SF man arrested in aggravated assault of commissioner-at-large Greg Chew, police say

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Monday, August 8, 2022
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Police arrested 34-year-old Derrick Yearby in connection with the assault on 70-year-old City Commissioner-at-large Greg Chew.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- San Francisco police announced on Sunday that they made an arrest in connection with an unprovoked beating of longtime public servant Greg Chew.

We first brought you the story about the injuries 70-year-old Greg Chew suffered after he was attacked near his South of Market Area home at 3rd and Folsom Streets.

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Chew was hit in the face, kicked and beaten.

On Sunday morning, police took 34-year-old Derrick Yearby into custody in connection with the Aug. 2 attack.

"Fortunately in this incident, there was good photos and video," said SFPD public information officer Kathryn Winters. "Officers in this incident were able to locate and identify this suspect fairly quickly. So some great officers out there in the field doing good police work."

Chew has served on several city commissions and is a longtime San Francisco resident.

Yearby has been booked into the San Francisco county jail on felony assault charges.

He is not facing a hate crime charge.

Police still considers this case to be an open investigation despite the arrest. Anyone with more information is encouraged to call the SFPD Tip Line at 415-575-4445.

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