Crime

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)
(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)
The Castro Upper Market Community Benefit District is considering installing a surveillance camera network, but is meeting with objections from the community. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Castro mulls controversial plan to install surveillance camera network

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

The Castro Upper Market Community Benefit District is considering installing a surveillance camera network, but is meeting with objections from the community. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Vehicles pass through the intersection of Park Presidio and Geary boulevards, where a man was struck and killed on Saturday. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Police seek vehicle linked to fatal hit-and-run

Police in San Francisco are asking for the public’s help to find…

Vehicles pass through the intersection of Park Presidio and Geary boulevards, where a man was struck and killed on Saturday. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to 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)
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Feds say doc’s offices in SF and San Mateo provided knock-off cosmetic treatments

Authorities say a Bay Area doctor spent more than $270,000 on off-brand…

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(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Tenderloin stabbing leaves man clinging to life

A man who was stabbed in the Tenderloin District Thursday morning was…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Former California Assemblyman Rob Bonta, left, shown here in 2015, has been chosen by California Gov. Gavin Newsom as the state’s new attorney general. Bonta was confirmed Thursday. State Sen. Ed Hernandez is at right. (Katie Falkenberg/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Rob Bonta is confirmed as California attorney general

Patrick McGreevy Los Angeles Times The state Legislature confirmed Democratic Assemblyman Rob…

Former California Assemblyman Rob Bonta, left, shown here in 2015, has been chosen by California Gov. Gavin Newsom as the state’s new attorney general. Bonta was confirmed Thursday. State Sen. Ed Hernandez is at right. (Katie Falkenberg/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
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)
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)

Suspect arrested in double homicide that killed local sports coach

San Francisco police have made an arrest and released new details in…

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)
San Francisco police released body camera footage showing the Dec. 7, 2019, shooting of Jamaica Hampton and the events leading up to it. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Judge tosses assault case against man shot by SF police

The assault case against a man who was shot by San Francisco…

San Francisco police released body camera footage showing the Dec. 7, 2019, shooting of Jamaica Hampton and the events leading up to it. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Demonstrators commemorated the life of George Floyd and others killed by police outside S.F. City Hall on June 1, 2020.<ins></ins>

Chauvin verdict: SF reacts after jury finds ex-officer guilty on all charges

San Franciscans were relieved Tuesday after jurors found a former Minneapolis police…

Demonstrators commemorated the life of George Floyd and others killed by police outside S.F. City Hall on June 1, 2020.<ins></ins>
District Attorney Chesa Boudin takes part in a merchant walk along San Bruno Avenue in the Portola District to urge people to reject xenophobia and support Asian merchants on Friday, March 6, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

New Boudin recall effort seeks to reframe narrative

Local Democrats seeking to prevent the recall effort against District Attorney Chesa…

District Attorney Chesa Boudin takes part in a merchant walk along San Bruno Avenue in the Portola District to urge people to reject xenophobia and support Asian merchants on Friday, March 6, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
An SFPD logo on a police car outside the new Portola Substation on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Hotline for Mandarin, Cantonese speakers to simplify hate crime reporting

San Francisco Chinese community leaders on Friday announced a new hotline that…

An SFPD logo on a police car outside the new Portola Substation on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)