Police Chief George Gascón may have backed down on his fight to bring Tasers to the San Francisco Police Department, but Mayor Gavin Newsom has not. 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
Fingerprinting stolen cars may take an extra effort, but police have made at least two matches so far in the first month of a new policy to collect evidence from recovered vehicles. Read More
Police Chief George Gascón received a top-to-bottom review of the San Francisco Police Department before taking the job, but paying for the work has become a bit of a financial pickle.
The police chief, who makes $287,000 a year, brought on well-known consultant Robert Wasserman to assess the Police Department before starting the job Aug. 7. But the $27,000 needed to pay Wasserman was not budgeted. Read More
Police Chief George Gascón, his officers and representatives of the 49ers will kick off the Police Department’s 15th annual Operation Dream Holiday Toy Patrol at 4 p.m. today. Donations can be made at Candlestick Park’s Gate F prior to the start of the 49ers game against the Arizona Cardinals. Operation Dream works year-round with The City’s disadvantaged youth to ensure kids receive a holiday gift. Read More
The Board of Supervisors is taking up an issue near and dear to police Chief George Gascon’s heart, reforming the police disciplinary process to rid the Police Commission of a serious backlog.
Board of Supervisors President David Chiu called for a hearing on a charter amendment that may make it to the June ballot. By most accounts, the system is broken, Chiu said. 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
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
When George Gascón started work as San Francisco police chief in August, The Examiner was hopeful he would shake up the department’s long-entrenched ways. We wanted him to make his top priority cleaning up community trouble spots so the streets would become safer. Read More