FBI to investigate SFPD officers in hotel drug bust


March 4, 2011 12:49:06 AM PST
In the investigation of six San Francisco police officers accused in a possible cover-up, ABC7 learned late Thursday night that the FBI is getting involved. They will investigate possible civil rights violations and other potential crimes by the officers.

San Francisco's public defender says surveillance video from Henry Hotel shows an undercover officer entering a room without consent. In fact, the defender says officers may have committed perjury by lying in court.

The police department has launched an internal investigation and the district attorney is also looking into it.

The officers are on paid leave.