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San Francisco Police Officer Nicholas Buckley, pictured here in 2014, is now working out of Bayview Station. <ins>(Department of Police Accountability records)</ins>

SF police return officer to patrol despite false testimony

A San Francisco police officer accused of fabricating a reason for arresting…

San Francisco Police Officer Nicholas Buckley, pictured here in 2014, is now working out of Bayview Station. <ins>(Department of Police Accountability records)</ins>
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Chinatown leader garners support as Police Commission nominee

Larry Yee is a community fixture and telecommunications union organizer

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San Francisco Police Department officials say they can not make further cuts to the budget without layoffs. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Police Commission rejects budget proposal to lay off 11 percent of officers

San Francisco’s Police Commission unanimously rejected a budget proposal late Wednesday that…

San Francisco Police Department officials say they can not make further cuts to the budget without layoffs. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Winnifred and Sean Fang (Courtesy photos)

Second suspect arrested in kidnapping case

Two children taken in stolen minivan were recovered safely

Winnifred and Sean Fang (Courtesy photos)
San Francisco police are preparing for budget cuts afterMayor London Breed ordered all city departments to plan to lose 7.5 percent in general fund support. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)

SF police consider laying off 11 percent of officers

San Francisco police are facing possible budget cuts that could result in…

San Francisco police are preparing for budget cuts afterMayor London Breed ordered all city departments to plan to lose 7.5 percent in general fund support. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)
Florence Kong was recognized by the Board of Supervisors in 2011. (SFGOVTV)

Nuru scandal: Woman who bribed official with Rolex watch gets prison time

Florence Kong is first defendant sentenced in ongoing City Hall corruption probe

Florence Kong was recognized by the Board of Supervisors in 2011. (SFGOVTV)
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Child, 12, fatally struck while riding skateboard in Bayview

A 12-year-old child was struck and killed by a vehicle Wednesday morning…

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A memorial on Lake Merced Boulevard honors Sheria Musyoka, who was struck and killed by an alleged drunk driver.<ins>	(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Driver in deadly crash ‘intentionally’ ran red light at high speed, DA says

Community plans Thursday night vigil for pedestrian killed in collision

A memorial on Lake Merced Boulevard honors Sheria Musyoka, who was struck and killed by an alleged drunk driver.<ins>	(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
<p><p> Jeffrey Fang was reunited with his children Winnifred and Sean, who were kidnapped over the weekend. <ins></ins>
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Arrest made in kidnapping of children in stolen minivan

San Francisco police have made an arrest in connection with the high-profile…

<p><p> Jeffrey Fang was reunited with his children Winnifred and Sean, who were kidnapped over the weekend. <ins></ins>
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Jerry Olee Lyons faces numerous charges in the case of an eight-car collision on Feb. 4 that killed a 26-year-old man. <ins>(Courtesy Joel Engardio)</ins>

Driver pleads not guilty in Lake Merced collision that killed pedestrian

A man with a lengthy rap sheet who authorities say caused a…

Jerry Olee Lyons faces numerous charges in the case of an eight-car collision on Feb. 4 that killed a 26-year-old man. <ins>(Courtesy Joel Engardio)</ins>
Antoine Watson is led away after his first court appearance in connection with the death of 84-year-old Vicha Ratanapakdee on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Judge orders detention for teen held in fatal attack

Defense says incident was not racially motivated

Antoine Watson is led away after his first court appearance in connection with the death of 84-year-old Vicha Ratanapakdee on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A pedestrian was killed in a crash near Lake Merced on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. (Courtesy map)

Driver arrested in multi-vehicle crash near Lake Merced that killed pedestrian

SF man was allegedly driving a stolen vehicle and intoxicated at time of collision

A pedestrian was killed in a crash near Lake Merced on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. (Courtesy map)
Deputy Public Defender Sliman Nawabi speaks with client Antoine Watson at his first court appearance in connection with the death of 84-year-old Vicha Ratanapakdee on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Teen facing murder pleads not guilty in death of elder

Antoine Watson held in attack on 84-year-old victim

Deputy Public Defender Sliman Nawabi speaks with client Antoine Watson at his first court appearance in connection with the death of 84-year-old Vicha Ratanapakdee on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Tyjone Flournoy, left, and Lawrence Thomas made their first appearance in court Tuesday in the death of detective Jack Palladino. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Prosecutors reveal new details in fatal attack on private detective

Mayor joins law enforcement leaders to decry recent violence against seniors

Tyjone Flournoy, left, and Lawrence Thomas made their first appearance in court Tuesday in the death of detective Jack Palladino. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Jack Palladino (Courtesy photo)

Men to face murder charges in death of private detective Jack Palladino

Famed investigator dies after being taken off life support

Jack Palladino (Courtesy photo)
In 1999 Jack Palladino told The Examiner “I am a driven, arrogant person who holds himself and everyone around him to incredibly high standards.” (SF Examiner file photo)

Arrests made in attack on SF private detective with help from his own camera

Well-known figure Jack Palladino taken off life support, ‘not expected to survive’

In 1999 Jack Palladino told The Examiner “I am a driven, arrogant person who holds himself and everyone around him to incredibly high standards.” (SF Examiner file photo)
Private detective and attorney Jack Palladino is shown here visiting his stepdaughter and step grandkids in Portland after beginning his shift into retirement. (Courtesy Nick Chapman)

Legendary SF private detective on life support after robbery in the Haight

Jack Palladino’s career went from Patty Hearst and the Hells Angels to Bill Clinton, Harvey Weinstein

Private detective and attorney Jack Palladino is shown here visiting his stepdaughter and step grandkids in Portland after beginning his shift into retirement. (Courtesy Nick Chapman)
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2 seniors cling to life after being attacked in SF incidents

Police investigate assaults in Anza Vista, Haight

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San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin, shown here at a November press conference, was elected in November 2019 on a platform of criminal justice reform. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Chesa Boudin responds to critics in first ‘State of Justice’ address

Under fire and facing a potential recall effort, DA remains ‘steadfast’ in committment to reform

San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin, shown here at a November press conference, was elected in November 2019 on a platform of criminal justice reform. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott listens at a rally to commemorate the life of George Floyd and others killed by police outside City Hall on Monday, June 1, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Will the Biden Administration help SF speed up police reform?

City has struggled to implement changes without federal oversight

San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott listens at a rally to commemorate the life of George Floyd and others killed by police outside City Hall on Monday, June 1, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)