A lawsuit has been filed in connection with the warrantless police search of a nonviolent protester’s cellphone in the Castro district last year.
On Wednesday, the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California filed the civil suit against The City and Police Chief Greg Suhr on behalf of homeless advocate Bob Offer-Westort, who was arrested Jan. 27, 2012, after setting up a tent in Jane Warner Plaza and refusing to leave. Read More
A young woman who was assaulted by a “violent criminal” on a gritty South of Market street last month knew she wasn’t alone, police said, and that might have saved her life.
After falling victim to domestic violence Feb. 21 outside Custom Burger at Seventh and Natoma streets, police said, the woman went to the West Bay Center a half-block away, which she knew has a yellow sign posted out front that states, “Safe Haven.” Read More
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
Twenty people believed to be associated with the Black Bloc anarchist group that has launched several mini-riots in San Francisco have been unmasked following Saturday’s destructive demonstration in the Financial District, police said. Read More
Four shooting deaths since Sunday have been the result of a raging dispute between members of one vicious gang, police said Wednesday.
“Just a couple of weeks ago these guys were friends,” police Chief Greg Suhr said. “But now they’ve turned on each other.” Read More
Giants fans, try not to hassle that Los Angeles Dodgers fan braving this weeks games at AT&T Park. He or she might be a cop.
Undercover officers are donning gear from the hated Dodgers during the current three-game series in an effort to enforce civility and prevent episodes like the one last year at Dodger Stadium in which Giants fan Bryan Stow was beaten until he was comatose. Read More
Hundreds of new police officers will be hitting the streets over the next few years under a new proposal announced by Mayor Ed Lee and public safety officials Wednesday. Read More