SAN FRANCISCO—A San Francisco firefighter was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence charges, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.
District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe indicated that Battalion Chief Samuel Romero was arrested by Daly City police on Monday, February 20.
He was booked at the San Mateo County Jail and has been released on bond. Romero has a court date set for March 23.
“SFFD has been made aware of an incident involving off duty members, we don’t have any further details at this time,” said the San Francisco Fire Department in a statement released on Tuesday, February 21.
The case was forwarded to prosecutors by Daly City police Tuesday afternoon. In 2016, an investigation was opened at the San Francisco Fire Department station #2 when a female firefighter reported harassment by the male firefighters at the station.
Two of the accused firefighters named Romero as the individual engaging in inappropriate relationships with the female firefighter.
The internal investigation left 10 of the station’s fire officials re-assigned to new stations. They were also forced to attend harassment prevention training. Romero was reassigned to station 31 in Richmond after the 2016 incident.