Police chief defends officers who released man suspected of trying to steal catalytic converter

The San Francisco police chief is defending his officers after they drew criticism for not arresting a man who was accused of attempting to steal a catalytic converter.

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rockstaa
rockstaa
19 · a month ago · Reddit

I don't like it but it paints a much more reasonable picture of why the guy was let go. Without directly witnessing the crime taking place or a tool to tie to the crime, it's probably not going to be enough to get an indictment. Is there a lawyer that can weigh in?

Would it have made a difference if one of the witnesses had stepped forward while the suspect was detained, or offered video evidence?