Hold the SFPD accountable FIRE Joshua Cabillo badge #1014

Hold the SFPD accountable FIRE Joshua Cabillo badge #1014

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Why this petition matters

Started by Leigh Stackpole

Don't let San Francisco be the next Minneapolis!

Take action! Help rid SFPD of an officer with a known history of violence - OUR DEMAND IS THE IMMEDIATE FIRING OF JOSHUA CABILLO, SFPD, Badge #1014

Before he was hired by SFPD, while on duty for SSFPD, he shot and killed a beautiful and innocent Black boy named Derrick Gaines in South San Francisco on June 5, 2012. Derrick was fifteen years old. The DA in San Mateo County refused to listen to the star witness in Derrick’s execution. To this day,  Derrick is beloved by family and friends in the South San Francisco community.

After moving to SFPD, on April 10, 2015, Cabillo beat and falsely arrested a college student. His crime? Being dropped off in front of his house while Black. Cabillo with his mentor, current San Francisco Police Officers Association President, Tony Montoya, assaulted this young man. They slammed him multiple times to the concrete, punched him, threatened to break his arm, and had a knee on the young man’s neck. 

Community members took action.  Dolores Piper (Derrick Gaines Aunt), Leigh Stackpole (the college student’s mother), and others who came into contact with Joshua Cabillo’s hyper-aggressive policing compiled a detailed report of Cabillo’s abuses and his unfitness to serve. It was presented to both the Board of Supervisors and the Police Commission.  This group of citizens continued to pressure the city, attended meetings, filed complaints with the Department of Police Accountability and protested. There was even a hunger strike by Frisco Five, who called out Cabillo. All of these community efforts fell on deaf ears.

Joshua Cabillo continued to police the streets with consequences:

  • July 2016 - Cabillo threw an unarmed young man onto the ground on Mission Street, forced his face into the sidewalk and “hogtied” him with handcuffs. 
  • June 2018 - Cabillo went on to shoot Oliver Barcenas in the back in a crowded North Beach neighborhood during the Warriors championship celebration.


Two cities have paid out three settlements so far, with another pending.  The ultimate goal should be to divest money from police and invest in the health, education and economy that actually benefits people in the community. We should not pay high salaries (Cabillo earns over $200,000 a year) to violent officers and lawsuits to protect their actions. 

We must set an example. These types of rogue officers don’t belong in the SFPD or any other law enforcement agency. Cabillo has a sordid history.  He has harmed and traumatized our community and our families. We must be proactive and prevent what happened to George Floyd.

Please stand with us by signing this petition to DEMAND San Francisco immediately FIRE Joshua Cabillo.

24,730 have signed. Let’s get to 25,000!