Former San Francisco Police Chief Alex Fagan, best known for his role in the “Fajita-gate” brouhaha, died on Monday in London. He was 60."Fagan reportedly suffered a heart attack while walking his dog," reports KTVU.
If you recall, Fagan Sr. was accused of covering up a crime involving his son, a rookie officer with SFPD at the time, which began with a 2002 street fight between three off-duty officers (Alex Fagan Jr., David Lee, and Matt Tonsing), two San Francisco residents (Adam Snyder and Jade Santoro) and an innocent bag of delicious fajitas. All cops involved in the fisticuffs were magically found innocent.
The elder Fagan was also cleared of any wrongdoing and became chief in 2003 until Newsom became mayor in 2004.