Video cameras will capture the salmon running upstream at the Hayes Street Hill, and additional surveillance posted at the start and finish of Sunday’s Bay to Breakers race will help ensure the 102nd running of the San Francisco institution is safe, Police Chief Greg Suhr said Thursday. Read More
A former police attorney has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against Chief Greg Suhr, claiming she was fired in retaliation for seeking disciplinary actions against him.
Kelly O’Haire, a former attorney responsible for investigating and prosecuting disciplinary cases against department employees, filed the lawsuit in San Francisco Superior Court on Wednesday. Read More
District Attorney George Gascón on Thursday all but called a police investigation into a fatal traffic accident last year lackluster. The incident involved a former member of the Billionaire Boys Club, a group of young, rich and crooked investors who turned into criminals in the 1980s.
And now the suspect has gone missing. Read More
After security camera footage helped track down the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, Police Chief Greg Suhr said law enforcement here could live-monitor a network of private and public surveillance cameras to patrol large events. Read More
In the wake of the Boston bombings, San Francisco's police chief wants more security cameras along a major thoroughfare that hosts parades and other big events.
Chief Greg Suhr said additional cameras on Market Street would give police extra eyes during such major events, the San Francisco Chronicle reported on Monday. Read More
Police Chief Greg Suhr has zapped a pilot project that would have armed 5 percent of The City’s police force with stun guns, arguing that the plan suggested by community members was so restrictive that officers saw no point in carrying the devices.
Suhr’s plan would have given 118 stun guns to officers who are specially trained to handle people who suffer from a mental illness. The devices are intended to immobilize people by delivering 50,000 volts of electricity. Read More
Mission district residents might be on edge about a possible increase in gang violence after an officer-involved shooting Sunday that followed the March 30 killing of 19-year-old college student Jacob Valdiviezo. Read More
The last call for drinks is 2 a.m. in California, but one lawmaker believes that's just too early to set down the shot glasses and beer steins.State Sen. Mark Leno's proposal to let the liquor flow until 4 a.m. as a way to draw more tourists — and with them more revenue and jobs — is already spawning a sharp debate from Sacramento to watering holes in San Francisco and Los Angeles. 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
One of my family members brought an Entertainment Weekly story to my attention: Fox is planning a drama for next season called “Gang Related” about “a gang member who is sent in to infiltrate the San Francisco Police Department.”
Police Chief Greg Suhr confirmed that we do, in fact, have a gang task force, but he has not been contacted by anyone from the show. Read More