When San Carlos was incorporated in 1925, its Police Department consisted of one man: Chief Ed Wheeler.
The department, which now has 39 employees, may be put in the history books for good at 7 tonight if the City Council goes ahead with a plan to outsource law enforcement services to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office. Read More
Supervisor Chris Daly is asking his colleagues to throw him a bone.
He’s trying again to push his desired goal to merge the Police and Sheriff’s departments, even though he’s received lukewarm — at best — support from his fellow supervisors. Read More
District 2 Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier’s proposal to change oversight of city parking lots from the Fire Department to the Police Department will go to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. Alioto-Pier’s legislation would call for background checks on lot operators and criminal histories of employees in order to obtain business permits. Read More
San Francisco’s parking industry faces tougher regulations under a plan to have the Police Department take over the permitting process.
Background checks on lot operators and criminal histories of employees who work at lots or garages would be required in order to obtain business permits under legislation introduced by Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier. Currently, permitting is handled by the Fire Department. Read More
District 5 Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi’s call to transfer oversight of the crime lab from the Police Department to the city administrator will be considered Monday by the Board of Supervisors Public Safety Committee.
The crime lab was shut down earlier this year after former employee Deborah Madden admitted to taking drug samples, forcing drug testing to be outsourced and cases to be thrown out of court. Read More
Two of Board of Supervisors President David Chiu’s proposals concerning nightclub violence are before the Public Safety Committee on Monday.
One concerns expanding the Entertainment Commission’s powers to include revoking permits of clubs where safety has been an issue. The other will review statistics from the commission and Police Department regarding violence.
Most recently, a man was shot and killed July 11 outside Jelly’s dance cafe in the Mission Bay neighborhood. Read More
A Mission Bay nightclub that was the site of a fatal shooting early Sunday has closed temporarily, police said.
About 1:40 a.m. Sunday, Lee Farley, 39, of Richmond was shot and killed during an argument that started inside dance club Jelly’s, police said.
The fight escalated and spilled outside, where the shooter, who’s still at large, pulled out a gun and shot Farley in the chest. Read More
Overnight campers and other transients involved in illegal activities in Golden Gate Park will be the focus of increased police patrols in the wake of two violent incidents in a four-day span. Read More
San Francisco’s sometimes-troublesome nightclub scene will be the subject of a forum Wednesday.
The Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, the Entertainment Commission, the Office of Small Business and the Police Department will hold the second Nightlife Safety Summit to address safety concerns relating to nightclubs.
It will be held at Koret Auditorium at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St., at 1 p.m. Read More
Attempts to keep defense attorneys abreast of the troubled history of cops involved in court trials hit a hiccup this weekend when the District Attorney’s Office failed to disclose that an officer once jabbed an innocent man’s face with a crack pipe. Read More