Police Chief Greg Suhr has zapped a pilot project that would have armed 5 percent of The City’s police force with stun guns, arguing that the plan suggested by community members was so restrictive that officers saw no point in carrying the devices.
Suhr’s plan would have given 118 stun guns to officers who are specially trained to handle people who suffer from a mental illness. The devices are intended to immobilize people by delivering 50,000 volts of electricity. Read More
A man was knocked out and stabbed near the Civic Center on Wednesday, police said.The 35-year-old victim was reportedly punched and fell unconscious in the 600 block of Larkin Street about 8:30 p.m., police said. When he woke up, he had been stabbed in the leg.He was taken to the hospital and treated for his injuries, which were not life threatening. Read More
San Francisco police are worried that a man who robbed a Visitacion Valley doughnut shop Monday may not be entirely hole, Officer Gordon Shyy said. Read More
Mission district residents might be on edge about a possible increase in gang violence after an officer-involved shooting Sunday that followed the March 30 killing of 19-year-old college student Jacob Valdiviezo. Read More
The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday honored a public safety dispatcher after she was chosen by her peers as Dispatcher of the Year.
Corinina “Cori” Cruz helped guide more than 40 police officers to a standoff on Treasure Island in which the suspect ultimately died by suicide, Department of Emergency Management spokesman Francis Zamora said in a statement. Read More
A man was detained for questioning in connection with the suspicious death of a dermatologist in the Pacific Heights area of San Francisco, police said Monday. Read More
Not cool, bungling bros. Four would-be surfboard thieves were busted after busting into the Sunset Shapers surf shop on Saturday, according to a report from Ocean Beach Bulletin. Read More
A group of tourists got a rude welcome to San Francisco when they were brutally attacked and robbed by a group of thugs Friday night, according to ABC news. Read More
Two people were critically injured in an officer-involved shooting in the Mission district early Sunday morning when police confronted a person holding what appeared to be a firearm, Officer Gordon Shyy said. Read More
The Police Department has since 2010 routinely required business owners to install surveillance cameras in order to receive permits to sell alcohol, but suddenly the Board of Supervisors has begun voting against the condition.
On Thursday, a board committee approved two liquor licenses, but not before shooting down the surveillance requirement at the urging of Supervisor Scott Wiener. Read More