Call for Backup Last year, SF Weekly told readers about Arash Ghanadan, a local party promoter who sued undercover Officer Larry Bertrand for what he claims was an unlawful arrest. The city has potentially reached a settlement with Ghanadan, yet lawyers would not disclose the terms of the agreeme ... More >>
Joseph SchellArash Ghanadan is suing S.F. for false arrest and imprisonment after officers stormed a late-night party in SOMA.Candidates vying for a San Francisco Board of Supervisors seat will face a brand-new challenge on the campaign trail this year: Placating local music fans and club owners ... More >>
The story of Larry Bertrand, Arash Ghanadan, and the SFPD/ABC crackdown on clubs and nightlife in San Francisco has been told many times in print. But recently, our friendly local Al Gore-owned broadcast network, Current TV, posted this clip, entitled "The Tables Have Turned," to its website. While ... More >>
'No, he's been reassigned...' Officer Larry Bertrand's controversial policing of nightclubs and underground parties in SOMA made him the subject of two alt weekly cover stories in the past two weeks. But even before both articles were published, Bertrand was no longer working in plainclothes to p ... More >>
Police have made a number of arrests and seizures of DJ equipment at underground parties and clubs. Is it enforcement or harassment?