FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

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)

Displaying 1 - 5 of 5

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.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Fieldline Tactical Introduces the Roe Sling Bag
Measuring 17.5 x 9 x 6.5 inches, the Roe Sling Bag has a capacity of more than 1,020 cubic...
Video: Florida Officers Lured into Ambush by 911 Caller
Officers Benjamin Metz, 38, and John Schwarze, 45, a K-9 handler for Lake Wales Police...
Wisconsin Officers Save Family from House Fire
"I immediately alerted dispatch and we exited our vehicle and began pounding and knocking...
Widow of Ex-Officer Who Killed Daughters to Get Pension Benefits
Former White Plains Officer Glen Hochman, 52, had marked the “zero option” when he filed...
Video: California Officers Sue, Claim Agency Retaliated After They Complained About Ticket Quotas
Six Whittier, Calif., police officers are suing the city, saying they faced retaliation...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine