01/11/2010

Calif. cop kicked out of school while arresting gang member

The officer was kicked out for not consulting the principal of the school

By Phillip Matier and Andrew Ross
The San Francisco Chronicle

SAN FRANCISCO — A San Francisco police officer was ordered out of John O'Connell High School for arresting an alleged gang member in connection with a double homicide without first consulting the principal.

Officer Joel Babbs, who is assigned to the department's schools detail, thought he was doing his job Dec. 15, getting a potentially dangerous suspect out of the Mission District school as fast as possible and without incident.

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