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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
www.markwebb.comMark WebbA 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 >>
'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?