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“Fajitagate” Case To Be Moved from San Francisco


— August 20, 2004

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A San Francisco judge has agreed to move the trial of the son of the city’s former police chief and two others facing assault charges.
Superior Court Judge Kay Tsenin ruled Friday that Alex Fagan Jr., the son of former police chief Alex Fagan Sr., along with David Lee and Matthew Tonsing, will not be tried in San Francisco.

The three face assault charges stemming from a November 2002 street brawl, when Fagan Jr., then a rookie officer, and the two other officers were arrested for getting into an off-duty fight with two men over a bag of steak fajitas.

The incident became known as “fajitagate” after a grand jury last year issued conspiracy indictments for the elder Fagan, who was then the second-ranking officer in the San Francisco Police Department, then-police chief Earl Sanders, and five other high-ranking officials.

The charges against the seven police leaders alleging they conspired to cover up the fight were eventually dropped.

Details here from the AP via The Bakersfield Californian.


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A San Francisco judge has agreed to move the trial of the son of the city’s former police chief and two others facing assault charges.
Superior Court Judge Kay Tsenin ruled Friday that Alex Fagan Jr., the son of former police chief Alex Fagan Sr., along with David Lee and Matthew Tonsing, will not be tried in San Francisco.

The three face assault charges stemming from a November 2002 street brawl, when Fagan Jr., then a rookie officer, and the two other officers were arrested for getting into an off-duty fight with two men over a bag of steak fajitas.

The incident became known as “fajitagate” after a grand jury last year issued conspiracy indictments for the elder Fagan, who was then the second-ranking officer in the San Francisco Police Department, then-police chief Earl Sanders, and five other high-ranking officials.

The charges against the seven police leaders alleging they conspired to cover up the fight were eventually dropped.

Details here from the AP via The Bakersfield Californian.

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