San Francisco, CA – Today, San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins announced that her office secured a conviction of Casey Whitmore (41) of San Francisco, after a trial by jury. Mr. Whitmore was convicted of three felony counts: unlawful taking of a vehicle (VC 10851(a)), battery with injury on a peace officer (PC 243(c)(2)), and threat to an executive officer (PC 69(a)). He was also convicted of one misdemeanor count of second-degree commercial burglary (PC 459).
“I would like to thank the jury for their service and their clear message that San Francisco residents will stand up for our communities safety including our police officers’ safety,” said District Attorney Brooke Jenkins. “Mr. Whitmore is now being held accountable for his conduct.”
According to testimony and evidence presented at trial, on July 15, 2021, Mr. Whitmore snuck into the loading dock at One Maritime Plaza in Downtown San Francisco at 5:00 am. Mr. Whitmore attempted to steal a motorcycle belonging to one of the employees before being intercepted by security staff. Mr. Whitmore proceeded to take an orange construction vest and foreman’s hardhat and pretend to be an employee of the loading dock. As Mr. Whitmore proceeded to cause problems and disturb employees at the loading dock, the police were called to remove Mr. Whitmore from the premises. When officers arrived on scene, they ordered him to stop and submit to an investigative detention. Mr. Whitmore refused to stop, ran from officers, and told them “it was going to be a warzone” if they continued to advance toward him. The officers ultimately detained Mr. Whitmore who continued to resist their efforts by thrashing on the ground, refusing to give up his hands, and biting an officer in the leg.
The case against Mr. Whitmore was successfully prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Matt Donahue with support and assistance from paralegals Jennifer Java and Aareona Miles as well as the San Francisco Police Department’s Central Station and burglary division.
“I thank the jury for diligently approaching their role, critically reviewing the evidence, and returning a guilty verdict,” said Assistant District Attorney Matt Donahue. “I am proud to work in an office and live in a community where violence against law enforcement officers is not tolerated.”
Sentencing for Mr. Whitmore is scheduled for February 1, 2024. He faces up to three years and eight months in state prison.
Court Number: 21007000