Jury deliberations to begin for two officers accused of illegal searches 

A federal jury is due to begin deliberating Wednesday in the trial of two San Francisco police officers accused of conspiring to enter and search residential hotel rooms without a warrant.

Officers Arshad Razzak, 42, and Richard Yick, 38, have been on trial in the court of U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg since Jan. 12.

Closing arguments began Tuesday and the case will go to the jury after completion of the final prosecution rebuttal argument Wednesday morning.

The two officers, who were suspended without pay after being indicted last February, are both accused of conspiring to violate civil rights through illegal entries and searches of single-room occupancy

residential hotel rooms between Dec. 23, 2010 and March 1, 2011.

They are also charged with a specific deprivation of civil rights during a search of a room at the Henry Hotel at Sixth and Mission streets on Dec. 23, 2010, in a drug investigation. Razzak is additionally accused of falsifying a police report and an informant's pay slip related to the incident.

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