SFPD cash accounted for, and some of it could even help the deficit 

While rumors of missing money at the San Francisco Police Department led police Chief George Gascon to secure more than $7 million in evidence while auditors scoured records, a controller’s office report released Thursday found that everything was accounted for.

The Police Department had 7,300 envelopes in its possession, and auditors found no indication that any money had been displaced.

But the audit wasn’t all roses. Exactly 2,769 envelopes were incorrectly marked or sealed and 59 of those envelopes of cash were actually marked with $0, the report said.

The good news for The City is that if police get their act together, they can add about $252,354 to The City’s general fund. Any unclaimed money in possession of the Police Department for more than 15 months goes straight to the general fund.

As for Gascon, he sent out a bulletin to address the substandard labeling of evidence envelopes.

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