SF Police Union President Steps Down Amid Claims of Financial Impropriety

The makeup of San Francisco’s most prominent law enforcement group changed Wednesday when the head of the police union resigned over claims that he misused association funds while on medical leave.

Tony Montoya stepping down as president of the San Francisco Police Officers Association marks the end of a tenure that began four years ago when he first sought to rehabilitate the union’s tumultuous relationship with City Hall.

Montoya resigned after rumors surfaced that he took a union vehicle with him in January when he moved to Nevada—and used a POA credit card to fill up the tank. Montoya told The Standard that the rumors are true, but nothing about them violates established practice or policy.

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