Student Journalist Joel Angel Juarez Files Complaints Against SF Sheriff's Deputy

Friday, May 20, 2016
EL TECOLOTE -- Juárez — who was visibly wearing two press credentials from El Tecolote and SF State’s Journalism Department — was photographing protesters when he was pushed without warning to the floor and down a short set of marble stairs by sheriff’s deputy. “He told me to move as he was pushing me to the ground,” said Juárez, who reported that he felt discomfort in his right knee, right hip and upper left shoulder later that night. “I fell down a few stairs. My camera also hit the floor. And as soon as I got up, I started recording video on my iPhone to get the deputy’s badge number and name.” The video shows a deputy 2085 Emergency Services Unit Davidson walking away once realizing he is being recorded. Mission Local reporter Joe Rivano Barros witnessed the incident, and his voice can be heard in the video helping Juárez identify the deputy.