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police transgressions

2003-02-14 17:12:53+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

Because we've maybe been a little too establishment recently here, a few police transgression reports. Dr. Susan Block sues the LAPD for illegal search, and here in San Francisco, when a police officer, son of the chief, mugged someone for a burrito, cops closed ranks around him and the investigator on the case got reassigned. Now it comes out that there was prior documentation of temper problems and authority abuses.

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#Comment made: 2003-02-15 16:18:34+00 by: debrahyde


How about this one: http://www.sfbg.com/37/20/news_shame.html ? (Just happen to notice it the other day while skimming.)


#Comment made: 2003-02-15 19:34:48+00 by: Dan Lyke

Hmmm... I think there are much better examples of police brutality down in the Hunters Point neighborhood. When even the Guardian admits that these folks were trying to rush the gate and trespass, probably with the intent of assault on those inside, and then were trying to storm a police van to free prisoners, I find myself sympathizing with the police.

#Comment made: 2003-02-15 21:57:42+00 by: TC

Sorta following the Fagan case since it's a local story. I find the most remarkable thing to be the apparant police cover up. I am normally amazed at police restraint as they are assaulted by citizens but here we have a pretty clear example of a bad cop and bad management. I am sorry for the fallout the everyday cops are going to get from this.

#Comment made: 2003-02-16 04:16:28+00 by: Dan Lyke

Lest I be seen as distorting the Guardian[Wiki] stance, they do say "control the cops, now" in response to this incident.