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S.F. Officers Indicted on Extortion, Drug Charges

February 27, 2014  | 

Five San Francisco police officers and a former officer have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges including extortion, dealing drugs, stealing computers and other property from suspects and searching residential hotels without legal justification, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

The wide-ranging federal probe stemmed from allegations first made in 2011 by city Public Defender Jeff Adachi, who released a series of surveillance videos showing what he called a pattern of misconduct by officers.

According to indictments unsealed Thursday, Officers Arshad Razzak, 41, Richard Yick, 36, and Raul Eric Elias, 44, all formerly assigned to the Southern police station at the city's Hall of Justice, are accused of conspiring to threaten and intimidate residents of single-room occupancy hotel rooms by entering them without legal justification by using a master key.

Tags: Officer Misconduct, San Francisco PD, Officer Prosecution


Comments (5)

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Ima Leprechaun @ 3/1/2014 1:50 AM

They were just trying to supplement their incomes. California is an expensive state to live in.

Retired Chief @ 3/2/2014 9:38 AM

It seems to be the rule that most cops who violate the law and their oath of office in this way come from cities led by liberals with politically correct police chiefs...just saying

Sherry @ 3/3/2014 1:46 AM

Retired Chief, Officers in all citys violate the law. It is a big shame that they get away with it for so long as no one believes a Defendant when he tells about such behavior.
The charges should include kidnapping, breaking and entering, domestic terrorism, just to name a few. Also each and every case that the officers took part in needs to be redone as no one knows just how many innocent individuals went to jail, paid false fines on bogus tickets/arrests/charges which all events have long term flowing events like loss of jobs, major family fights/ divorce and even for some to loose the place they lived in.
Each and every law officer should have a recording cam on while on duty everyday.
This could aid in the truth on how events are written in police reports.
Officers that knew about this actitvity but did nothing should also be charged.

Sherry @ 3/3/2014 1:50 AM

My Hats off to the Public Defender that turned them in.

Capt. Crunch @ 3/3/2014 10:17 AM

@ Sherry, you don't kill all the dogs because one has fleas.

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