- The Washington Times - Friday, February 28, 2003

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 28 (UPI) — Police Chief Earl Sanders and nine other policemen were indicted in connection with a fight involving three officers, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday.

The officers were indicted late Thursday on conspiracy to obstruct justice in connection with the probe into an off-duty fight.

Those indicted include: Assistant Chief Alex Fagan Sr., 52, Deputy Chief Greg Suhr, 44, Deputy Chief David Robinson, 51, Capt. Greg Corrales, Lt. Ed Cota and Sgt. John Syme, 41, officers Alex Fagan Jr., 23, the assistant chief's son, Matthew Tonsing, 28, and David Lee, 23.

It was not immediately clear whether Sanders and the others would turn themselves in, or be arrested.

Messages left with the police department and mayor's office were not returned.

Fagan Jr., Tonsing and Lee were indicted on felony assault charges in connection with the Nov. 20 incident in which two men accused them of beating them.

The Chronicle reported Sanders and the other department official's bail was set at $15,000 apiece; bail for the three rank-and-file officers was set at $90,000.

Sanders, 65, was named to the department's top job in July, and had defended its conduct throughout the investigation.

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