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San Leandro Narc Officer Charged with Felony Quits

San Leandro Police detective Jason Fredrikkson resigned last Friday.

Jason Fredrikkson, the San Leandro narcotics detective accused of giving his girlfriend marijuana to sell, quit the force last Friday, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Monday night. 

San Leandro Police spokesperson Lt. Jeff Tudor confirmed Fredrikkson's resignation to Patch. 

Fredrikkson, 38, was charged on May 20 with illegally transporting and furnishing the sale of marijuana. He is accused of giving more than a pound of pot to a female police informant with whom his lawyer says he was . 

San Leandro Police officials have said there is no evidence to suggest Fredrikkson got the marijuana from the department’s evidence lockers, but they have not said where he may have gotten it.

Fredriksson has worked at the  since July 2002 and was one of three detectives in the vice/narcotics unit.

Harry Stern, Fredrikkson's lawyer, has said repeatedly that his client is only guilty of having an affair, not of providing his lover with marijuana. Stern told the Chronicle that Fredrikkson's resignation "had nothing to do with the marijuana charges, which are completely unsubstantiated."

Rather, he said, his client's resignation was related to his "inappropriate relationship" with the police informant. 

The legal defense fund of the California police officers' union will continue to pay for Fredrikkson's legal defense, according to Sgt. Mike Sobek, a union representative and San Leandro Police officer. 

Thomas Clarke July 19, 2011 at 04:41 AM
How much did it cost the city to be rid of this indicted criminal? He has been on paid leave since being charged. Lets hope that soon we will no longer be paying for his defense.
Jill Replogle July 19, 2011 at 04:50 AM
Well, his total compensation last year was $193,231, according to the database put together by the Bay Area News Group, so you can calculate his approximate compensation. But Thomas, you might remember that in this country people are, legally anyway, innocent until proven guilty.
Thomas Clarke July 19, 2011 at 06:34 PM
Jill, thank you for the salary information. My recollection is that he earned about $100,000 a year and with overtime he nearly doubled his salary. The purpose of my post was to see how many honest cops we could get for San Leandro. I hope Chief Spagnoli gets a good bang for her buck and gets something more than what she inherited. It would be good to get the rest of the Cowboys out of the SLPD. Not sure why the personal attack. It is very naive of anyone to believe that Americans are innocent until proven guilty. You would be more accurate if you had said that the USA guarantees that when the accused is in court the accused is presumed innocent as opposed to guilty, as is the case in most countries. The guaranties and essential freedoms and liberties of the Constitution are about fair treatment by the government, not fair treatment by the citizenry. Of course the guaranties mean very little if you are investigated by the government as a suspect, minority, parolee, felon, juvenile, part of the Patriot Act, ICE, RICO, Probation, Megan's Law or Gang Reduction, where the citizen or resident is closer to the status of assumed guilty until proven innocent. If your attack on me is the result of the immersion in to the San Leandro Police Department and your need to defend them, well so be it. How does this conform to Patch's policies on personal attacks?
Mike July 19, 2011 at 09:09 PM
You need a life all Jill did was mention that in the US(except for Louisiana) everyone is presumed innocent unless found guilty by a jury of her peers. In your rush to judge everyone you ripped her for no good reason. Quick question, do you have any friends?
Mike Katz-Lacabe July 19, 2011 at 11:11 PM
In 2010, Fredriksson earned a base salary of $92,959 and had a gross salary of $118,552. His total compensation, including benefits, was $193,233.
Thomas Clarke July 19, 2011 at 11:41 PM
The guarantee by the government is that the Federal government cannot presume your guilt. The protection is for the individual when facing the prosecution by the state, guilt must be proved by the prosecution, otherwise the suit will end as not proved. That is not a guarantee of private innocence. Not only that, the government already presumes your guilt if they believe you may be involved with a gang, a criminal enterprise, if you are a juvenile, an apparent unauthorized immigrant, or a felon or parolee.
David July 20, 2011 at 01:36 PM
And his gross salary puts him in the top 10% of wage earners with a bachelor's degree who are 25 years old or older (bls.gov). Never mind the benefits. Remind me again how our "public servants" are the "backbone of the MIDDLE class"?
Stephen Carbonaro September 30, 2011 at 07:47 AM
Then why are the citizens not treated as if the Police believed that to be true?
Stephen Carbonaro September 30, 2011 at 07:49 AM
Karma, I got your message. Do you have anything in particular in mind? Or just the standard operating procedure?

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