SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— There have been some interesting revelations in the wake of the Lynne Spalding tragedy at San Francisco General Hospital. Spalding was the patient who went missing in September from her hospital bed and whose body was found weeks later in the hospital’s stairwell.
The Sheriff’s department, which manages security at the hospital, has come under fire for its inadequate initial response to Spalding’s disappearance.READ MORE: Oakland City Council Votes to Defund Police, Stripping More Than $17M from Department Budget
Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi has acknowledged mistakes by his department and we’re now learning that hospital officials and two mayors have wanted to do away with sheriff’s deputies at the hospital for the past few years. However, the sheriff’s department isn’t in any rush to leave.