Crime

Ashley and Michelle Monterrosa hold a photo of their brother Sean Monterrosa, who was killed by a Vallejo police officer early Tuesday morning, as they are comforted at a memorial rally at the 24th Street Mission BART plaza on Friday, June 5, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

State Department of Justice to investigate Sean Monterrosa shooting by Vallejo police

Attorney General Rob Bonta steps in after Solano County DA declines case

Ashley and Michelle Monterrosa hold a photo of their brother Sean Monterrosa, who was killed by a Vallejo police officer early Tuesday morning, as they are comforted at a memorial rally at the 24th Street Mission BART plaza on Friday, June 5, 2020. (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)
Robert Gash, 25, was killed Saturday May 8, 2021 in an unsolved shooting near Polk and Fern streets in San Francisco. (Photos courtesy of Tanya Mena)

Family of 25-year-old killed in Saturday shooting ‘in shock’ over unsolved homicide

The mother of a man killed over the weekend in a shooting…

Robert Gash, 25, was killed Saturday May 8, 2021 in an unsolved shooting near Polk and Fern streets in San Francisco. (Photos courtesy of Tanya Mena)
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)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Police searching for suspect in deadly Polk Street shooting

Police are looking for a suspect in a shooting that left one…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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)
Legislation introduced by Assemblymember Phil Ting has expanded the range of people who can request a gun violence restraining order against someone. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Use of gun violence restraining orders continues to rise

For the fourth year in a row, the number of gun violence…

Legislation introduced by Assemblymember Phil Ting has expanded the range of people who can request a gun violence restraining order against someone. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Protesters hold signs outside the Hall of Justice as District Attorney Chesa Boudin speaks following the arraignment of Patrick Thompson, who is accused of stabbing two elderly Asian women on May 4 and did not attend the hearing, on Friday, May 7, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Suspect in Market Street stabbing fails to show up in court

Man with history of mental illness faces attempted murder, elder abuse and assault charges

Protesters hold signs outside the Hall of Justice as District Attorney Chesa Boudin speaks following the arraignment of Patrick Thompson, who is accused of stabbing two elderly Asian women on May 4 and did not attend the hearing, on Friday, May 7, 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)
An SFPD logo is placed on a patrol car outside the Tenderloin Police Station in San Francisco, Calif. on August 10, 2016. (Photo by Joel Angel Juarez/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Police arrest suspect in Tenderloin triple shooting

San Francisco police arrested a man Tuesday in connection with a triple…

An SFPD logo is placed on a patrol car outside the Tenderloin Police Station in San Francisco, Calif. on August 10, 2016. (Photo by Joel Angel Juarez/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Gavel (Courtesy photo)

Jury acquits man in fatal Tenderloin shooting after attorney argues self defense

Public defender: Confusion over rental car led to confrontation

Gavel (Courtesy photo)
San Francisco police and fire emergency workers help a woman who was allegedly stabbed at the Muni platform at Fourth and Market streets on Tuesday<ins>,</ins><ins> May 4, </ins><ins>2021</ins>. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Suspect arrested in stabbing of two women downtown

A suspect has been arrested in the stabbing of two senior women…

San Francisco police and fire emergency workers help a woman who was allegedly stabbed at the Muni platform at Fourth and Market streets on Tuesday<ins>,</ins><ins> May 4, </ins><ins>2021</ins>. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Police lights (Shutterstock)

One woman injured in ambush-style shooting in SFO hotel parking lot

A woman was shot and injured at the Grand Hyatt Hotel at…

Police lights (Shutterstock)
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)
More than 100 people are still in jail awaiting trial past the last day in which they must be legally brought to trial. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

The lack of courtroom access in San Francisco is a human rights issue

By Mano Raju The murder of George Floyd by Derek Chauvin, a…

More than 100 people are still in jail awaiting trial past the last day in which they must be legally brought to trial. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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)
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)