Crime

San Francisco has announced privately funded rewards for information leading to convictions of auto burglary ringleaders. (Mira Laing/2018 Examiner file photo)

Organized crime rings are driving auto burglaries. SF is offering cash rewards to break them up

San Francisco is taking a new approach to tackling its persistent car…

 

San Francisco police, pictured investigating an officer-involved shooting in April 2020, may be subject to dismissal for refusing to receive a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>

Unvaccinated cops force SFPD to reshuffle resources

As many as 267 officers could be placed on administrative leave if they don’t take the shot

 

District Attorney Chesa Boudin is facing criticism from a San Francisco Superior Court judge.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Judge blasts Chesa Boudin for disorganized DA’s office, putting politics ahead of prosecution

‘Not to make light of the situation, but you can’t run an airline this way’

District Attorney Chesa Boudin is facing criticism from a San Francisco Superior Court judge.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
SF Examiner file photo

SF deputy faces criminal charges over gun threats

Police say cop threatened to shoot people at party

SF Examiner file photo
San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott said retail thefts in The City are underreported crimes. (Daniel Montes/Bay City News)

S.F. unveils initiative to tackle rise in retail thefts

Incidents are not victimless crimes, mayor says

San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott said retail thefts in The City are underreported crimes. (Daniel Montes/Bay City News)
San Francisco police are considering new restrictions on “no-knock” warrants. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Should SF police ban ‘no-knock’ warrants?

Police say unannounced entries are necessary to protect officers, public

San Francisco police are considering new restrictions on “no-knock” warrants. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Companies that handle San Francisco’s trash collection have agreed to pay a large fine in connection with fraud charges that are part of an ongoing corruption probe of the Public Works Department. <ins>(Mira Laing/ Examiner file photo)</ins>

Nuru scandal: Facing federal prosecution, Recology agrees to pay $36M

Subsidiaries must comply with terms of a three-year agreement

Companies that handle San Francisco’s trash collection have agreed to pay a large fine in connection with fraud charges that are part of an ongoing corruption probe of the Public Works Department. <ins>(Mira Laing/ Examiner file photo)</ins>
San Francisco is in the process of finalizing the state’s first ban on untraceable guns. <ins>(Courtesy SFPD)</ins>

SF moves forward with first California ‘ghost gun’ ban

Facing a spike in shootings, San Francisco is advancing the first ban…

San Francisco is in the process of finalizing the state’s first ban on untraceable guns. <ins>(Courtesy SFPD)</ins>
Elizabeth Holmes, founder of the defunct blood testing company Theranos, is pictured in court in San Jose on Aug. 31; her trial is set to begin on Sept. 8. (Jim Wilson/New York Times)

In Silicon Valley, criminal prosecutors see no evil

Decline due to harder-to-prosecute cases, not less crime

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Elizabeth Holmes, founder of the defunct blood testing company Theranos, is pictured in court in San Jose on Aug. 31; her trial is set to begin on Sept. 8. (Jim Wilson/New York Times)
A new guaranteed income pilot program is designed to curb violent crime by providing resources to people in gangs or groups that have been identified as the source of most of the shootings in The City. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to The Examiner)

A local solution for gun violence? Pay people $300 a month

‘We are trying to address the root causes of what’s happened’

A new guaranteed income pilot program is designed to curb violent crime by providing resources to people in gangs or groups that have been identified as the source of most of the shootings in The City. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to The Examiner)
Gabriela Lopez, San Francisco school board president, spoke at a meeting of the Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club at Milk SF.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>

SF school board members break silence as recalls ramp up

‘All of these recalls represent people who are coming in and changing things’

Gabriela Lopez, San Francisco school board president, spoke at a meeting of the Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club at Milk SF.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin said an updated agreement ensures that independent investigators will be notified immediately and have access to evidence in cases involving police officers’ use of force. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner file )</ins>

SF DA Boudin reaches agreement with SFPD over police shootings

San Francisco prosecutors will continue to play a key role investigating police…

San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin said an updated agreement ensures that independent investigators will be notified immediately and have access to evidence in cases involving police officers’ use of force. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner file )</ins>
District Attorney Chesa Boudin during a merchant walk along San Bruno Avenue in the Portola District. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

How Boudin recall supporters could lose the battle, but still win the war

Those who support recalling District Attorney Chesa Boudin might lose their first…

District Attorney Chesa Boudin during a merchant walk along San Bruno Avenue in the Portola District. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The sidewalk on Egbert Avenue in the Bayview recently was cluttered with car parts, tires and other junk. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>

New surveillance effort aims to crack down on illegal dumping

’We want to make sure we catch people who are trashing our streets’

The sidewalk on Egbert Avenue in the Bayview recently was cluttered with car parts, tires and other junk. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
A former inmate and a sheriff’s deputy are among the first four members chosen to serve on the newly created Sheriff’s Department Oversight Board. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Years after fight club scandal, Sheriff’s oversight board takes shape

‘We want to promote law enforcement best practices’

A former inmate and a sheriff’s deputy are among the first four members chosen to serve on the newly created Sheriff’s Department Oversight Board. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
District Attorney Chesa Boudin is prosecuting shoplifting crimes at a lower rate than his predecessors in San Francisco. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Data shows Chesa Boudin prosecutes fewer shoplifters than predecessor

‘We made an intentional decision to prioritize crimes involving violence, injury to human beings and use of weapons’

District Attorney Chesa Boudin is prosecuting shoplifting crimes at a lower rate than his predecessors in San Francisco. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco police officers have been working as security guards at drugstores and other retail outlets. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

High-profile drugstore thefts expose deep-seated issues in S.F.

‘The systemic inequality in our society is what’s fueling organized retail theft’

San Francisco police officers have been working as security guards at drugstores and other retail outlets. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Sean Moore with his parents in an undated image. (Courtesy photo)

Landmark SFPD shooting settlement: City proposes $3.25 million for family of man shot by police

‘The video allows the public to pull the curtain back on how these interactions actually go’

Sean Moore with his parents in an undated image. (Courtesy photo)
Walgreens stores in San Francisco have been a regular target for shoplifters. (Shutterstock)

San Francisco DA charges suspected Walgreens bandit in connection with a slew of shoplifting thefts

A man accused of being the brazen shoplifter caught on widely shared…

Walgreens stores in San Francisco have been a regular target for shoplifters. (Shutterstock)