Trunks on unmarked San Francisco police cars can no longer be opened from the inside following the recent theft of a semi-automatic rifle from one of the vehicles.
Police Chief Greg Suhr told the Police Commission last week that all the trunk releases have been disabled on unmarked vehicles since the March 2 burglary that temporarily robbed the department of an AR-15 assault rifle. Read More
A 21-year-old woman who held off police with a shotgun and hatchet on March 3 in Cow Hollow was high on so-called bath salts, police said.
At the Police Commission meeting Wednesday, Police Chief Greg Suhr offered more details about the more than two-hour ordeal. Read More
In an effort by Police Chief Greg Suhr to equip San Francisco police officers with stun guns, the first of three community meetings is expected to take place today.
Last month, Suhr told members of the Board of Supervisors that he would like to launch a pilot program to give stun guns to about 103 officers specially trained to handle mentally ill people. The devices are capable of shooting 50,000 volts of electricity through a person’s body. Read More
Reports of an armed robbery early Monday led to a bizarre incident in which five people were arrested after an officer fired on a suspect in The City’s third police-involved shooting in six weeks. Read More
The San Francisco Police Department’s computer tracking system is outdated, Chief Greg Suhr acknowledged, but he said a report containing a detailed “roadmap” to fixing the problem is on its way.
Suhr said the fact that the department operates on a system originally installed in 1972 that allows police officers to mark in the computer that an arrested person is “black, white, or other,” is unacceptable. Read More
The San Francisco Police Commission on Wednesday night decided again to hold off on allowing the Police Department to use Tasers.Police Chief Greg Suhr had asked the commission for permission to allow the department to start a pilot program with the stun guns following a fatal officer-involved shooting in The City’s Financial District last month. Read More
The City’s top cop asked the Police Commission on Wednesday to consider a pilot program to arm 74 officers who have completed crisis intervention training with nonlethal devices such as Tasers.
Commissioners were at odds over how to proceed or whether officers should have them at all, but all agreed to at least continue to explore the proposal. Read More
San Francisco cops have shown "tremendous restraint" in their recent scuffles with Occupy SF protesters, police Chief Greg Suhr declared Wednesday night.
During a Police Commission meeting, Suhr defended the dozens of arrests made early Wednesday during and after the 1 a.m. raid on the Justin Herman Plaza encampment.
More than 100 officers carried out the raid on the approximately 150 protesters, Officer Albie Esparza said. Read More
The head of the national crime lab accreditation organization that audited the San Francisco Police Department’s lab last year said it will accommodate a new department request to review its entire operations, but not until next year.
Police Chief Greg Suhr told the Police Commission last week that he had invited the North Carolina-based American Society of Crime Lab Directors to return to review the DNA lab, which has come under media scrutiny recently. Read More
San Francisco police are abandoning their long-standing protocol for police lineups and photo spreads in favor of a new policy designed to reduce misidentifications, a move supported by the district attorney and public defender. Read More