PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE
December 21, 2005
Subject: San Francisco Police Officer Arrested
Today, the Honorable Marla Miller, Judge of the Superior Court signed a $500,000 arrest warrant charging Officer Michael Turkington, 35, with alleged violations of oral copulation, false imprisonment, furnishing marijuana, and committing these acts while on-duty and under the color of authority against an adult female. These acts allegedly occurred in late 2004 when Officer Turkington was assigned to Taraval Station.
In early November of 2005, the San Francisco Police Department was made aware of this incident by the complainant. Prior to this date the complainant was reluctant to come forward. The case was immediately assigned to the Special Investigations Division who conducted a thorough investigation, which resulted in the arrest of Officer Turkington this evening. He was booked at the San Francisco County Jail on the above charges with a bail of $500,000.
Officer Turkington is currently under suspension and awaiting trial for his role in another crime involving contributing to the delinquency of minors.
For further information contact:
Lieutenant Daniel Mahoney
850 Bryant Street, Room 549, San Francisco, CA. 94103
Tel (415) 553-1651 / Fax (415) 553-9229