Assistant Chief of Operations Jeff Godown will be interim chief of the San Francisco Police Department until a permanent replacement is found, according to a department spokesman.
On Sunday, Chief George Gascon was selected as district attorney, 18 months after he took over the top position in the police department. Read More
Police Chief George Gascon will be The City’s next district attorney at least until an election in November, furthering a snowball effect of interim appointments.
Gascon has served as SFPD's chief since August 2009, after leaving his post as police chief of Mesa, Ariz. During his career in The City, he has pushed the use of Tasers and worked to overhaul a Police Department policy on disclosing misconduct during criminal trials. Read More
Two men were stabbed in front of a nightclub in San Francisco's South of Market district early Sunday morning, officials said.
Shortly after 12:30 a.m., all units at the San Francisco Police Department's Southern Station responded to Temple nightclub, at 540 Howard St., on report of an altercation, San Francisco police Officer Frost said.
Firefighters were also dispatched for medical aid, a San Francisco fire lieutenant said. Read More
A man police say is one of The City’s most violent village drunks will be let out of jail next month.
Arturo Pleitez, 50, is serving a 75-day sentence for kicking a cop during a drunken rampage in front of the Attic bar in the Mission district on Dec. 6. He pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of battery on an officer, prosecutors said. Read More
A 20-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries in a shooting in San Francisco's Mission Dolores neighborhood on Friday night, a police spokesman said today.
The shooting was reported at 10:58 p.m. Friday at the intersection of 20th and Dolores streets, San Francisco police Lt. Troy Dangerfield said.
The victim was standing on a corner of the intersection when a suspect approached and shot him multiple times before fleeing on foot, Dangerfield said. Read More
Just days after police shot their second mentally ill man in as many weeks, a small contingent of San Francisco officers will fly to Memphis, Tenn. to study that city’s method of training law enforcement to handle people with mental health issues. Read More
San Francisco police are investigating a frightening drive-by shooting in the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood Thursday evening that left a 22-year-old woman’s car riddled with bullets.Police spokesman Lt. Troy Dangerfield said the woman, a city resident, was driving north on Ingalls Street near George Court at about 6:50 p.m. when someone inside a gold sedan driving in the opposite direction opened fire. Read More
On any given day, a brigade of RVs, campers and other large trailers park along the streets surrounding lower Great Highway as their owners sleep inside.
Residents in the Outer Sunset district say the campers are overstaying their welcome by conducting illegal activity and leaving behind trash — and even raw sewage — that permanent residents are forced to deal with. Read More
A spat between neighbors led to a stabbing in the Marina district Wednesday night, police said.A 38-year-old man suffered a laceration to his right arm after the dispute in the 2500 block of Lombard Street, police said.The injury was not life threatening. Cops called to the scene around 9:40 p.m. arrested a 57-year-old man. The investigation is ongoing, police email@example.com Read More
A woman assaulted a manager at a San Francisco Safeway on Tuesday after he tried to escort her out for bringing her dog in the store, police said.The woman “was belligerent,” striking the manager multiple times before security got her in handcuffs in the store at 4900 Mission St., police said. Read More