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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)
(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner file photo)

2 seniors cling to life after being attacked in SF incidents

Police investigate assaults in Anza Vista, Haight

(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner file photo)
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)
Members of the Sheriff’s Department command staff wore masks at a swearing-in ceremony for Assistant Sheriff Tanzanika Carter. One attendee later tested positive. 
Courtesy SFSD

Sheriff sees increase in COVID-19 cases as 3 captains test positive

Command staff among 10 infected members in past week

Members of the Sheriff’s Department command staff wore masks at a swearing-in ceremony for Assistant Sheriff Tanzanika Carter. One attendee later tested positive. 
Courtesy SFSD
Troy McAlister appears for his arraignment at the Hall of Justice in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, January 5, 2021. (Pool photo by Jessica Christian)

DA court filing says office ‘missed’ parolee’s ‘out-of-control spiral’

The parolee accused of killing two women with a stolen vehicle was…

Troy McAlister appears for his arraignment at the Hall of Justice in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, January 5, 2021. (Pool photo by Jessica Christian)
The S.F. Police Department has canceled discretionary days off and will have extra officers on duty for Inauguration Day, chief Bill Scott said Tuesday. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

SF ‘prepared for anything’ ahead of inauguration, but no protests expected

Authorities boosting police staffing, security at City Hall

The S.F. Police Department has canceled discretionary days off and will have extra officers on duty for Inauguration Day, chief Bill Scott said Tuesday. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
San Francisco Police investigate a crash scene at Eighth and Folsom streets on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Five wounded in Tenderloin shooting, police say

Five people were injured during a shooting in San Francisco’s Tenderloin on…

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

Man clings to life after attack near Excelsior

Victim pushed to ground, assaulted by two men

San Francisco Police investigate a crash scene at Eighth and Folsom streets on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Police Commissioner John Hamasaki questions Chief Bill Scott at City Hall on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFPD should probe whether officers joined Capitol raid, commissioners say

Chief unaware of any members participating in insurrection

Police Commissioner John Hamasaki questions Chief Bill Scott at City Hall on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
City Administrator Naomi Kelly, who has denied bribery allegations made against her husband, will leave the office on Feb. 1. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Naomi Kelly resigns as SF city administrator amid corruption scandal

City Administrator Naomi Kelly tendered her resignation Tuesday after federal authorities charged…

City Administrator Naomi Kelly, who has denied bribery allegations made against her husband, will leave the office on Feb. 1. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Alex Bastian, a spokesperson for District Attorney Chesa Boudin, is joining his former boss District Attorney George Gascon in Los Angeles (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Longtime SF DA spokesperson to join Gascon in LA

Longtime District Attorney’s Office spokesperson Alex Bastian is leaving San Francisco to…

Alex Bastian, a spokesperson for District Attorney Chesa Boudin, is joining his former boss District Attorney George Gascon in Los Angeles (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Prentice Earl Sanders was a member of the San Francisco Police Department from 1964 through 2003. He became the first African American chief of the department in 2002. (Courtesy SFPD).

Prentice Earl Sanders, San Francisco’s first Black police chief, dies

Prentice Earl Sanders, the first Black chief of the San Francisco Police…

Prentice Earl Sanders was a member of the San Francisco Police Department from 1964 through 2003. He became the first African American chief of the department in 2002. (Courtesy SFPD).
Deputy Public Defender Doug Welch speaks with James Harbor at his first court appearance over the shooting of 6-year-old Jace Young on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Suspect in killing of 6-year-old boy is victim’s cousin

James Harbor, 18, charged in fatal Fourth of July shooting of Jace Young

Deputy Public Defender Doug Welch speaks with James Harbor at his first court appearance over the shooting of 6-year-old Jace Young on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF to pay $1.2M over death of missing woman found in hospital stairway

San Francisco has agreed to pay $1.2 million to settle a lawsuit…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Jace Young (Courtesy)

Suspect arrested in Fourth of July killing of 6-year-old boy

James Harbor, 18, arrested in slaying of Jace Young

Jace Young (Courtesy)
Malia Cohen, a former city supervisor and chair of the California State Board of Equalization, was appointed to the Police Commission last August. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Former supervisor, ex-public defender to lead SF Police Commission

Oversight body elects Malia Cohen and Cindy Elias to leadership positions

Malia Cohen, a former city supervisor and chair of the California State Board of Equalization, was appointed to the Police Commission last August. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)