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San Francisco police investigated the scene of a police shooting near Varney Place and Third Street on May 7. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFPD shooting may prompt new body camera rules for plainclothes cops

Police chief says incident ‘should not have happened’

San Francisco police investigated the scene of a police shooting near Varney Place and Third Street on May 7. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott leaves the scene of an officer-involved shooting at Brannan Street and Jack London Alley in the South Park area on Friday, May 7, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Chief Scott issues rare apology to man shot by SF police

Officer says he ‘did not intend for his firearm to go off’

San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott leaves the scene of an officer-involved shooting at Brannan Street and Jack London Alley in the South Park area on Friday, May 7, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
District Attorney Chesa Boudin at a hearing for Patrick Thompson at the Hall of Justice, Friday, May 7, 2021 (Pool photo by Santiago Mejia/San Francisco Chronicle)

Suspect in Market Street stabbings told police he had no regrets, DA says

Man with history of mental illness to remain in custody pending trial

District Attorney Chesa Boudin at a hearing for Patrick Thompson at the Hall of Justice, Friday, May 7, 2021 (Pool photo by Santiago Mejia/San Francisco Chronicle)
San Francisco Police investigate the scene of an officer-involved shooting at Brannan Street and Jack London Alley in the South Park area on Friday, May 7, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Man injured in SF police shooting ‘didn’t deserve to be shot,’ attorney says

Sources say incident may have been an unintentional or negligent discharge

San Francisco Police investigate the scene of an officer-involved shooting at Brannan Street and Jack London Alley in the South Park area on Friday, May 7, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Catherine Stefani is moving forward with legislation to ban "ghost guns" in San Francisco  (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Supervisor wants SF to be first in California to ban ‘ghost gun’ kits

Police are finding more untraceable firearms on the streets as shootings rise

Supervisor Catherine Stefani is moving forward with legislation to ban "ghost guns" in San Francisco  (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner file photo)
San Francisco Police and SF Fire EMTs help a victim who was allegedly stabbed at the Muni platform at Fourth and Market streets on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Man pleads not guilty to attempted murder in Market Street stabbings

Patrick Thompson makes first court appearance in high-profile case

San Francisco Police and SF Fire EMTs help a victim who was allegedly stabbed at the Muni platform at Fourth and Market streets on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Police have blocked off the area near a reported officer-involved shooting at Varney Place and Third Street. (Photo courtesy Charlie Jacobson)

Man shot and injured by SF police during auto burglary investigation

San Francisco police shot a man on Friday when plainclothes officers encountered…

Police have blocked off the area near a reported officer-involved shooting at Varney Place and Third Street. (Photo courtesy Charlie Jacobson)
Police Chief Bill Scott on Wednesday said a rebranding and reoganization of the former Gang Task Force amounts to “more than just the name change.” (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Faced with surge in shootings, Chief Scott reenvisions SFPD’s Gang Task Force

New Community Violence Reduction Team adds officers with community-policing experience

Police Chief Bill Scott on Wednesday said a rebranding and reoganization of the former Gang Task Force amounts to “more than just the name change.” (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco police arrested a suspect in connection with a double shooting that killed one person on March 29 at 24th and Mission streets. (Photo courtesy @dizz_h via Twitter)

Man faces murder charge over ‘surprise attack’ at Mission BART station

Power washer accused of unloading pistol in unprovoked shooting

San Francisco police arrested a suspect in connection with a double shooting that killed one person on March 29 at 24th and Mission streets. (Photo courtesy @dizz_h via Twitter)
City Attorney Dennis Herrera is seeking injunctions preventing those arrested on drug dealing charges in the Tenderloin from returning to the area. 
Examiner file photo

Judge to rule on Herrera’s new plan for tackling Tenderloin drug dealing

A San Francisco judge heard arguments Tuesday on whether City Attorney Dennis…

City Attorney Dennis Herrera is seeking injunctions preventing those arrested on drug dealing charges in the Tenderloin from returning to the area. 
Examiner file photo
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center officials may begin using more trained health-care workers to respond to security calls. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF General Hospital to reduce reliance on deputies for security

As the nation explores alternatives to policing, city health officials have found…

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center officials may begin using more trained health-care workers to respond to security calls. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Julia Dawson (Courtesy Public Works)

Nuru scandal: Official who knew about Recology overcharging is out

A top finance official left her role with the Department of Public…

Julia Dawson (Courtesy Public Works)
Jamaica Hampton is accused of charging police officers with a glass bottle before he was shot in the Mission District on Dec. 7, 2019. (Screenshot)

Jamaica Hampton, man shot by police, is charged once again

A man who was shot by San Francisco police is facing a…

Jamaica Hampton is accused of charging police officers with a glass bottle before he was shot in the Mission District on Dec. 7, 2019. (Screenshot)
(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Triple shooting kills man along SF’s Market Street

Two others struck by gunfire but expected to survive

(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner file photo)
A person holds a sign at a vigil for Roger Allen, who was killed by Daly City Police on April 7, on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Amid pressure, Daly City releases names of officers in Roger Allen police shooting

Daly City officials changed course Thursday and identified four officers at the…

A person holds a sign at a vigil for Roger Allen, who was killed by Daly City Police on April 7, on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Patrons frequent businesses along Castro Street in the Castro District on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Castro mulls controversial plan to install surveillance camera network

Business group seeks to combat crime with $695K donation from tech investor

Patrons frequent businesses along Castro Street in the Castro District on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Joseph Williams, who has been charged with murder in the death of a 7-month-old infant, is scheduled to appear in San Francisco Superior Court Tuesday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Babysitter charged with murder after infant suffers fractured skull

Joseph Williams had prior domestic violence arrests but did not face charges

Joseph Williams, who has been charged with murder in the death of a 7-month-old infant, is scheduled to appear in San Francisco Superior Court Tuesday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Protesters march up Mission Street to honor Roger Allen on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Daly City police killing strengthens calls for body cameras

Department among last in county to roll out devices

Protesters march up Mission Street to honor Roger Allen on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Police seized ghost guns and other firearm manufacturing items while executing a warrant in February (Courtesy SFPD)

Ghost guns linked to rise in SF shootings as numbers jump

San Francisco police are seizing an increasingly alarming number of untraceable firearms,…

Police seized ghost guns and other firearm manufacturing items while executing a warrant in February (Courtesy SFPD)
Commissioner Petra DeJesus speaks during a meeting of the San Francisco Police Commission at City Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Commissioner Petra DeJesus speaks during a meeting of the San Francisco Police Commission at City Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)