A San Francisco sheriff's deputy was in court Tuesday to face charges stemming from an off-duty incident in which she allegedly brandished a gun during a dispute with her sister's neighbor, a district attorney's spokesman said today.
Manconia Tamika Green, 36, was arrested on Oct. 3 after the dispute, which occurred in the 3500 block of San Bruno Avenue in the city's Visitacion Valley neighborhood, district attorney's office spokesman Alex Bastian said.
An argument had occurred over hauling services provided to Green's sister by the victim, her neighbor, Bastian said.
During the argument, the neighbor allegedly called Green's sister a name and after hearing about the incident, Green, the sister and a friend went to the neighbor's house to confront him, according to Bastian.
A confrontation ensued in which the neighbor brandished a golf club and Green allegedly pulled out a firearm, Bastian said.
The neighbor called police, and Green was arrested along with her friend, Shalah Johnson, Bastian said.
Green, who is free after posting $60,000 bail, was arraigned on Oct. 10 on six misdemeanor charges -- two counts of making criminal threats, two counts of exhibiting a firearm, one count of carrying a deadly weapon and one count of possessing a controlled substance without a prescription, Bastian said.
She returned to court on Tuesday for a status hearing in the case and will be in court again on Dec. 4 to set
Her attorney, Harry Stern, was not immediately available for comment today.
Green, who has been with the sheriff's department since July 2001, is still working because the charges were misdemeanors, sheriff's spokeswoman Susan Fahey said.
She is assigned to administrative duties within the department's field services division, Fahey said.
Green is one of several San Francisco sheriff's deputies to run into legal troubles in recent months.
Last Friday, Deputy Philip Chun Tong was arrested on suspicion of robbing a bank in the city's Outer Richmond neighborhood. Tong will be arraigned on felony robbery and burglary charges next Monday.
Sheriff's Lt. Vincent Calvarese was arrested in July for an alleged domestic violence attack against a former romantic partner at a gym in the city's Castro District. His case is still pending in court.
Then there is Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, who pleaded guilty in March to misdemeanor false imprisonment in connection with an incident in which he grabbed his wife's arm during an argument.
Mirkarimi was sentenced to three years' probation and other penalties and was suspended by Mayor Ed Lee on official misconduct charges, but was reinstated last month after the Board of Supervisors declined to uphold the charges and oust him from office.
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