Edwin M. Lee

S.F. police chief quits amid growing scandals and the latest officer-involved shooting

S.F. police chief quits amid growing scandals and the latest officer-involved shooting

San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr stepped down Thursday at the request of the city’s mayor, hours after a police officer fatally shot an unarmed black woman -- the latest in a series of scandals that have rocked the department, prompting a federal probe and public demand for reform.

In an announcement that caught many residents off guard, Mayor Edwin Lee said he met with Suhr and asked for his resignation after learning of the deadly shooting of a black woman in the Bayview neighborhood earlier in the day.

Lee had previously expressed confidence in Suhr, praising the chief for understanding the need for reform, even as public calls had mounted for...

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