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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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May 11, 2011 | 5:06 pm

S.F. Public Defender Releases New Video of Apparent Police Misconduct

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San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi released yet another videotape today depicting questionable, if not criminal, San Francisco police conduct. The video, shot last December 30, apparently shows plainclothes officers entering the Jefferson Hotel, on Eddy Street in the city’s Tenderloin district. Among the activities that never made it into police reports related to their […]

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May 4, 2011 | 3:23 pm

SFPD: Arrests Made in German Tourist Slaying

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From Bay City News: San Francisco police announced this afternoon that arrests have been made in the fatal shooting of a German tourist in the city’s theater district last August. Mechtild Schroeer, 50, of Minden, Germany, was shot at about 9 p.m. on Aug. 8, 2010, in the 400 block of Mason Street, near Union […]

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April 27, 2011 | 3:32 pm

Wednesday Weeklies: SF Cops Working for FBI; Jerry Brown and the Prison Guards; SF T.P. Budget

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This week’s new articles from the alternative weeklies… Spies in blue (SF Bay Guardian) San Francisco cops assigned to the FBI’s terrorism task force can ignore local police orders and California privacy laws to spy on people without any evidence of a crime. That’s what a recently released memo appears to say — and it […]

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Meet Your New SF Police Chief, Greg Suhr

April 27, 2011 | 9:48 am

Meet Your New SF Police Chief, Greg Suhr

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Good profile of new SFPD Chief Greg Suhr by Matier & Ross in today’s Chron. M&R describe his career as a “rollercoaster.” The ups: Suhr’s most recent command was in the high-crime Bayview district, where homicides have dropped nearly 50 percent since he took over as station-house commander in October 2009… He was also the […]

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Morning Splash: Lee Considers Three SFPD Police Chief Candidates; Bryan Stow Suffers Setback

April 18, 2011 | 7:58 am

Morning Splash: Lee Considers Three SFPD Police Chief Candidates; Bryan Stow Suffers Setback

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Ed Lee considers 3 police chief candidates (Matier & Ross, SF Chronicle) For weeks, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has been doing background checks and interviewing and re-interviewing the three finalists for police chief – and from the looks of it, he is isn’t comfortable with any of them. The choice is between Bayview Station […]

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April 14, 2011 | 3:00 pm

Wednesday Weeklies (on Thursday): Working SF Police Earn Pensions; The “Uncivil Jewish Debate”

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This week’s new articles from the alternative weeklies… Double Drain: Program Pays Cops Pensions While Still on the Force (SF Weekly) …In 2008, San Francisco found itself unable to properly staff its police force. The solution enshrined by city voters: Allow cops to simultaneously work and be retired — and earn both hefty salaries and […]

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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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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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