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Occupy SF: Interview w/ Arrestee; Chief Suhr Chat w/ Demonstrators; Video — Last Night’s Confrontation

October 17, 2011 | 4:29 pm

Occupy SF: Interview w/ Arrestee; Chief Suhr Chat w/ Demonstrators; Video — Last Night’s Confrontation

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Last night, police arrested five Occupy San Francisco protesters in what Bay City News calls a “heated confrontation” over police confiscating the demonstators’ tents and camping gear at Justin Herman Plaza. The Bay Guardian reports it this way: Police were by many accounts more aggressive than in the previous raid, which was the first direct […]

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Morning Splash: Guv Outlines Pension Reform; SF Police Chief Pushes Back; So Long SF Fast Pass

April 1, 2011 | 7:52 am

Morning Splash: Guv Outlines Pension Reform; SF Police Chief Pushes Back; So Long SF Fast Pass

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Governor seeks pension changes (Sacramento Bee) Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday rolled out a sweeping and sometimes vague list of public employee retirement changes that he wants lawmakers to enact. The 12-point list – five of which were described as “proposals under development” – immediately drew a mix of criticism, confusion and faint praise. A […]

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Morning Splash: DA Drops 57 Cases Over Police Misconduct; Guv Wants Budget-Vote Delay

March 10, 2011 | 7:56 am

Morning Splash: DA Drops 57 Cases Over Police Misconduct; Guv Wants Budget-Vote Delay

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SF police: D.A. drops 57 cases in misconduct probe (SF Chronicle) The misconduct investigation into a San Francisco police unit of undercover officers forced prosecutors to drop another 42 criminal cases Wednesday afternoon, District Attorney George Gascón announced. The growing scandal, which has prompted separate investigations by the FBI, the district attorney and the Police […]

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Update on San Francisco Police Department Video Scandal: Total of 57 Cases Dropped

March 9, 2011 | 10:59 am

Update on San Francisco Police Department Video Scandal: Total of 57 Cases Dropped

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Update 11:31 a.m. KQED’s Peter Jon Shuler reports the following from George Gascon’s press conference on the SFPD scandal that involves illegal police conduct during arrests: SF DA Gascon is dropping 42 more cases, putting the total at 57. These represent cases that are pending or open cases, or involve people in custody. They haven’t […]

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March 7, 2011 | 12:27 pm

At least One More Case Related to SFPD Video Scandal Dropped; New Video to Be Released

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Update 2:50 p.m. Peter Jon Shuler reports that Sharon Woo from the District Attorney’s Office said at a press conference this afternoon that the case cited by attorney Scott Sugarman, mentioned in the 1:40 p.m. update, was not dismissed because of the video he cites, but because of concern over revealing the name of an […]

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SFPD Shuts Down Plainclothes Unit as New Video Surfaces; Watch Videos Online

March 4, 2011 | 1:25 pm

SFPD Shuts Down Plainclothes Unit as New Video Surfaces; Watch Videos Online

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The San Francisco Police Department is shutting down the plainclothes division at its Southern Station, Interim Police Chief Jeff Godown said, due to allegations by the Public Defender’s Office of illegal police conduct during arrests. KQED’s Peter Jon Shuler attended today’s SFPD press conference addressing the allegations. He reports that a team of six accused […]

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SF D.A. Will Investigate Video That Public Defender Says Reveals Police Misconduct, Perjury

March 2, 2011 | 11:03 pm

SF D.A. Will Investigate Video That Public Defender Says Reveals Police Misconduct, Perjury

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Update Thursday Mar 3: San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon said his office will investigate the charges of police misconduct made yesterday by Public Defender Jeff Adachi. KTVU has a video and text report. Earlier post Public Defender Jeff Adachi said today that surveillance video from the Henry Hotel in San Francisco shows that SFPD […]

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February 24, 2011 | 4:38 pm

Interview: Jeff Godown on the Use of Tasers

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Yesterday the San Francisco Police Commission authorized the department to investigate and develop a plan for the use of tasers. The Bay Guardian reported on some of the controversy around the vote: Representatives from immigrant advocacy groups, communities of color, queer and transgender communities, mental-health professional organizations, and civil-rights watchdog groups turned out en masse […]

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Morning Splash: Storms on the Way; SF Police Chief Says Sit/Lie Enforcement to Start Soon

February 14, 2011 | 7:54 am

Morning Splash: Storms on the Way; SF Police Chief Says Sit/Lie Enforcement to Start Soon

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Wintry storms forecast for S.F. Bay Area (SF Chronicle) …Rain is forecast today for the first time since Jan. 30, followed by more storms and cold weather…Rain is forecast today for the first time since Jan. 30, followed by more storms and cold weather. Training continues for SFPD before full rollout of sit-lie ordinance (SF […]

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February 9, 2011 | 3:03 pm

Interview With San Francisco Interim Police Chief Jeff Godown

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San Francisco Interim Police Chief Jeff Godown was on Forum today, and after that interview I spoke with him for a few minutes about why he thinks there have been so many officer-involved shootings in the Bay Area lately, the possibility of San Francisco police being equipped with tasers, and other topics: Interview with SF […]

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