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SFPD Officer Arrested on Child Porn Charges - By Nuala Sawyer - July 26, 2017 - SF Weekly
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SFPD Officer Arrested on Child Porn Charges

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It’s been a couple years since an infraction of epic proportions hit the San Francisco Police Department — the racist textsEast Bay sex scandal, and the resignation of former police chief Greg Suhr are behind us (though issues of brutality and use of force continue to dominate headlines). But no police department is perfect, and a press release sent out by SFPD today confirms that, with the announcement that one of their own officers is suspected of possessing child pornography. Joshua Enea, 37, of Antioch, was arrested today. 

It was SFPD’s Internet Crimes Against Children Unit that first learned an SFPD officer may have been in possession of the illegal pornography. Upon hearing this, the Internal Affairs Criminal Decision took over the case, and uncovered enough evidence to gain an arrest warrant for Enea. According to senior officials, he was removed from direct contact with the public while he was being investigated.

A 10-year veteran of the Department, Enea has been charged with felony possession of child pornography and has been placed on suspension without pay. A brief Google search found several mentions of his name in past news articles — in 2010 he was bit in the hand by a graffiti artist named KKKatie, and in 2015 he was an instructor in a course training officers how to identify drunk drivers.

“The public’s trust is of the utmost importance to the members of the SFPD,” reads a statement released today. “The Department will continue to work hard with the community to build and maintain this trust. As the Department has emphasized in the past, members will continue to hold each other accountable and will act swiftly to report any behavior that might bring dishonor to the Police Department and the City of San Francisco.”

If anyone has further information on the case, they are encouraged to contact the Internal Affairs Criminal Unit at 415-882-8420.