Statement of San Francisco Chief of Police William Scott on the Dec. 31 Fatal Hit and Run at Mission and Second Streets 21-001(a)

Chief Scott, William

“At the San Francisco Police Department, our hearts go out to the families of the victims in last evening’s fatal hit-and-run incident at Mission and Second Streets. This senseless tragedy shouldn’t have happened. I commend the work San Francisco police officers have done to arrest and hold this individual accountable for his criminal conduct, and for the heroic work our members do every day on hundreds of cases like it. I’m also proud to lead a department that has been unflinching in embracing accountability. At the San Francisco Police Department, we take responsibility whenever we fall short of expectations. That’s an approach every element of our criminal justice system needs to embrace. We must all be held equally accountable for the decisions we make, because they can have serious implications for the safety of those we serve. San Franciscans deserve nothing less, and that’s what they’re demanding from all of us in the criminal justice system."

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