SFPD Perjury Scandal: 'Police, Lies, and Videotape'

Public Defender Jeff Adachi

The San Francisco Police Department said it would expand its review of alleged officer misconduct in several narcotics arrests after defense attorneys revealed more video footage today they say contradicts sworn statements made by officers in police reports.

It was the third instance of video footage — all culled from surveillance cameras at the Henry Hotel, a residential hotel on Sixth Street's skid row — appearing to contradict officers' accounts of how drug seizures unfolded. Public Defender Jeff Adachi, holding a press conference today with private defense attorney Scott Sugarman, whose client's arrest was captured on the latest tape, dubbed the widening scandal “Police, Lies, and Videotape.”

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