Former SF Police Chief Suhr Becomes Warriors Security Adviser

OAKLAND (CBS SF) – Former San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr has signed on as a security adviser for the Golden State Warriors, the team confirmed Wednesday.

In an email to KPIX Channel 5, Warriors spokesman Raymond Ridder said the team was happy to bring someone so experienced in law enforcement onboard.

“Chief Suhr is an expert on public safety, security issues, event planning and operations, VIP protection, risk assessment, and other related matters related to the safe and secure operation of a major public venue,” he wrote. “The organization is happy to have him on board.”

Suhr resigned as San Francisco’s top cop in May upon a request from Mayor Ed Lee that he step down.

The mayor had appointed named Suhr police chief in April 2011 after then chief George Gascón became district attorney.

Over much of the next 5 years, the 30-year veteran of the force enjoyed strong support from local politicians.

But protests over officer-involved shootings within the city and revelations that a number of officers had exchanged racist and homophobic text messages saw him fall from favor.

Comments

One Comment

  1. This is a disgrace. do you have no regard for the people that fill your arenas?

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS San Francisco

Get The New CBS SF Bay Area Local App
Got Our Weather App?

Watch & Listen LIVE