Mayor Lee’s Statement on Police Standoff with Armed Suspect
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement regarding Police Department’s standoff with an armed suspect at Jones and Market streets:
“I want to thank the officers of the San Francisco Police Department for the peaceful resolution to the standoff this afternoon with an armed man.
Using de-escalation tactics, patience and restraint, San Francisco police officers put the sanctity of life at the center of this confrontation and resolved the situation safely.
I want to praise Acting Police Chief Toney Chaplin for his leadership during the tense negotiations with this armed man. In direct communication with me all afternoon, he continually showed the judgement and prudence that resulted in a non-violent outcome.
The handling of the situation today is a reflection of the emphasis that we put on de-escalation training in recent months. We are making critical investments to rebuild trust with our communities and are changing how our police officers handle conflicts on our City streets.”