Larry Bertrand

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    City Tentatively Settles Lawsuit with Local Party Promoter Arash Ghanadan

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    S.F. Nightlife and Club Crackdown: Current TV Weighs in with a Video

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    City Attorney: $9 Million Nightclub Lawsuit 'Baseless'

    Can you treat San Francisco like the Sopranos? City Attorney's office says no. ​Yesterday, a nightclub owner and one of his former bartenders filed a complaint against the city and state alleging a "pattern of racketeering activity, including false arrests, assault and battery, kidnappings, [and] ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    Nightclub Sues City, Asks for $9 Million in Damages

    www.markwebb.comMark Webb​A club owner and one of his former bartenders filed a much-awaited complaint yesterday alleging racketeering by the San Francisco Police Department, the city, and state of California. A filing attorney Mark Webb had described to reporters over the past two weeks as a grou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2010

    Nightlife-Busting Cop Larry Bertrand 'Voluntarily Reassigned'

    '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 >>

  • News

    March 24, 2010
  • News

    March 17, 2010

    Turning the Tables

    Police have made a number of arrests and seizures of DJ equipment at underground parties and clubs. Is it enforcement or harassment?

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