SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi said he wants the sheriff’s department to remain in charge of security at San Francisco General but that he is also vowing changes after a missing patient was found dead.
San Francisco General Hospital and the Sheriff’s Department are overhauling how security services are conducted at county hospitals in the wake of patient Lynne Spalding’s death.
She went missing and was found dead more than two weeks later in a stairwell.
“The budget for security services is not our budget; it’s the Department of Public Health. So what they pay for is essentially four deputies at a fixed sentry post,” Mirkarimi told KCBS.