Police chief indicted in off-duty fight

SAN FRANCISCO Police Chief Earl Sanders and nine other policemen have been indicted in connection with an off-duty fight outside a bar and an reported attempt to cover it up.

Those indicted Thursday included an assistant chief, his police officer son, and a deputy chief. It was not immediately clear whether Chief Sanders and the others would turn themselves in, or be arrested.

The indictments stem from a November incident in which three off-duty officers reportedly beat two men in front of a bar just after closing time, and from the supposed cover-up that followed.

Chief Sanders and six others each face one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice in the reported cover-up.4