A new police chief finalist for San Francisco surfaces 

A lot of names have been mentioned during the prolonged search for San Francisco’s police chief, including a list of who isn’t going to get the job.

One name that has continuously popped up is Capt. Greg Suhr, who seems to be a favorite of the SFPD rank-and-file.

But another name that recently surfaced you may have never heard: Commander Daniel Mahoney. He’s apparently one of three candidates that Mayor Ed Lee is interviewing and considering for the post, according to sources.

Mahoney works out of the chief’s office, which handles some of the more public aspects of the job such as community and media relations. The Chief’s Office also handles recruitment and risk management. Mahoney did not return an email for comment.

And as for the third candidate, which is most likely from an outside department, we’re confident that we can put one piece of gossip to rest. There’s been some speculation that former Chicago police Supt. Jody Weis was in the running after leaving his job in March.

When contacted at home, Weis didn’t seem to know there was even an opening.

“I never even applied,” he said.

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