The Police Department is expected to explain their new policy in regards to notifying defense attorneys when problem officers testify in court, otherwise known as a Brady policy. Read More
While former BART Officer Johannes Mehserle stands trial for murder, the agency’s Police Department will swear in a new chief Thursday.
Kenton Rainey, formerly a police chief in Fairfield, will assume formal command of BART’s 295 police officers by assuming an oath of office at the agency’s board of directors meeting. Read More
Not only could Tasers save lives, but equipping San Francisco police with the stun guns could save money, police Chief George Gascón said Wednesday as opposition to their use mounts. Read More
Undercover Muni stings will begin citywide Wednesday following a string of violence on city buses.
Police Chief George Gascon is expected to announce details of the program, dubbed Operation Safe Muni, Wednesday afternoon at a press conference. Read More
It looks like police Chief George Gascón was serious when he suggested changing the city charter to allow more power for police chiefs to discipline problem officers.
Gascón is putting together a work group and hopes to have the paperwork for a ballot initiative in to the Department of Elections by Dec. 15, in time for the June, 2010, ballot. Read More
The use of Tasers by the Police Department is a matter of “when, not if anymore,” Chief George Gascón told The Examiner.
Two recent officer-involved shootings and a high-profile case from last year have kept pressure on the Police Department to approve the use of stun guns, which have been rejected in the past. Read More
Quite a number of readers weighed in on my column this week about the inexplicable reign of San Francisco Police Chief Heather Fong and how she has managed to keep her job despite a torrent of criticism over the years.
Their arguments are legitimate — Fong brought some integrity to the department in the wake of the Fajita-gate scandal in which the entire police command staff was indicted by our zany former District Attorney Terence Hallinan. Read More