Student Joel Angel Juarez Files Brutality Complaint Against SF Sheriff's Department

Friday, May 13, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO BAYVIEW -- Natasha Dangond and Gabriella Angotti-Jones are photographers for the City College campus newspaper, The Guardsman. Joel Angel Juárez is a student at San Francisco State University who photographs for the Mission neighborhood newspaper El Tecolote. The fourth journalist is Sana Saleem, a reporter for the news site 48Hills. “I was taking photos while standing near the right pillar at the top of the stairs before the desks,” Juárez says. “A San Francisco deputy pushed me to the ground as he yelled at me to ‘move.’ The deputy did not give me a warning before pushing me to the ground. “I fell to the ground and down a few stairs onto my right back side. My camera also hit the floor on impact. ... “I was wearing two press credentials during the entire protest and time of the incident. Credentials were issued by El Tecolote, a San Francisco newspaper, and the SF State Journalism Department.”