SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the lead agency, nationwide, for everything from violations of federal civil rights, hate crime prevention, color of law abuses, human trafficking and security.
How does that translate in the Bay Area – home to pockets of crime, gang warfare and iconic structures that authorities consider potential terror targets?READ MORE: Family Clings To Hope That Missing San Francisco Toddler Arianna Fitts Is Still Alive
“Well, there’s a lot of lines to be drawn with regard to our local and state law enforcement partners as well as our federal law enforcement partners,” explained FBI Special Agent in charge of the San Francisco division, David Johnson.
Johnson’s office covers 15 counties, and is one of 56 regional offices nationwide. Johnson says the mission is, generally, the same, in each regional office.