Veteran Los Angeles Deputy Chief William Scott will be the new police chief in San Francisco, Mayor Ed Lee announced Tuesday. Scott comes to the department after a nine-month review by the U.S. Department of Justice found “deficiencies in every operational area assessed." Scott has spent the last two years as deputy chief of police in Los Angeles neighborhoods struggling with gang violence and homicide. We'll discuss his appointment and Mayor Lee's decision to look for new leadership outside of the SFPD.
Mayor Lee Picks LAPD's William Scott for Next San Francisco Police Chief
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Jonah Owen, staff writer, San Francisco Examiner
Richard Winton, staff writer, Los Angeles Times