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Thursday, May 30, 2019

San Francisco Man Sentenced To 30 Months In Prison For Robbing Two San Francisco Banks

San Francisco Police Officer Was Under Suspension Without Pay When Identified By SFPD Internal Affairs Officers

SAN FRANCISCO –Rain Olson Daugherty was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for robbing two San Francisco banks, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett. The sentence was handed down by the Honorable William H. Orrick, United States District Judge.

Daugherty, 44, of San Francisco, pleaded guilty to the charges on February 21, 2019.  According to the plea agreement, on November 29, 2018, Daugherty entered a bank in the Sunset District of San Francisco and slid a note containing a demand for money across the counter.  The teller gave Daugherty cash from her drawer.  Then, two weeks later, on December 13, 2018, Daugherty robbed a bank on Clement Street in San Francisco.  Again, he approached a bank teller and slid a note containing a demand for money across the counter.  Again, the teller gave Daugherty cash from the drawer.   According to court records, San Francisco Police Department Internal Affairs officers identified Daugherty as the robber when they were shown surveillance camera footage from the first robbery.  At the time, Daugherty was, and still is, an SFPD officer who was under suspension without pay.  

A federal grand jury indicted Daugherty on January 10, 2019, charging him with four counts of bank robbery— two counts for each robbery, all in a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2113(a).   Daugherty pleaded guilty to two counts of 18 U.S.C. § 2113(a), one for each bank robbery.  The remaining two counts were dismissed.   

In addition to the prison term, Judge Orrick ordered Daugherty to serve three years of supervised release to begin at the end of his prison term.  Daugherty has been in custody since his arrest on December 18, 2018 and will begin serving his prison term immediately.    

Assistant U.S. Attorney Ajay Krishnamurthy is prosecuting this case with the assistance of Kimberly Richardson.  The prosecution is the result of an investigation by the FBI with assistance from the San Francisco Police Department.  

Violent Crime
Updated May 30, 2019