LAPD deputy chief expected to be named new San Francisco police chief

- San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is expected today to announce that Los Angeles Deputy Chief William "Bill" Scott has been selected to run the troubled San Francisco police department.

Lee has scheduled an 11 a.m. news conference to introduce his pick as the city's top police officer.

San Francisco has been without a permanent police chief, since Greg Suhr was forced to retire in May, following a series of deadly officer-involved shootings.

Sources told KTVU that Lee will appoint Scott, 52, to the post.

Scott has been with the LAPD for more than 25 years. He was promoted to the rank of commander in 2012 and he's worked on patrol as a detective and also with the department's gang task force. 

According to The Chronicle, San Francisco Police Commission gave Mayor Lee three finalists: Scott, current San Francisco Interim Chief Toney Chaplin, and San Francisco Deputy Police Chief Denise Schmidt.

Mayor Lee has previously said the new chief will be expected to implement the recommendations of a U.S. Department of Justice collaborative review that was launched under Suhr.
The result of that review was a report released last month that found racial disparities in traffic stops and searches, problems in the handling of use of force incidents and a lack of transparency around officer discipline cases, among many other issues.

A news conference will be held at 11 a.m. 

Stay tuned to KTVU, and our social media accounts for updates and coverage of the police chief announcement.


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