Video via SFist.
SFPD Sergeant Carl T (that’s his full legal name) posted the video on his Facebook page in September, eliciting comments from fellow officers who joked and reminisced about a past gory traffic incident in the tunnel, according to SFist, which broke the story.
In response to an email from Walk SF Executive Director Elizabeth Stampe, SFPD Chief Greg Suhr said officer T has been placed on administrative duty while the incident is being investigated, and that “I can assure you that no one is more ‘taken aback and concerned’ that one my officers would potentially disregard basic street safety and put people in danger this way — or would even joke about it, than I am.”
“In the event that this event proves to have happened as reported,” he said, “I can assure you that the discipline dispensed will be swift and severe.”
T told SF Weekly that he was joking when he posted on Facebook that “we were all drunk,” and that he was neither driving nor filming the video.
The comment thread on Facebook, captured by SFist (the initial post and T’s account have since been deleted), provides a chilling glimpse of the attitude some SFPD officers display when it comes to reckless behavior on the streets: