On August 7, San Francisco Police reported the arrest of Derrick Yearby, the perpetrator of the racist assault on lifelong public employee Greg Chew. Following his arrest, Yearby was taken to the San Francisco County Jail. Gregory ‘Greg’ Chew, a former immigrant rights commissioner, has served on a number of municipal commissions and is a outstanding chief in San Francisco’s Asian-American group. Greg Chew acknowledged that on Tuesday, August 2, he was going alongside Folsom and Third Streets when an attacker emerged on a bicycle and began placing him out of nowhere. The assault left him with a swollen eye and a broken left shoulder.
The San Francisco Officers Division’s Public Data Officer, Kathryn Winters, knowledgeable the press that the police have been fortunate to have numerous footage and video proof for the occasion, permitting for the fast arrest.
“Officers on this occasion have been capable of quickly find and establish the offender. So there are some implausible policemen on the market performing respectable police job.”
Following the occasion, Greg Chew claimed that nothing was taken, sparking accusations that it was a racial hate crime. Yearby, alternatively, has but to be charged. Investigators are wanting into the case additional.
Greg Chew was the goal of an unprovoked assault.
The San Francisco Police Division acknowledged in a information assertion revealed on Sunday that officers assigned to Southern Station responded on August 2 after receiving a criticism of an aggravated assault. Greg Chew reported to police that he had been hit and knocked down by an unidentified offender. He additionally remembers hitting the bottom and blacking out after the assault, however later found his money and cell phone nonetheless in his pockets. He went on to state that his assailant didn’t say something to him and didn’t rob him.
Derrick Yearby, 34, arrested by @SFPDTenderloin on suspicion of aggravated battery, assault & elder abuse in assault on AAPI chief Greg Chew, (pic) former member of the @sfgov arts, movie & immigrants rights commissions, at third & Folsom, per @SFPD @SFPDSouthern pic.twitter.com/MXtaBzfczM
— Henry Ok. Lee (@henrykleeKTVU) August 8, 2022
Based on a information launch despatched by Supervisor Matt Dorsey’s workplace:
“There must be no place in San Francisco for this type of violence, which has disproportionately focused elders in our AAPI communities lately.”
Within the assertion, he additionally stated that SF police had documented a 567 p.c spike in hate crimes towards Asians in 2021 alone. Yearby was dropped at the San Francisco County Jail, the place he’s being held on suspicion of aggravated violence leading to extreme bodily hurt, assault with power more likely to end in nice bodily harm, elder abuse, and enhancement of nice bodily damage, in line with Dorsey’s workplace.