SFPD’s revised use-of-force policy, among other things, requires officers to use de-escalation techniques to decrease the likelihood of the need to use deadly force.
In the aftermath of the killing of Mario Woods by five San Francisco police officers, San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr has again asked lawmakers to authorize police officers to use Tasers.
I was attending a protest against the nudity ban recently. One of many since San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener introduced and passed legislation banning nudity across the city. What was striking about this protest was that there were about 20 protesters and 20 police.
San Francisco Police seek the public’s assistance in locating two suspects wanted for a robbery, kidnapping, burglary, aggravated assault case.
San Francisco Police are warning the community about the Latin Lotto Scam. In San Francisco there have been two reported “Latin Lotto Scam” incidents. In these incidents, both victims were female in their 50’s and are Spanish speaking.
On April 2, 2012 at 10:30 PM, Lawrence Richardson was leaving a corner grocery store at Divisadero and Eddy Street when he was shot multiple times by several assailants. Lawrence was only 21 at the time of his death. He is survived by his father, mother, many close friends and relatives and a 1year old baby girl.
Police are asking for the public’s help in bringing to justice two of three suspects at large in the robbing, kidnapping and aggravated assault of a 79-year-old woman at her home in the Portola/Bayview neighborhood in May.
For the past three years, Irma Garcia has been battling far more than homelessness on the streets of South San Francisco. Garcia struggles with mental illness, including severe depression. Her greatest challenge, however, is the lack of a support system.
Demonstrators disrupted San Francisco Municipal Railway service Monday morning to mark the one-year anniversary of the shooting death of 19-year-old Kenneth Harding Jr.
Saturday evening, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts unveiled Occupy Bay Area — an exhibit showcasing political posters, photos and videos of the movement’s guiding principles — with an opening night celebration that included live performances by local artists dedicated to social change.
With ten gun-related homicides in June adding to a tally of 38 in 2012, San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr announced today the arrests of 68 wanted suspects resulting from a multi-agency sweep of the city.
Investigators looking into the June 18th incident have discovered some similarities between the previously unreported incident, and a separate attempted sexual assault case, which was reported to police on June 15th and occurred just five blocks away. On June 15, 2012 on Erie Alley near 13th Street, a woman was approached from behind by two men who grabbed her from behind and attempted to sexually assault her.
By Ari Burack April 24, 2008 An advisory committee organized by the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice Wednesday recommended a number of improvements to increase police visibility and build trust in the community.…
By Luke Thomas April 22, 2008 SFPD inspector reported to Police Chief for belligerence and disrespecting committee SFPD Inspector David Falzone, who acted in a manner unbecoming of a police officer during a Land Use…
Majora Carter, Executive Director of Sustainable South Bronx, was forcefully removed as an Olympic torchbearer yesterday when she raised a Tibetan flag in solidarity with the people of Tibet. Photo by Luke Thomas By Luke…