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Friday, April 1, 2016

BREAKING: FBI Raiding Home Connected to Man Beaten by Sheriff's Deputies

Posted By on Fri, Apr 1, 2016 at 6:28 PM

FBI agents are reportedly raiding a home in Visitacion Valley in San Francisco where Stanislov Petrov, the man beaten by Alameda County Sheriff's deputies late last year, is supposedly located, according to a television reporter.
It's not immediately clear what's behind the raid or why it's happening, but this wraps up a busy week for Petrov, so we'll go slow.

Petrov, recall, was the guy who led deputies on a high speed chase from the East Bay to San Francisco in November. After ditching his car and continuing on foot, deputies caught up to him in an alley, where a severe baton beating was captured by a nearby building's surveillance video. Deputies later were found to have lied about the encounter, and also failed to have their body cameras on during the encounter.

On Monday, Petrov's attorney alleged that the deputies bribed nearby homeless people who witnessed the encounter with drugs and a gold chain to keep quiet, KTVU reported. A civil suit is pending, and District Attorney George Gascon is considering whether to file charges.

Then, early this morning, a home on Teddy Street in Vis Valley "connected to Petrov" was the site of a nonfatal shooting, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Earlier this afternoon, Petrov happened to be present at the same home while reporters from the Chronicle and television news were on site — and then, just a few minutes ago, FBI agents raided the home, according to ABC 7.
Just what is going on? You tell us.

Reached Friday, a police spokesperson confirmed the raid and said SFPD and FBI are conducting a joint warrant search. No further details are immediately available.

We'll update this post when we hear more.
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Chris Roberts has spent most of his adult life working in San Francisco news media, which is to say he's still a teenager in Middle American years. He has covered marijuana, drug policy, and politics for SF Weekly since 2009.

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