SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi has once again brought misconduct charges against the San Francisco Police Department, claiming officers stole from suspects and lied on police reports.

Adachi said the owner of a produce market in the Richmond District was the victim of excessive force and he claims officers lied on police reports to justify it.

He has released video of the incident in question and also claims that officers from the Mission Station stole property from several suspects they arrested recently, including $10,000 in cash.

“What’s important here is that the public is informed about what happened in these cases and that immediate action is taken,” said Adachi.

Adachi has been questioned about the timing of the charges as he is a candidate for mayor in next week’s election.

KCBS’ Bob Melrose Reports:

But San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr said the video shows the produce owner being a threat to officers.

“It appears that the suspect does clench his fist. It does appear that he leans in and then officers are taught that at first blush, to de-escalate any potentially escalating situation,” said Suhr.

Adachi leveled similar allegations against the department earlier this year, which are being investigated by the FBI.

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Comments (6)
  1. Vergon says:

    Adachi hates the police to the point of being psychotic. He has an agenda to fulfill for his millionaire handlers. Furthermore, for being such a Democratic progressive, he is so anti-labor that he makes the Republican Governor of Wisconsin look like a member of OWS. It’s because of people like him that I stay away from San Francisco and will not go there to spend even a penny. Maybe the Feds should be investigating HIM instead. Who pays YOUR salary, Adachi? Heed these words: If you make enemies with your police, you’d better make friends with your enemies.

    1. BigCop says:

      you seem to be the psycho anyone who questions police actions is a hater to you . you need major help and maybe some drugs.

  2. Vergon says:

    Guess I need to put a disclaimer to my previous post: that was my opinion only. This is because I believe that Adachi would legally come after me and try to file criminal charges against me otherwise.

  3. deadzone says:

    Adachi is such an idiot. Not only is his pension reform bill going to fail, he’s not getting elected as Mayor. Now, he’s really going to go after the cops now to save face.

    1. BigCop says:

      “Deadzone” must be an SF cop. The video looks more like SF cops shaking down the small store owner than the store owner assaulting the cops. You a jerk. Hmm, “Deadzone” must be the space between your ears.

  4. aoi says:

    Is it an Excessive Force???
    Adachi should think where here is. here is USA , not my town of Japan where there is few criminal, few cop. few patroll gun.
    Adachi’s thinking would make many wimpy cops .

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