Crime

Police Chief Bill Scott said an increase in burglaries citywide began in March, around the time San Francisco issued shelter-in-place orders. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

‘Prolific’ offenders help drive 46% surge in SF burglaries

San Francisco police are having trouble keeping up with a roughly 46…

Police Chief Bill Scott said an increase in burglaries citywide began in March, around the time San Francisco issued shelter-in-place orders. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
U.S. Attorney David Anderson announced charges Wednesday against a number of people accused of selling drugs in the Tenderloin. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Federal prosecutors indict 8 accused of selling fentanyl in Tenderloin

Federal prosecutors in San Francisco announced a grand jury indictment against eight…

U.S. Attorney David Anderson announced charges Wednesday against a number of people accused of selling drugs in the Tenderloin. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera said injunctions filed against alleged drug dealers who have been arrested in the Tenderloin target individuals who do not live in the area. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Advocates call on city attorney to end civil injunctions against 28 alleged drug dealers

Community advocates in San Francisco are calling on City Attorney Dennis Herrera…

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera said injunctions filed against alleged drug dealers who have been arrested in the Tenderloin target individuals who do not live in the area. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Police released body-worn camera footage of an Oct. 6, 2019 incident at Fisherman’s Wharf that led to assault charges being filed against one officer. (Examiner screenshot of SFPD video)

Body-worn camera footage released in police beating that led to charges against officer

San Francisco police have released body-worn camera footage from a 2019 police…

Police released body-worn camera footage of an Oct. 6, 2019 incident at Fisherman’s Wharf that led to assault charges being filed against one officer. (Examiner screenshot of SFPD video)
(Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Judge fines Uber $59 million, threatens license in California over assault data

California regulators issued a $59-million fine to Uber and threatened to suspend…

(Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
State Sen. Scott Wiener said Senate Bill 73 would help end mass incarceration for nonviolent drug offenses. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Scott Wiener legislation would end mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug crimes

Judges would get more discretion in sentencing offenders

State Sen. Scott Wiener said Senate Bill 73 would help end mass incarceration for nonviolent drug offenses. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Court documents contain stills from an Instagram video believed to show Fernando Madrigal loading a magazine on July 6, 2019. (Courtesy FBI via court records)

SF man faces federal charges in second killing

A San Francisco activist facing charges in the fatal shooting of a…

Court documents contain stills from an Instagram video believed to show Fernando Madrigal loading a magazine on July 6, 2019. (Courtesy FBI via court records)
Dacari Spiers speaks alongside his attorneys at a news conference at City Hall on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFPD officer charged with assault for alleged baton beating

A San Francisco police officer has been charged with assault and battery…

Dacari Spiers speaks alongside his attorneys at a news conference at City Hall on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. (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)

High-powered rifle rounds left behind in Potrero Hill shooting

Shootings on the rise by 38 percent in San Francisco

San Francisco Police make an arrest near Powell and Market streets on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Police insignia at a news conference after a headless corpse was found in a fishtank at 228 Clara Street on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF police make arrests in three unrelated killings

DA files homicide charges in two of the cases

San Francisco Police insignia at a news conference after a headless corpse was found in a fishtank at 228 Clara Street on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
SFPD Captain Tim Falvey, Rudy Corpuz Jr. of United Playaz, Philonise Floyd, Arthur Reed and Mayor London Breed discussed gun buybacks during a virtual news conference on Nov. 10, 2020. (Examiner screenshot)

San Francisco gun buyback event enters sixth year

Gun violence prevention advocates, the San Francisco Police Department and the Mayor’s…

SFPD Captain Tim Falvey, Rudy Corpuz Jr. of United Playaz, Philonise Floyd, Arthur Reed and Mayor London Breed discussed gun buybacks during a virtual news conference on Nov. 10, 2020. (Examiner screenshot)
A still from video footage of the April 21 police shooting in the Tenderloin (Courtesy SFPD)

DA Boudin declines to charge officers in two police shootings

District Attorney Chesa Boudin has declined to charge three San Francisco police…

A still from video footage of the April 21 police shooting in the Tenderloin (Courtesy SFPD)
SFPD (Kevin N. Hume)

Man fatally shot in South of Market, suspect arrested

One man was killed and another was arrested following a shooting in…

SFPD (Kevin N. Hume)
A screenshot from body-worn camera footage pictures the moment after Officer Christopher Flores fired a shot at Jamaica Hampton. <ins>(Courtesy SFPD)</ins>

SFPD officer, man shot by police surrender on assault charges

DA details charges against Officer Christopher Flores, Jamaica Hampton

A screenshot from body-worn camera footage pictures the moment after Officer Christopher Flores fired a shot at Jamaica Hampton. <ins>(Courtesy SFPD)</ins>
Police lights (Courtesy photo)

Man shot while fleeing armed robbers in Noe Valley

Victim suffers life-threatening injuries in incident that began with theft of cell phone

Police lights (Courtesy photo)
SFPD Officer Christopher Flores applies pressure to a wound on his face after being struck by a glass bottle and shooting at a suspect on Dec. 7, 2019 (Courtesy photo)

SFPD officer indicted by grand jury over Jamaica Hampton shooting

Christopher Flores becomes second rookie cop charged in two weeks

SFPD Officer Christopher Flores applies pressure to a wound on his face after being struck by a glass bottle and shooting at a suspect on Dec. 7, 2019 (Courtesy photo)
Officer Rubin Rhodes, who took a knee with protesters over the police killing of George Floyd, said he was reprimanded for wearing earrings. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Police Commission votes to rescind gender-based dress code for officers

Policy raised concerns after non-binary officer sent home over earrings

Officer Rubin Rhodes, who took a knee with protesters over the police killing of George Floyd, said he was reprimanded for wearing earrings. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
San Francisco Police block off traffic at Harrison and Third streets near the scene of a reported shooting on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Search for SoMa shooting suspect comes up empty

San Francisco police searched to no avail Friday for a suspect who…

San Francisco Police block off traffic at Harrison and Third streets near the scene of a reported shooting on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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Former Newsom spokesman Nathan Ballard facing domestic violence, child abuse charges

Prominent Bay Area political strategist Nathan Ballard is facing domestic violence and…

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

Two dead in ‘bad night’ for SF traffic collisions

Hit-and-run driver strikes scooter rider in Mission, pedestrian killed in Richmond

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