This cyclist did not resist or struggle, but she was
held in this dangerous position with the full weight
of a police officer (Lt. Keith Sanford) on her back and neck with her arm
twisted behind her for several minutes
Location: Market near Powell
Eye Witness Accounts of the
July 25th San Francisco Ride
A team of lawyers working on behalf of San Francisco cyclists would like to hear from you. Your eye witness account could be very helpful to someone who was wrongfully arrested and/or assaulted.
Also, Mary Dunlop at the OCC (Office of Citizens Complaints) is compiling police misconduct reports. Call her at this number: (415) 597 7711. (They have a very odd phone system. Don't be put off by it.)
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Editorial: The members of the San Francisco Police Department are working people, city employees, and the vast majority are decent people. Unlike our mayor, we're not into "city worker bashing." 99 times out of 100, where there is a problem it can usually be traced to upper management. On the other hand, because of the nature of their work, police officers must be held to a high standard of professionalism. The good ones have no problem with that, God bless 'em.
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