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SFPD Breathalyzer Mistake Puts Hundreds of DUI Convictions In Doubt

March 9th, 2012 03:23 admin View Comments

Crime

Mr. Shotgun writes “According to CBS, ‘Hundreds, or even thousands, of drunk driving convictions could be overturned because the San Francisco Police Department has not tested its breathalyzers, officials said Monday. For at least six years, the police officers in charge of testing the 20 breathalyzers used by the Police Department did not carry out any tests on the equipment. Officers instead filled the test forms with numbers that matched the control sample, said Public Defender Jeff Adachi, throwing countless DUI convictions into doubt.’ Apparently this has happened before.”

Source: SFPD Breathalyzer Mistake Puts Hundreds of DUI Convictions In Doubt

Did Apple Impersonate Police To Recover the Lost iPhone 5?

September 2nd, 2011 09:34 admin View Comments

Iphone

zacharye writes “This whole lost iPhone 5 prototype story just got whole lot more interesting. According to SF Weekly, six investigators claiming to be members of the San Francisco police department descended upon one Bernal Heights, San Francisco man’s home in search of a lost iPhone 5 prototype that CNET originally reported had been left in a bar. The scary part? The SFPD does not seem to be aware of such an investigation. Instead, it appears as though they may have actually been members of Apple’s security team allegedly impersonating police officers.” So far this claim seems to be developing solely through media communications; in order for the SFPD to start an investigation, the man whose house was searched would need to speak with the police directly.

Source: Did Apple Impersonate Police To Recover the Lost iPhone 5?

SFPD Arrests Suspect In Airbnb Rental Trashing

July 31st, 2011 07:12 admin View Comments

The Internet

theodp writes “Just days after it was reported that apartment sharing startup Airbnb had raised $112MM at a $1B+ valuation from investors that included Marc Andreessen and Jeff Bezos, Airbnb user EJ’s blog entry on the ransacking of her apartment by Airbnb renters went viral, creating a PR nightmare that’s turning into a war of words. CNET reports San Francisco police have confirmed that a 19-year-old woman has been arrested in the case, booked on possession of stolen property, methamphetamine, fraud charges, and an outstanding warrant.”

Source: SFPD Arrests Suspect In Airbnb Rental Trashing

You Can Now Follow The World Series #SFRiot On Twitter

November 1st, 2010 11:30 admin View Comments

The San Francisco Giants won the World Series earlier this evening and of course the fan celebration has at this point devolved into multiple riots, which you can now follow on Twitter at the hashtag #SFRiot.

According to the Twitter stream, several thousand people have taken over 5th and Mission Street, and there are currently multiple bonfires at 3rd and King Street. I’m also seeing reports of people throwing beer bottles at police as well as a stabbing at 4th and King Street, which police apparently have under control.

You can also follow the activity on Ustream (above) and the San Francisco Police scanner, which is just about the scariest thing you’ll ever hear.

Thanks: Sacca

Source: You Can Now Follow The World Series #SFRiot On Twitter

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