Prentice E. Sanders

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Prentice Earl Sanders, also known as Earl Sanders (October 12, 1937 – January 11, 2021) was an American police officer and member of the San Francisco Police Department from 1964 through 2003. He was born in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Sanders became the first African American chief of that department in 2002. He resigned a year later over his handling of Fajitagate, a fight between off-duty cops and civilians over a bag of fajitas.[1]

Sanders died on January 11, 2021 at the age of 83.[2]

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  1. Van Derbeken, Jaxon (November 21, 2002). "3 off-duty S.F. cops probed in beating". sfgate.com. Retrieved June 4, 2006.
  2. Prentice Earl Sanders, San Francisco’s first Black police chief, dies