“The role of the unidentified woman is key to this case because the defense team is arguing that their clients had been victims of human trafficking, coerced into committing the theft by an organized crime ring in China.”
Ghost Scam Trial: SFPD Was Unaware That a Fifth Person May Have Played a Role [Weekly]

“An officer could have formed a reasonable, if mistaken belief that lethal force was permissible”
Wheelchair user’s force lawsuit tossed [Chron]

the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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