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Letters: Shameful lack of prosecution for unlawful evictions

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Lack of prosecution for unlawful evictions

It is shameful that the District Attorney’s Office has not prosecuted a single violation by landlords of false eviction leaving the most vulnerable homeless for their profit.

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The sheriff’s department is an essential part of evictions and should, along with the District Attorney, hold a major hearing in San Francisco, especially for the senior population, to outline the background research each time there is an eviction sought by landlords and a follow-up on their statements that they or relatives are moving into the apartment or home.

A record of the hundreds the false evictions should be compiled for this hearing, and those landlords lying and evicting be called to testify.

Thanks to Jane Kim, a Board of Supervisors hearing is in the planning. I hope it results in The City requiring each rent-control facility to have accessible records and that The City mails out such statements.

Deni Leonard
San Francisco

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