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Investigation Continues in Baker's Dozen Case

Although sources tell the SF Chronicle that on Tuesday police recommended criminal charges against up to six people in the New Year's Eve bashing of Yale singing group 'The Baker's Dozen', prosecutors have sent police back for more investigation, according to the paper.

Bd_1From the Chronicle: "It is unclear what more police need to do to complete their investigation. The police have been faulted for not acting to make arrests on the night of the incident, but have said that they did not have enough information to go on."

District Attorney Kamala Harris released a statement on Wednesday: "The SFPD provided the D.A.'s office with information gathered to this point, and their investigation continues. The case will be reviewed for charging when the investigation is complete."

A former prosecutor and policeman, and now attorney for two brothers detained but released by the police, Frank Passaglia, expressed little surprise that the D.A. had sent the case back to authorities: "If I was the D.A., I'd send it back too.The Police Department, because of all the pressure, wants to put it in the lap of the D.A. The fact of the matter is that it's not ready for reviewing or for charging. Everyone was intoxicated. The Baker's Dozen is not the angelic choirboys they are being made out to be -- they were drinking, too."

With three sons of a prominent San Francisco pediatrician accused in the beating, is there any hope for this political hot potato to become anything but a 'blame the victim' incident in which the attackers, who allegedly pulled their punches while shouting anti-gar slurs, get off easy? Wait and see.

D.A. returns Baker's Dozen case to police: Investigation will continue before any decision on charges [sf chronicle]

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  1. So possibly the Baker boys were drinking as well? It was New Year's Eve for fucks sake. Does that mean they deserved to be beatin senseless by a group of idiots? Is that the police's defense? Pathetic.

    Posted by: Andrew | Jan 18, 2007 10:58:04 AM


  2. I say nothing....

    Ms. Kamala Harris' contact info.


    Contact Us
    San Francisco District Attorney's Office

    Criminal Division

    Hall of Justice

    850 Bryant Street, Room 322

    San Francisco, CA 94103
    Special Operations Division

    732 Brannan Street

    San Francisco, CA 94102

    General Information (415) 553-1751

    (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

    (415) 553-1752

    (After Hours)

    To contact the District Attorney
    DistrictAttorney@Sfgov.org

    Posted by: Andrew | Jan 18, 2007 11:21:01 AM


  3. At least the ongoing investigation is concrete evidence that public pressure does work.

    "It is unclear what more police need to do to complete their investigation. The police have been faulted for not acting to make arrests on the night of the incident, but have said that they did not have enough information to go on."

    That's what I'm thinking too. I'm not an expert here, but it seems to me that it was a rather simple case: The police gets on the scene of the crime, and witness that there are some serious injuries, and get told that 20+ people were involved in the fight which at the very least constitutes major disruption on city's property. They should have arrested everyone left on the scene and brought them in for photos and questioning.

    Posted by: Da | Jan 18, 2007 4:20:00 PM


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