District Attorney George Gascon has always been close to the police union. However, a sworn declaration surfaced and to many people the content of that report was surprising. Contrary to what is known about George Gascon the former president of the Police Officers Association Gary Delages declaration has left many confused.
The sworn declaration states that George was an obstructionist and barely cared about the police department. The former union head went further to accuse George Gascon of being racially abusive once when he was drunk. These allegations were put across to a task force that was set to look into allegations of racism and homophobia in the department.
The declaration was backed by Halloran when during an interview. Halloran simply said that the statement did speak for itself, but neither Halloran or Delagnes talked about its details
While the spokesman for the district attorney, Alex Bastian was given a copy of the declaration he did not respond to any of the allegations. He then went ahead to say that Delagnes was not credible but imaginative.
Delagnes decisions to speak up was prompted by comments that were made by Gascon when he told the blue-ribbon panel that the current state of the police was more worrying than when he was chief.
Delagnes and Gascon routinely spoke or met on a weekly basis. Their meetings addressed all the aspects of the police department, and they spoke openly, nothing was withheld.
During the time that George Gascon worked for the department, Delagnes say they solved a lot of discipline issues that involved the police.
George is further accused of not doing much when he worked there and never raised any discipline issue regarding the conduct of the SFPD.
The top command at the time that George Gascon worked there were from the same city. This resulted in them being close and disallowed any objective look into the association. This Delagnes says was all contributed to by the former chief.
The old boys that George Gascon said had formed a network. Delagnes, on the other hand, claims that George promotion were almost always graduates of either Lowell or San Francisco Catholic high school. At one time it is alleged that George Gascon even tried to oppose the appointment of D.A. Greg Suhr in 2011.
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