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WSJ: Dept. of Justice to Investigate SFPD

January 23, 2012 | 1:43 pm

WSJ: Dept. of Justice to Investigate SFPD

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In an article published today, Wall Street Journal reports the United States Justice Department is opening a probe into the San Francisco Police Department to investigate allegations of officer misconduct. Last year Public Defender Jeff Adachi alleged a group of undercover officers falsified police reports, entered homes without proper warrants and did not properly identify […]

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Adachi Releases New Video, Cites Possible Police Theft

May 27, 2011 | 3:03 pm

Adachi Releases New Video, Cites Possible Police Theft

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Update May 28: Reports on this story from The Informant and the Chronicle, filling in some of the details. Update 3 p.m., May 27 The new Adachi video is now up on the Public Defender’s YouTube site. Here’s the description of it from the PD’s office: San Francisco Police report says “Inastrilla raised his right […]

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May 18, 2011 | 9:22 am

Another Video from Adachi Roils SFPD

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The SFPD video scandal continues. Yesterday, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi released another hotel security video that he says is evidence of police misconduct. Adachi says the video shows police entering the Julian Hotel carrying no bags. The officers were then shown leaving carrying a laptop case and another bag, neither of which officers […]

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Morning Splash: Adachi Charges ‘Systematic Misconduct’ by SFPD; Oakland Gang Injunction Funding Continued

May 18, 2011 | 7:18 am

Morning Splash: Adachi Charges ‘Systematic Misconduct’ by SFPD; Oakland Gang Injunction Funding Continued

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Adachi: Videos Show ‘Systematic Misconduct’ by SF Police (Bay Citizen) For the second time in a week — and the fifth time this year — San Francisco’s public defender released video that he claims shows police officers violating a suspect’s constitutional rights and improperly handling evidence. “We have a pattern of illegal searches and seizures,” […]

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April 7, 2011 | 12:44 pm

Live Tweeting Adachi/Gascon at USF Criminal Justice Forum

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KQED’s Peter Jon Shuler is at the Criminal Justice Forum at USF, where San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon are speaking and answering questions. I’d imagine the ongoing to-do over the SFPD video scandal will come up at some point. Last week, interim police chief Jeff Godown was […]

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Audio: SF Chief Jeff Godown Slams Public Defender Jeff Adachi at Press Conference

April 1, 2011 | 12:33 pm

Audio: SF Chief Jeff Godown Slams Public Defender Jeff Adachi at Press Conference

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I thought it was worth posting the audio of San Francisco Interim Police Chief Jeff Godown’s defense of the police department coupled with his fit of pique at Public Defender Jeff Adachi, from his press conference yesterday. Of course, the Public Defender and the Chief of Police will by definition be in conflict in any […]

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Godown On Latest Adachi Video: “I’m Not Going to Sit Back and Let People Bad-Mouth This Dept.”

March 31, 2011 | 9:54 am

Godown On Latest Adachi Video: “I’m Not Going to Sit Back and Let People Bad-Mouth This Dept.”

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Update 10:45 a.m. KQED’s Peter Jon Shuler just attended a press conference by SF Interim Police Chief Jeff Godown, whom he described as “teed-off” (not exact wording) about the latest video release that the Public Defender’s Office says shows improper police conduct, and which was the basis for a drug bust being thrown out of […]

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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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