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Supervisor Shamann Walton joined with community members to speak out against rising homicides, which have taken a heavy toll in the Bayview-Hunters Point in 2020. (Samantha Laurey/ Special to S.F Examiner)

SF homicides surpass 2019 total with month left in year

Police attribute rise to COVID-19, shootings and deadly gang violence

Supervisor Shamann Walton joined with community members to speak out against rising homicides, which have taken a heavy toll in the Bayview-Hunters Point in 2020. (Samantha Laurey/ Special to S.F Examiner)
A screenshot from SFPD body worn camera

New videos show police shooting man armed with knife, frying pan

Police say Antonio Estrada set fire to apartment building before shooting

A screenshot from SFPD body worn camera
District Attorney Chesa Boudin announces charges against former SFPD Officer Christopher Samoyoa in the 2017 fatal shooting of Keita O’Neill at a press conference outside the Hall of Justice on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

DA Boudin charges fired SFPD officer with manslaughter over fatal shooting

Ex-Officer Christopher Samayoa to face criminal charges in killing of Keita O’Neil

District Attorney Chesa Boudin announces charges against former SFPD Officer Christopher Samoyoa in the 2017 fatal shooting of Keita O’Neill at a press conference outside the Hall of Justice on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Lamar Williams was a coach and security aide at Mission High School who used “sports as a vehicle to reach kids,” according those who knew him. (Courtesy Jennifer Friedenbach)

Victim of double homicide was local high school sports coach

Men gunned down amid rise in deadly violence

Lamar Williams was a coach and security aide at Mission High School who used “sports as a vehicle to reach kids,” according those who knew him. (Courtesy Jennifer Friedenbach)
San Francisco Police investigate an active shooter incident at 350 Rhode Island Street on Monday, May 20, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Men shot in Hunters Point double homicide

Victims identified as Lamar Williams, 38, and Demaree Hampton, 30

San Francisco Police investigate an active shooter incident at 350 Rhode Island Street on Monday, May 20, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Police make an arrest near Powell and Market streets on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Police pursuit of robbery suspect ends with car crash into building

Stolen sedan, police unit collide during chase in Lower Haight

San Francisco Police make an arrest near Powell and Market streets on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A video shows police shooting a man on Market Street on Tuesday. <ins>(Screenshot courtesy jhonatittz via Instagram)</ins>

Video of SF police shooting shows man rushing officer with knife

Sources ID officers as Joseph Toomey and Ryan Thomson of Tenderloin Station

A video shows police shooting a man on Market Street on Tuesday. <ins>(Screenshot courtesy jhonatittz via Instagram)</ins>
Protesters marched from the San Francisco Police Officers Association building to City Hall Sunday to demand the Board of Supervisors rejects the police union contract. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF supes vote to approve police contract without reform concessions

Deal would delay raises for officers in exchange for pay hikes later on

Protesters marched from the San Francisco Police Officers Association building to City Hall Sunday to demand the Board of Supervisors rejects the police union contract. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco police cordoned off Market Street after 5 p.m. Tuesday following a shooting and reports of a fight near Powell Street. <ins>(S.F. Examiner)</ins>

SF police shoot man armed with knife on Market Street, sources say

Suspect involved in large fight, sheriff’s deputy deploys Taser

San Francisco police cordoned off Market Street after 5 p.m. Tuesday following a shooting and reports of a fight near Powell Street. <ins>(S.F. Examiner)</ins>
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SFPD seeks suspect in hit and run of 90-year-old pedestrian

Woman clings to life after Diamond Heights collision

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San Francisco Police investigate a crash scene at Eighth and Folsom streets on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Man taken to SF hospital with life-threatening gunshot wound

Victim unable to provide details about shooting

San Francisco Police investigate a crash scene at Eighth and Folsom streets on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
District Attorney Chesa Boudin said prosecutors are carrying high caseloads due to a staffing shortage. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

‘Severe’ understaffing at DA’s office could harm cases

Boudin seeks approval from Breed to fill positions

District Attorney Chesa Boudin said prosecutors are carrying high caseloads due to a staffing shortage. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
An SFPD logo on a police car outside the new Portola Substation on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Arrests made in Halloween kidnapping of man bound, shot

Victim dumped on Bayshore Boulevard after being beaten, robbed

An SFPD logo on a police car outside the new Portola Substation on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Police investigate a crash scene at Eighth and Folsom streets on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Fourth suspect surrenders in fatal shooting of SF mother

A fourth suspect in the killing of a 33-year-old woman who was…

San Francisco Police investigate a crash scene at Eighth and Folsom streets on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Police make an arrest near Powell and Market streets on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Four stabbed in SF over span of seven hours

Police investigating unrelated cases in various neighborhoods

San Francisco Police make an arrest near Powell and Market streets on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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State Sen. Scott Wiener says drug users need treatment, not prison.	(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Sen. Wiener wants California to decriminalize psychedelics

State Sen. Scott Wiener of San Francisco said for the first time…

State Sen. Scott Wiener says drug users need treatment, not prison.	(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Gordon Mar called a proposed police union contract a “tremendous lost opportunity” Thursday and blamed it on a lack of leadership on police reform by Mayor London Breed. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Supes blame mayor for ‘lost opportunity’ but advance police contract

A controversial proposal that would give San Francisco police officers raises without…

Supervisor Gordon Mar called a proposed police union contract a “tremendous lost opportunity” Thursday and blamed it on a lack of leadership on police reform by Mayor London Breed. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A tentative contract agreement would postpone raises to police officers now in return for larger raises later. Kevin N. Hume/
S.F. Examiner

Supes to debate police union contract proposal

The Board of Supervisors will soon consider a controversial proposal that would…

A tentative contract agreement would postpone raises to police officers now in return for larger raises later. Kevin N. Hume/
S.F. Examiner
Supervisor Shamann Walton authored legislation designed to increase oversight of the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Prop D boosting oversight of SF sheriff passing comfortably

Voters have approved a ballot measure aimed at increasing accountability for the…

Supervisor Shamann Walton authored legislation designed to increase oversight of the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)