BREAKING NEWS: San Francisco 49ers Player Involved in Police Encounter: Details Emerging

BREAKING NEWS: San Francisco 49ers Player Involved in Police Encounter: Details Emerging


SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – A San Jose police officer who worked as a security guard for the San Francisco 49ers was the primary officer at the home of player Ray McDonald the night he was arrested for alleged domestic violence against his girlfriend. published report.

According to the San Jose Mercury News, officers responding to a domestic violence call at McDonald’s home found their, Sgt. Shawn Pritchard, who is already with the team on security duties.Pritchard has reportedly been banned from moonlighting for the 49ers until further notice.andquot;The reason officers do this is to earn money, to supplement the police officer’s salary,  Independent Police Inspector LaDoris Cordell told KPIX 5.Cordell said he could not comment on McDonald’s case, but said there could be a conflict of interest when officers work on both sides of the fence.andquot;When an officer working nearby, as a security guard, sees his employer commit a crime. But it’s your employer, while you and the police.

So you immediately have a conflict of interest  Cordell said.The newspaper says Pritchardand’s presence hindered the police investigation of the domestic violence call and was one reason it took a month to turn the case over to District Attorney Jeff Rosenand#039;s office.McDonald was arrested early on August 31st, but his case was not forwarded to the district attorney’s office until October 2nd.

The team has been under pressure to sign the defensive lineman since August, but 49ers executives have repeatedly stated their intention to let the court process play out with the team before deciding McDonaldand#039;s fate.The San Jose Police Department and Internal Affairs Unit are currently investigating the incident. Pritchard is a veteran officer assigned to the Gang Suppression Unit. The connection between the officials and the franchise also raises questions about a potential conflict of interest in cases involving 49ers personnel.About 20 officers provided additional security work for the 49ers. Others are allowed to continue the work until Pritchardand#039; the case is being investigated..

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