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 neighborhood. Greg Chew said 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 Info Officer, Kathryn Winters, knowledgeable the press that the police had been fortunate to have numerous footage and video proof for the occasion, permitting for the fast arrest.
“Officers on this occasion had been in a position to quickly find and determine the offender. So there are some incredible policemen on the market performing first rate police job.”
Following the occasion, Greg Chew claimed that nothing was taken, sparking accusations that it was a racial hate crime. Yearby, then again, 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 said in a information assertion printed 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
In keeping with a information launch despatched by Supervisor Matt Dorsey’s workplace:
“There must be no place in San Francisco for this form of violence, which has disproportionately focused elders in our AAPI communities lately.”
Within the assertion, he additionally mentioned that SF police had documented a 567 p.c spike in hate crimes in opposition to Asians in 2021 alone. Yearby was delivered to the San Francisco County Jail, the place he’s being held on suspicion of aggravated violence leading to extreme bodily hurt, assault with pressure more likely to lead to nice bodily injury, elder abuse, and enhancement of nice bodily harm, based on Dorsey’s workplace.