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Resource ID: #2762
Subject: Justice (co-sponsored by Criminal Justice Journalists): Policing the police
Source: Ft_Worth_IRE_Annual_2006Susan Sward;Ted Gest (moderator);Tanya Eiserer;Roger Goldman
Affiliation: San Francisco Chronicle;Criminal Justice Journalists;The Dallas Morning News;St. Louis University School of Law
Date: 2006



Sward explains how she and other colleagues at the San Francisco Chronicle reported on the unnecessary force used by some members of the San Francisco Police Department. They ultimately exposed that one of the officers, the son of an assistant chief of police, was still on probation and had amassed a long string of incidents in which he used force on suspects, when he was accused of getting into a brawl with two civilians over a bag of steak fajitas. She explains what records they obtained, how their database was built and what they would do differently next time.

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