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 . . .
Wonder if there is a Mr. Heather Fong?
As far as target practice is concerned, I say line ‘er up.
Ok a pic is posted........she’s butt ugly !
Oh look she’s a tin horn 4 star general as well......who’d a thunk it !~
Pompous asshats !
Soldiers are required too pass a PT test and other qualifications regularly. LEO’s should as well if they want too act like soldiers. My distrust for all forms of authority is mounting every day due reports like this . There are awesome , great and good honest LEO’s still in the profession............yet not one way too filter the good from the bad exists. 9 times out of 10 the bad turn in the worst in acts of self preservation . And then and only then do we get too the Prosecutors, DA’s and Judges.
Sad state of the justice system. Enough too make ya want too trust an IRS agent.
Liberal lesbian asian woman affirmative action police chief probably doesn’t like yucky-poo GUNS anyway. What a freaking joke.
“Shes the Chief Diversity Coordinator - what does she need a gun for? ;)”
She needs a gun so that she can shoot any ossifer who refuses to “Embrace Diversity”.
And, without a gun, how can she deal with cynics who define “diversity” as a word derived from “divisive” and “perversity”.
I got a $95 ticket for failure to wear a seatbelt. That has made me a little grumpy.
A strong indicator would be her lack of makeup, and the need to wear four stars.
LOL..... I avoid those revenue fines and and probable cause isses by wearing mine and using cruise control etc so I just stay away from em if at all possible.
Are you sure? We are talking about San Francisco, where things aren't always clear.
Butt ugly! If she was out on the streets as a police officer, she’d frighten people into submission and we wouldn’t need guns!
Does she even know what a gun is for?
Typical Liberal worthless turd slut...hired for her party affiliations and without regard to her incompetence to fulfill the duties of her public office.
What you said... spades
This is that racist wench who used a video made by police - one she didn’t like to fire or reprimand all non-Asian police officers.
Asian police officers who were in the video were not fired, all others - gone.
Can someone get a link to Cohen’s video: ‘A day in the life of Hamster and Big Dummy?’
I was unable to find the video, lots of comments on it. It’s hilarious.
I would have drowned that dog when it was a puppy.
She do seem to be the product of animal husbandry don’t she !
Frau Bluker (Whhhiinney) fer sure !
I bet, she keeps her bullet in her pocket like Barney.
Wait, that is too big to be a bullet.
Bet it is something else.
Wow....that's a quote.