San Francisco Police released a video of an officer involved shooting that occurred Tuesday morning.The video, shot by a passerby using an iPhone, depicts what happened during an altercation between police and a wheelchair-bound man. Read More
The first three homicides in San Francisco this year all occurred within a seven-block radius of a known trouble spot in the Tenderloin.
Community members, however, are quick to defend the neighborhood where the new year got off to a violent start. Read More
The age old saying of “looking both ways when crossing” the street should also be applied whenever stepping off a curb.
A New Year’s Day incident sent one female to the hospital after she was run over by a car twice while trying to catch a cab.
According to San Francisco police, a 24-year-old female had stepped into the street at the 800 block of Brannan Street around 1:30 a.m. Saturday to hail a taxi. Read More
A man confessed to stabbing his roommate Sunday afternoon — according to San Francisco police — and the roommate has since passed away.At 2:46 p.m., the suspect called police saying he had just stabbed his roommate in the 1100 block of Market Street, Officer Albie Esparza said.Police responded and took the suspect, a man in his 40s, into custody. Read More
San Francisco police are on the lookout for a suspect responsible for shooting a man on the street Sunday night, according to a San Francisco police official.At about 9:12 p.m., dispatchers received multiple calls about a shooting at the corner of Larkin and O’Farrell streets, Officer Albie Esparza said.Police arrived on scene and found one man who had been shot in the torso, Esparza said. Read More
It took less than 24 hours after revelers celebrated the new year for San Francisco to tally its first homicide of 2011.
A 20-year-old man, identified by the San Francisco Medical Examiner’s Office as Larry Lacy, was sitting with another man on the sidewalk at the corner of Turk and Taylor streets about 3:20 p.m. Saturday when he was killed, according to police. Read More
A man who kicked out the window of a police car and ran away in handcuffs was arrested blocks away and taken back into custody Sunday morning, according to police.Brian Jenkins, 33, allegedly had been using a razor blade to deface posters at Zeitgeist in the Mission district after being denied entry into the closed bar. Bartender Ben Rubin told The San Francisco Examiner he called police about a “squirrelly” man lurking when he tried to open around 9 a.m. Read More
After two stories ran in Friday’s San Francisco Examiner about the latest mentally ill person killed in an officer-involved shooting this year, an advocate for the mentally ill pointed out that a California law is meant to avoid such situations. Read More
The death of a man killed by San Francisco police inside a Portola neighborhood home Wednesday is the third fatal officer-involved shooting this year — and also the third involving confrontations with the mentally ill inside their homes. Read More
Authorities are forewarning drivers about DUI checkpoints around the Bay Area for the New Year’s weekend.In San Francisco on New Year’s, there will be a checkpoint at Eighth and Folsom streets between 8:30 p.m. and 3 a.m. SFPD also plans a six-officer motorcycle DUI patrol that night.Also, take heed on Bay Area highways. As many as 80 percent of all available California Highway Patrol uniformed officers will be out in force for the New Year’s holiday, CHP said. Read More