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Debate flares on S.F. cops doing hospital security
San Francisco Chronicle

Once again, the most hard-fought provision in the proposed San Francisco budget has to do with whether sworn institutional police officers and sheriff’s deputies should be providing hospital security – an issue that has reverberated to the mayor’s race.

Mayor Ed Lee, like his predecessor, has proposed contracting out security services at San Francisco General Hospital and Laguna Honda Hospital. The officers and deputies who work there would be moved to positions at clinics, jails, courts and City Hall.