A sheriff’s deputy accused of pulling a gun during a heated argument with her sister’s neighbor is back at work, authorities said Tuesday, although her attorney claims she will be exonerated once the whole story surfaces.
Manconia Tamika Green, 36, of San Francisco, faces six misdemeanor counts related to an Oct. 3 dispute in the 3500 block of San Bruno Avenue in Visitacion Valley.
On that date, police said, officers responded to the neighborhood just after 5 p.m. for a home invasion call.
The incident reportedly started with an argument about money between Green’s sister and her neighbor on San Bruno Avenue, who had hauled something for her with his truck, Assistant District Attorney Alex Bastian said. At some point in the original argument, the neighbor reportedly said, “Bitch … leave us alone.” Both sides reportedly went back to their homes.
Green, after hearing that her sister had been disrespected, and her friend Shalah Sheliah Lavon Johnson stormed over to the neighbor’s house, prosecutors said. Another argument ensued, and the neighbor allegedly brandished a golf club and Green allegedly pulled out a personal firearm.
On Tuesday, Green’s attorney Harry Stern said his client never pulled her firearm, adding that the neighbor took the most aggressive action in the incident. The neighbors attempted to sic their dog on Green and Johnson, Stern said, and also tried to hit Green with the golf club.
“She didn’t pull any weapons, use any weapons or anything like that,” Stern said, adding that the incident was a “classic situation” in which she went to the neighbor’s house to make things better and “the other side became extremely aggressive.”
“All she did was eventually identify herself in hopes of calming the situation down,” the attorney added.
Green, who has worked for the Sheriff’s Department since July 2001, was released the morning after the incident after posting $60,000 bail.
She has pleaded not guilty to the charges and remains at work because she was not charged with a felony, per Sheriff’s Department policy. She is working in an administrative role within the field services division, spokeswoman Susan Fahey said, and has no contact with inmates.
Prosecutor Laura Claster said the case might be resolved before it goes to trial. Green and Johnson, a 32-year-old from San Francisco, are next scheduled to appear Dec. 4 for a pre-hearing conference.