Dog-Fighting Videos Lead San Francisco Police to Make 2 Arrests

By Bay City News
|  Monday, Sep 23, 2013  |  Updated 1:58 PM PDT
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    Police arrested two men in connection with dog-fighting videos allegedly filmed in San Francisco and are looking for more suspects in the case.

    San Francisco residents Ed Perkins, 23, and Jermaine Jackson, 24, were arrested following a police investigation of multiple dog-fighting videos that were obtained following an unrelated dog-fighting arrest last month, San Francisco police Sgt. Danielle Newman said.

    Police found the videos on the suspect's cellphone, with one of the videos appearing to show a crowd cheering on a fight between two pit bulls at what appears to be the Hunters View public housing development, Newman said.

    Perkins was arrested on suspicion of owning, possessing or training a dog with intent to fight with another dog, causing a fight between dogs for amusement or gain, animal cruelty, participating in a street gang and conspiracy, according to police.

    Perkins is a gang member, Newman said.

    Jackson was cited for allegedly being a spectator at the dog fights, police said.

    One suspect remains at large with a felony arrest warrant, police said.

    Investigators are also still looking for four bystanders in the video.

    They are described as a black woman between 20 and 28 years old who was wearing a red shirt, gray sweatpants, and white tennis shoes; a heavyset black male wearing jeans, a black long-sleeved T-shirt with graphics on the front; a male of Pacific Islander descent wearing a blue jacket, white T-shirt and blue jeans; and another male of Pacific Islander descent wearing a camouflage jacket with dark pants, Newman said.

    Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Police Department's tip line at (415) 575-4444.

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