SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Two San Francisco police officers were convicted Friday of federal felony charges from the theft of money and property during searches in 2009.
Sgt. Ian Furminger was convicted four counts: two counts of wire fraud, conspiracy against civil rights and conspiracy to commit theft concerning a federally funded program.READ MORE: Bay Area Sees Population Explosion Of Feral Cats; Pandemic Hinders Spay/Neuter Efforts
Officer Edmond Robles was convicted of five counts: two counts of wire fraud, conspiracy against civil rights, conspiracy to commit theft and theft of more than $5,000 worth of property from a federally funded program.
Both were acquitted of two counts each of defrauding the citizens of San Francisco and one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. Furminger was acquitted of a charge of extortion that only he faced and the jury deadlocked over a theft charge.READ MORE: COVID, Homeless Encampments Are Final Straws For School In San Jose's Little Italy Neighborhood
The verdict was read in the court of U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer at around noon Friday.
“The convictions bring a measure of justice to the victims, who were ripped off, falsely arrested and disbelieved for far too long,” San Francisco public defender Jeff Adachi said in a statement. “Those 12 jurors sent a message — that there are consequences for bullies who victimize the poor and powerless under color of authority.”MORE NEWS: COVID: Health Officials Find More CoCo County Restaurants Not Checking Vaccine Cards
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