May 2007

SFPD officer Jesse Serna seems to embody the meaning of the word “gangster”. Do you recall The Chronicle’s series on the SFPD’s use of force? Well, this officer was identified as reportedly using more force than any other officer in the 1996-2004 period! And his stepfather is Commander Stephen Tacchini, one of the department’s highest ranking officers. Doesn’t this sound a bit like the mafia perhaps? Just substitute the Sopranos for the SFPD and we got a reality TV hit here folks. Except this is no TV drama. This is real life.

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Demand an open investigation!
Enough is enough. The Berkeley Police Review Commission (PRC) has been warned by the Berkeley Police Association (BPA), in a letter addressed to Chief Hambleton, that it is prepared to pursue court action in order to prevent the PRC from questioning officers about recent cases of drug use, theft, and mishandling of evidence within the department. Yes, you read that right.

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