- Associated Press - Thursday, January 22, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal jury has convicted a veteran San Francisco police officer of violating a tenant’s civil rights by illegally entering her hotel room.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/1JeU5N7) jurors on Thursday found Officer Ashad Razzak guilty of violating the tenant’s rights, conspiracy, submitting a false report and signing a false pay slip for an informant.

A police report signed by Razzak said he led a team of officers to a room at the Henry Hotel to search for heroin with the occupant’s consent, eliminating the need for a search warrant.

But a video showed the officers entering without knocking after one of them opened the door with a key. The resident testified she was coerced into signing a consent form after the search in December 2010.

Sentencing is scheduled April 28.



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Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, https://www.sfgate.com

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