New chief wants amnesty for some officers

August 28, 2009 12:44:41 PM PDT
San Francisco Police Chief George Gascon is proposing an amnesty program that would allow the dismissal of discipline cases against dozens of police officers.

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According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the new chief says he wants to see the majority of roughly 75 discipline cases pending before the police commission dropped.

Gascon says the cases involve charges of minor misconduct. They include inappropriate language, being discourteous or failing to properly fill out a police report.

The chief says cases involving more serious complaints including harassment or use of unnecessary force would be pursued and could end in termination.

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