The details surrounding a blue Nissan Rogue truck that crashed following what is being called a targeted rampage that injured four bicyclists late Wednesday night could help police make an arrest.
Three of the male victims remained in the hospital Thursday — two are in stable condition and alert and talking, while the third was in critical but expected to survive. However, the suspect remained at large. Read More
More than 1,000 people who have overdosed on drugs or alcohol were transported by firefighters last year — a number that does not encompass The City’s spending on caring for the inebriated, many of whom are repeat offenders. Read More
While rumors of missing money at the San Francisco Police Department led police Chief George Gascon to secure more than $7 million in evidence while auditors scoured records, a controller’s office report released Thursday found that everything was accounted for.
The Police Department had 7,300 envelopes in its possession, and auditors found no indication that any money had been displaced. Read More
A bomb scare that led to the evacuation of Union Square at the height of business hours Wednesday afternoon unnerved residents and tourists, who remain on edge following the recent botched terrorist attack in New York’s Times Square. Read More
The redevelopment of Treasure Island moved closer to reality Tuesday.
The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved terms of the plan to buy Treasure Island from the Navy for more than $100 million and spend $1.5 billion developing the man-made island located in the Bay between San Francisco and Oakland.
If all goes according to plan, the island will be home to as many as 8,000 new residential units. Thirty percent of the units would be offered below market rates. Read More
Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier introduced legislation at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting that would make parking garage operators’ permits the responsibility of the Police Department. Currently, the permits fall under the Fire Department. Read More
While Mayor Gavin Newsom has struck a deal with most city labor unions, he is still working hard to get the same level of concessions from police and fire unions.
Tony Winnicker, a spokesman for Newsom, said negotiations with the two union groups are still “ongoing,” but is hopeful a deal can be struck soon.
“We expect to achieve concessions with both of those unions, as we have with other unions,” Winnicker said. Read More
The City will dole out$35,000 for a police brutality settlement involving an officer seen in another incident on a viral YouTube video.
Officer Noel Schwab gained notoriety in September after appearing in a video where he arrests skateboarder Zach Stow for skateboarding and threatens to snap his arm “like a twig.” Read More
In an unusual role reversal for the San Francisco Police Department, narcotics officers are now targeting Mission district drug buyers in undercover stings.
Parked in an unmarked car blocks away from an undercover officer near 16th and Mission streets, Lt. Chris Pedrini started the new operation Thursday with all the patience of a fisherman. Read More
For decades, The City has absorbed the cost to police traditional San Francisco events such as the Union Street Festival.
But with The City facing a huge deficit and the budget for officer overtime continuing to shrink, the Police Department will re-evaluate events that historically have received policing on the cheap and, in some cases, will ask for full reimbursement. Read More