Uploaded on May 11, 2011
A troubling surveillance video released by the Public Defender Jeff Adachi May 11 reveals San Francisco Police Department officers physically attacking a bystander after illegally searching the room of a residential hotel resident and appearing to steal his property.
The footage, the latest in a string of videos revealing serious police misconduct, prompted Adachi to renew his call for police to employ a zero tolerance policy for officers who commit perjury.
0:00 Undercover officer Guerrero in dark clothing enters, crosses lobby.
0:19 Guerrero goes to 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floor of hotel
1:54 Officers pass front desk and one briefly flashes a badge
2:22 Client enters lobby and is handcuffed
4:21 Handcuffed client is led to room and officers search room
6:36 Friend of client's stops by room and is choked and searched by police
9:08 Guerrero exits room with client's bag (not listed in police property list) and walks down hall