News: Chief Suhr declares why he can’t reveal officer names (1010AM Hecho en California)

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THIS POST WAS UPDATED Dec. 4, 2014

to include audio of Chief Greg Suhr on 1010AM Hecho en California (bilingual radio show) on November 12, 2014. After the Court denied the City’s request for an unusual protective order on the names of the officers, the City proceeded to fight this decision by insisting that the threat is “credible.” You be the judge…


Link: https://m.soundcloud.com/justice4alexnieto/chief-greg-suhr-11122014-on-1010am-hecho-en-california

Minute 15:26 Suhr begins to address Alex Nieto case
Minute 16:08 Greg Suhr gives reason why he can’t reveal names of officers who killed Alex Nieto
Minute 16:36 Greg Suhr says last they know person who made threat is out of country
Minute 17:23 Greg Surh again explains threat that is reason why he can’t reveal names
Minute 17:56 Greg Suhr says that threat was made on social media
Minute 18:12 Greg Suhr that they have “the threat” and that is why they know who made threat
Minute 18:46 Greg Suhr repeats that the information they have is that person is out of country. Host Marcos Gutierrez questions whether that means threat is removed. Greg Suhr answers “except for how long it would take to fly back into country which is a matter of hours.” (which makes us think SFPD knows exactly where he is…)
Minute 20:30 Host Marcos Gutierrez asks when names will be revealed
Minute 20:42 Greg Suhr says he would like to make names public sooner rather than later
Minute 21:42 Greg Suhr says that asking about the status of the threat is the first question he asks every Monday morning and every Friday before he leaves
Minute 21:59 Host Marcos Gutierrez asks again whether “the decision” to reveal names is exclusively up to Chief Suhr, and Suhr answers yes
Minute 22:59 Greg Suhr says he hopes to make the names public in aprox 30 days, hoping threat is resolved by then

ORIGINAL POST BELOW

Today Chief Greg Suhr was a guest on the bilingual Spanish-English radio show 1010AM Hecho En California hosted by Marcos Gutierrez with Isabel Gutierrez. Marcos Gutierrez asked Chief Greg Suhr why he has not revealed the names of the officers involved in Alex Nieto’s shooting, and Chief Suhr responded that soon after Alex was killed a credible threat by a “violent person” was made on “social media” to kill the officers involved upon knowing their names.

This is not a credible threat. Does Chief Suhr think we’re idiots? This threat is not credible considering that the “threat” was made:

1. Nearly 8 months ago (just after Alex was killed.)

2. On “social media” (eg. facebook or twitter) where meaningless blather and attention-seeking is a daily thing.

3. By a person who Chief Suhr describes as living outside of the USA, and

(a) who could not exact a threat without making an effort to travel back in country,

(b) who police are keeping tabs on in case he should come in country, and

(c) who most likely was talking out of his butt when he made this “social media” threat.

This meaningless and difficult to carry out “threat” is the reason why Chief Suhr denies responding to nearly eight months of public and peaceful demands for basic facts, such as names of officers involved, original 911 call, police reports, and witness statements.

So, what part of this social media threat is credible?

None of it. Once again, police version of events are impossible to believe and SFPD’s lack of transparency and accountability is not only shocking, but an insult to public intelligence and community demands.

We’ll just laugh and cry over this one together.

The interview with Chief Greg Suhr for Nov. 12, 2014 can be found on http://www.hechoencalifornia1010.com/

9 thoughts on “News: Chief Suhr declares why he can’t reveal officer names (1010AM Hecho en California)

  1. […] The City will likely try to fight this decision, so we need to keep demanding transparency, starting with the NAMES OF THE OFFICERS WHO KILLED ALEX NIETO and all other officers involved during the shooting and post-shooting of Alex Nieto. Listen to Chief Suhr explain the “threat” that for now nearly nine months has impeded th… […]

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  2. CONTRACT YOUR SENATORS, MAYOR, CONGRESSMAN, AND GOVERNOR**
    TELL THEM YOU WANT A LAW THAT STATES THAT POLICE OR ANYONE WITH A BADGE AND A GUN MUST :

    ****THEY SHOULD NOT BE THE ONES THAT INVESTIGATE THEMSELVES******

    THEY WILL NEVER ADMIT TO WRONG DOINGS ONLY COVERING THEM UP!
    1. NEED OUTSIDE AGENCY TO INVESTIGATE POLICE

    2. EACH OFFICER SHOULD HAVE TO GET PROFESSION INDEMNITY INSURANCE OR LOOSE THEIR JOB.
    THIS WILL MAKE THE OFFICER RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS ABUSE OF THE LAW INSTEAD OF TAX PAYERS!

    3. TAKE THE CONTROL AWAY FROM THEIR UNION

    4. PROTECT ANY OFFICER THAT GIVES EVIDENCE THAT OTHER OFFICERS ARE BREAKING THE LAW.

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  3. THIS NEEDS TO BE DONE** A LAW THAT PROTECT CITIZENS BY CLEANING UP THE POLICE DEPARTMENT
    YOU MUST DEAL WITH INCIDENCES OF POLICE CORRUPTION AND BRUTALITY!

    1. Strengthen the selection process and psychological screening process for police recruits. Police departments are simply a microcosm of the greater society. If your screening standards encourage corrupt and forceful tendencies, you will end up with a larger concentration of these types of individuals;

    2. Provide ongoing, examples-based training and simulations. Not only telling but showing police officers how they are expected to behave and react is critical;

    3. Require community involvement from police officers so they know the districts and the individuals they are policing. This will encourage empathy and understanding;

    4. Enforce the laws against everyone, including police officers. When police officers do wrong, use those individuals as examples of what not to do – so that others know that this behavior will not be tolerated. And tell the police unions and detective endowment associations they need to keep their noses out of the justice system;

    5. Support the good guys. Honest cops who tell the truth and behave in exemplary fashion should be honored, promoted and held up as strong positive examples of what it means to be a cop;

    6. Last but not least, police cannot police themselves. Develop permanent, independent boards to review incidents of police corruption and brutality—and then fund them well and support them publicly. Only this can change a culture that has existed since the beginnings of the modern police department.

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  4. […] Alex’s ninth month anniversary of homicide by SFPD is on Winter Solstice, Sunday, December 21st. This will indeed be the longest and darkest night of the year for his family: Alex won’t be home for the holidays, while SFPD and the City continue their cover-up campaign of his killing with an atrocious lack of transparency. Read more here… […]

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  5. […] The POA, and for that matter SFPD, also failed to address the extreme lack of transparency in hiding the names of the officers involved in the shooting of Alex Nieto after nearly 9 months since he was killed. Every name of every officer ever involved in a shooting in San Francisco is public information, except for the names of the officers who shot Alex Nieto. A recent CA Supreme Court decision ruled that releasing the names of officers cannot be denied, unless there is an exceptional reason. The reason publicly given by Chief Suhr for withholding names (and now defended by the City Attorney… […]

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  6. A young man of San Francisco and of good repute is walking to work unarmed, except for a licensed and holstered taser carried as part of his job equipment as a private guard at famous El Toro Club. Next we hear, nameless parties have shot him 14X with powerful firearms and with obviously fatal results. Is this a “killing”, like a farmer’s wife might kill a chicken for dinner? Or like someone in so many countries around the world might in lawful self-defense kill an invading U.S. or an Israeli soldier who was threatening his home? Prima facie the case of Alex Nieto on Bernal Heights in San Francisco = murder under color of law. I hereby again charge that Mayor Ed Lee, District Attorney (and ex-top cop) George Gascon and Police Chief Greg Suhr, among others, have all made themselves accomplices after the fact to this most wicked crime. By so doing they have put at risk the life of every honest person in the City, since these mad butchers with badges (and my sincere apologies to the legitimate trade for this alliteration) violently claim by their misdeed to be able to murder again with impunity whenever they wish. Moreover we see that this murder fits very smoothly into a national and also into a world pattern, as the burning names of Ferguson and Gaza testify. Do we go further into the matter, then we will find a long-established pattern of police murder in this City, including several assassinations with obvious political motives by former ex-top cop & Mayor Frank Jordan.

    Should we San Franciscans who stand for justice against official murder address a statement proposing global cooperation to our friends both in this country and abroad?

    Aside from the primary matter of criminal prosecution of the murderers by a genuine public authority yet to be established, we also note that the highest value which a U.S. court at any level has placed on an individual human life was about $27,500,000,000 (twenty-seven and one half billion dollars) in a tobacco case in SoCal in the 1980’s. The circumstances in the murder of Alex Nieto are far more severe. Then there’s inflation.

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