A 10-year-veteran officer of the San Francisco Police Department is facing jail time and termination on suspicion of taking a car registration sticker from someone he pulled over and putting it on his own personal car.
Officer Gregory Hui was working at Richmond Station in early 2010 when he pulled over someone for a broken brake light, according to the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, which is prosecuting the case. During the traffic stop, Hui told the driver he was taking a registration sticker into his possession as evidence.
The Internal Affairs unit at the Police Department learned of the alleged theft later in the year, and on Dec. 17, Hui was suspended from duty without pay.
He surrendered Wednesday and is expected to be arraigned Thursday or Friday on two felony charges for fraudulent use of vehicle registration and on a misdemeanor charge of embezzlement. His bail was set at $18,000.
Police would not comment further on the open investigation. Union President Gary Delagnes said Hui had hired an attorney without the union’s help.
“It was an off-duty incident involving vehicle registration,” Delagnes said. “Unfortunately, it’s gotten to the criminal stage. That’s all I can comment on for now.”