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San Francisco Police Chief Resigns After Another Fatal Police Shooting

According to the mayor, Greg Suhr had worked for the city's Police Department for more than 30 years.

By Katie Link | May 19, 2016

San Francisco's police chief resigned Thursday, hours after a fatal police shooting in the city.

Chief Greg Suhr has received a lot of criticism lately. Members of his force have been involved in racist texting scandals. That, combined with a string of fatal officer-involved shootings, has had the top cop in hot water for months.

Protesters and several city leaders have called for him to be fired over the past few weeks. 

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But until Thursday, Suhr seemed determined to hold on to his job: "I don't have any plans to resign. I plan to move the department forward," Suhr said.

Hours after an SFPD officer fatally shot a black woman, the city's mayor announced Suhr's departure.

"The progress that we've made has been meaningful, but it hasn't been fast enough, not for me and not for Greg. And that is why I have asked Chief Suhr for his resignation," Mayor Ed Lee said.

According to the mayor, Suhr had worked for the city's Police Department for more than 30 years.

This video includes clips from KRON.

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