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SFPD Investigates Officer for Mouthing Off to Press

Sgt. Carl T of the San Francisco Police Department has never shirked from a battle with the PD's top brass. When a high-ranking commander ruled that he couldn't just go by "Carl T" on his name tag, he legally changed…
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News, The Snitch 'Bait Car' Conversations with Cops Likely to Be Revealed, Could Help Alleged Car Thieves

'Bait Car' Conversations with Cops Likely to Be Revealed, Could Help Alleged Car Thieves

The nitty-gritty details of the behind-the-scenes discussions between San Francisco police and truTV's Bait Car reality TV show will likely be revealed in court -- soon. On Thursday, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Andrew Cheng said he was granting a…
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News, The Snitch Charges Dropped For Transgender Woman Arrested Outside Diva's On 'Bait Car'

Charges Dropped For Transgender Woman Arrested Outside Diva's On 'Bait Car'

The transgender woman who was the first person arrested for stealing a car as part of the San Francisco Bait Car reality TV show isn't a thief after all. Prosecutors dropped the car theft charges against Joseph Bullard on Friday…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco Could Be Liable for Any Injuries in Bait Car Sting

San Francisco Could Be Liable for Any Injuries in Bait Car Sting

In the wake of the police's collaboration with the Bait Car reality TV program, disgruntled people caught on the show are now threatening lawsuits. We've blogged about truTV being sued for defamation from someone claiming they never signed a release…
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SF Weekly Letters

Good Samaritans or Car Thieves? Those who are there to help don't flee when the police arrive: I'm fairly skeptical of the "Good Samaritan" who decided to move a car in front of a bar [on an episode of Bait…
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News, The Snitch Las Vegas Woman Sues truTV Show For Defamation

Las Vegas Woman Sues truTV Show For Defamation

We wrote this week about many of the troubling aspects of the Bait Car TV show on truTV, which is currently airing episodes filmed in San Francisco. Among the more maddening facets for the people on the show is that…
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'Bait Car' Jurors Blast On-Camera Sting In Letter to Former Chief Gascon

Jurors who recently convicted a man caught in a police car theft sting for truTV's Bait Car reality show have penned a seething letter to former Police Chief George Gascón blasting the operation. In a Jan. 3 letter to the…
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News, The Snitch Here Is the Reality: Media Experts Say 'Bait Car' TV Show Is Not Real Journalism

Here Is the Reality: Media Experts Say 'Bait Car' TV Show Is Not Real Journalism

On truTV's 'Bait Car' Monday night, the San Francisco police busted alleged car thieves on camera: a 15-year-old kid who had never driven before, a homeless man who rifled around for loose change in the glove department, and a man…
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Split Decision

Yes, San Francisco, it's true. After three years, Mayor Gavin Newsom and his wife, Kimberly Guilfoyle Newsom, former lingerie model and prosecutor, are splitting up, a move rumored to be imminent for months in San Francisco high society. It was…
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