Daly versus Gascón Part II 

Police Chief George Gascón, who took the top cop post in August, said his secretary told him all supervisors were contacted for meetings and he had meetings will all supervisors but one — Supervisor Chris Daly.

But Daly slammed Gascón Tuesday accusing San Francisco’s top cop of lying about ever contacting him to meet. And he offered evidence that no records of Gascón’s effort to meet with him exist. The comments come after Daly had a run in with Gascón back in December.

From there, Daly went on to attack Gascón. “This guy is out of control, Chief Gascón. He does not believe that he is accountable to the Police Commission.” And Daly called him “a loose cannon out on his own.” Daly also goes on to say that “it ain’t San Francisco values” that Gascón, who served for many years with LAPD, is “pushing here.” “If you want to honor and respect San Francisco values there is a place for you here. And if you don’t, find a next job somewhere else.”

Daly also introduced a charter amendment for the November ballot that would merge the Police Department with the Sheriff Department, putting both departments under the sheriff.

Gascón told The Examiner on Tuesday that he has no reason not to believe his secretary contacted Supervisor Daly’s office about meeting and found it “coincidental” that only Daly — out of the 11 supervisors — says that he didn’t reach out for a meeting. “She said she contacted his office. I have no reason not to believe her,” Gascón said.

And as for the other Daly comments, Gascón said, “Mr. Daly has a lot of issues. I’m not sure he’s well connected to what is going on in The City.” Gascón also suggested Daly is not popular with the majority of San Francisco’s voters.

Newsom spokesman Tony Winnicker said Daly’s merger proposal was just a “vendetta” against Gascón, and that it appears “Daly is the only one in San Francisco who doesn’t think Gascón is doing a good job.”

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