Yale Choir Assaulted; No Arrests By SFPD (abc7news.com)

By Dan Noyes

Jan. 8 – KGO – Members of a renowned choral group from Yale University were attacked outside a New Year’s Eve party in San Francisco, sending several of them to the hospital. Now the police department is coming under fire for its handling of the case.

This does not look good for the city. Yale sends its popular singing group, The Baker’s Dozen, on a holiday concert tour. And San Francisco sends the young men away bloody, bruised, and several of them seriously injured.

Laura Aziz sent her son, Sharyar, off on a concert tour with one of Yale University’s singing groups — he came to San Francisco over New Year’s.

The Baker’s Dozen are a 58-year tradition at Yale. They’ve put out two dozen albums and toured the country, with appearances at the White House and Los Angeles Lakers games. When their winter tour brought them to San Francisco, retired police officer and department lawyer, Reno Rapagnani, arranged a New Year’s Eve party at his home in the group’s honor. (more…)

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