(SF DA) Gascón’s hire for cop-shooting probes picked up for drunkenness
By Matier & Ross
April 19, 2017 Updated: April 19, 2017 6:00am
A retired Los Angeles police detective hired by San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón for his new unit probing police officer-involved shootings was arrested on suspicion of public drunkenness last week while attending a training session for D.A. investigators near Sacramento, authorities say.
The trouble started for Roger Guzman when he and another man were picked up by an Uber driver outside a Roseville bar at about 2:14 a.m. Thursday, according to police in the Placer County city.
After driving the two men about a mile and a half, the driver stopped and ordered both of them out.
“They were creating a disturbance, so (the driver) kicked them out of his car and called us,” said Roseville police spokeswoman Dee Dee Gunther.
Both men were arrested for allegedly being drunk in public and were taken to the county jail in Auburn to dry out.
The district attorney’s office said it couldn’t comment on Guzman’s arrest because it was a personnel matter. “However, the D.A. takes these matters very seriously,’’ said spokesman Alex Bastian.
I think this “investigator” will have a bit of a credibility and respect problem in dealing with SFPD officers, IYKWIM. As for the comment from the SF DA’s office … yeah, right!