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…
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.