Oakland Police Officer Arrested At SF Restaurant For Pointing Gun At Patron

A rookie Oakland police officer was arrested last weekend for allegedly brandishing a gun in a San Francisco restaurant to impress a woman, San Francisco police said today.

Police were called to the 2200 block of Lombard Street at 2:40 a.m. Sunday, Officer Albie Esparza said.

Oakland police Officer Kevin Kelly, 24, had been talking to another patron having breakfast at a restaurant there and told her he was a police officer, but she didn’t believe him, Esparza said.

To prove it, Kelly, who had been drinking, allegedly pulled out a handgun, pointed it at the woman and at the restaurant’s ceiling, Esparza said.

The woman told the restaurant’s staff that Kelly had a gun and the police were called. Kelly was arrested and cited for misdemeanor brandishing a firearm, Esparza said.

His weapon, which was not department-issued, was booked into evidence, according to Esparza.

Oakland police have launched an internal affairs investigation into the incident, Oakland police spokeswoman Officer Johnna Watson said.

Kelly graduated from the Oakland Police Academy last March and had his badge pinned by his father, San Francisco police Inspector Jim Kelly, during his graduation ceremony, according to Oakland police.

Scott Morris, Bay City News

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  • Anzelmo de Yermosa

    Oh wow. This story started out interesting and then just got saaaaad.

  • Chum Lee Jr

    Dumbass son of a dumbass cop – stupid IS hereditary

  • Beth Gonnaget

    proof of reverse darwinism in action…


    So the officer was drunk at 2:40 on Sunday morning with a gun in his possession. That sounds responsible. But what else would you expect?

  • speedlimit55

    I wonder if he will get a conviction I mean why would our stupid jurors convict a “hero”. This idiot ought to be charged with a crime convicted and then fired. But that would be too tough and wimp cops cannot have that. Only they can act tough on the general population.

  • gejoslin

    Only cops should have guns? Really! This proves why law abiding citizens should have guns also. To save us from tyranny and rogue cops.

    • natelan

      Except that guns kill 30,000 Americans every year………………………………

      • Scott Downey

        And how many of those are by people who purchased the guns legally? 0, see I can pull a number out of my ass too.

      • Bob

        Misinformation? Where did this 30,000 number come from?

        • danimalssf

          not an exact science, but here is what the CDC has to say on the matter:

          Center for Disease Control (CDC): estimates 32,873 gun deaths in 2013. More than 90 gun deaths a day, every day, for the entire year. Three times the number of homicides by gun in all of Australia for the entire year. Every. Single. Day.

          2010 reports from the CDC show a total of 30,470. 11,078 homicides, 19,392 suicides

          • Promontorium

            2/3rds are suicides. You’re dishonest and or stupid when you combine suicide data with gun deaths trying to make a point about their danger. Suicides do not represent a threat, they don’t take innocents, issues like magazine capacity become moot, no suicidal person is taken surprise by it. In every way it matters, unless you’re proposing absolute control of human lives and passing any and all laws to stop suicides, the data is a lie to make guns scarier.

    • Joseph Murray

      When’s the last time that happened? 1776?

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  • Brent Busch

    I bet he impressed her… with his stupidity.