work from San Francisco State University.
Not many Social Workers are interested in firearms.
Must be the case with Fong
But . . . guns are icky . . .