Crime

Authorities took a man into custody in connection with a shooting inside a garage in Visitacion Valley in October 2020. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Suspect charged in ‘assassination attempt’ on four men in Visitacion Valley

Larry Barefield faces multiple attempted murder charges over shooting

Authorities took a man into custody in connection with a shooting inside a garage in Visitacion Valley in October 2020. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
A surveillance still captured shots fired near Montgomery and Market streets on Oct. 2, 2020. (Via court records)

Man pleads to gun charge in Market Street shooting

A 48-year-old man has taken a plea deal after federal authorities accused…

A surveillance still captured shots fired near Montgomery and Market streets on Oct. 2, 2020. (Via court records)
San Francisco Police investigate a crash scene at Eighth and Folsom streets on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Man faces attempted murder charges over shooting with AR-15 style rifle

Suspect in violent road-rage incident had recently been released from prison

San Francisco Police investigate a crash scene at Eighth and Folsom streets on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. (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)

Elderly pedestrian killed by driver in SoMa hit and run

An elderly pedestrian has died of his injuries after being struck by…

An SFPD logo on a police car outside the new Portola Substation on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
SFMTA partnered with local artists to create murals on the bike and pedestrian lane barricades (Courtesy of San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency)

SFMTA to unveil street safety improvements in the Bayview

Supervisor Walton says there’s still ‘a lot of work to do’

SFMTA partnered with local artists to create murals on the bike and pedestrian lane barricades (Courtesy of San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency)
(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner file photo)

SF man killed in Bayview shooting

A 54-year-old man was shot and killed Thursday afternoon in the Bayview,…

(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner file photo)
Police released images of the stabbing suspect (Courtesy SFPD)

Police seek suspect in unprovoked UN Plaza stabbing

San Francisco police are asking the public for help finding a suspect…

Police released images of the stabbing suspect (Courtesy SFPD)
State Sen. Scott Wiener wants to open up sheriff contests to all registered voters. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

California bill would lift restrictions on who can run for sheriff

Decades-old rules blamed for stifling criminal justice reform

State Sen. Scott Wiener wants to open up sheriff contests to all registered voters. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
SFPD investigates a double shooting that killed one Monday at 24th and Mission streets (Courtesy @dizz_h via Twitter)

Man killed in double shooting at 24th and Mission streets

A 30-year-old man was killed and another man was injured in a…

SFPD investigates a double shooting that killed one Monday at 24th and Mission streets (Courtesy @dizz_h via Twitter)
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Four pedestrians struck by vehicle at Mission sideshow

Police in San Francisco are seeking a vehicle that fled after striking…

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

Man, 72, robbed of camera in Financial District

An elderly man was struck on the head and had his camera…

San Francisco Police investigate a crash scene at Eighth and Folsom streets on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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Man facing hate crime charge in Ingleside attack pleads not guilty

A 53-year-old man accused of yelling “go back to where you came…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Kenneth Humphrey smiles while speaking with members of the media alongside his attorney Anita Nabha following his release on bail in 2018. Humphreys’ case has proved pivotal to criminal justice reform in California, as it helped bring about a reassessment of how the state handles bail. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

CA Supreme Court rules judges must consider defendant’s ability to pay bail

The California Supreme Court ruled on Thursday in favor of upholding a…

Kenneth Humphrey smiles while speaking with members of the media alongside his attorney Anita Nabha following his release on bail in 2018. Humphreys’ case has proved pivotal to criminal justice reform in California, as it helped bring about a reassessment of how the state handles bail. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The Medical Examiner's Office van on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Former lab worker arrested with evidence bag faces theft charges

A former lab worker for the Medical Examiner’s Office who was arrested…

The Medical Examiner's Office van on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A woman has been charged with assault and battery in connection with an attack that occurred Monday near Polk and Clay streets.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

DA charges woman in series of Polk Street attacks

San Francisco prosecutors filed various charges Wednesday against a 43-year-old woman in…

A woman has been charged with assault and battery in connection with an attack that occurred Monday near Polk and Clay streets.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
A San Francisco Superior Court jury convicted a man of sexual assault charges after an attack in October 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Man convicted of sexual assault in ‘horrific’ attack on stranger

A San Francisco jury has convicted a man of numerous sexual assault…

A San Francisco Superior Court jury convicted a man of sexual assault charges after an attack in October 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
James Francis Edwards made his first apperance in court in connection with a 1990 murder at the Hall of Justice building on Monday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Murder suspect arrested after three decades was known for ‘lying low’

An elderly man who was arrested for murder last week after three…

James Francis Edwards made his first apperance in court in connection with a 1990 murder at the Hall of Justice building on Monday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Senate Bill 271 would remove a requirement that California’s elected sheriffs have a law enforcement background certified by State Peace Officer Standards and Training. (Shutterstock)

SB 271 would bring meaningful reform to sheriffs’ offices

By Ross Mirkarimi Let the people run for sheriff! It was once…

Senate Bill 271 would remove a requirement that California’s elected sheriffs have a law enforcement background certified by State Peace Officer Standards and Training. (Shutterstock)
Assemblymember Phil Ting has introduced legislation requiring the California Department of Justice to release data to researchers. <ins>(Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Researchers struggle to get access to gun violence data from state DOJ

Assemblymember Phil Ting says information vital to guiding policy debates

Assemblymember Phil Ting has introduced legislation requiring the California Department of Justice to release data to researchers. <ins>(Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Assemblymember David Chiu speaks at a news conference following a discussion between Asian-American and Pacific Islander community leaders and Gov. Gavin Newsom at the Chinese Culture Center in Chinatown on Friday, March 19, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Newsom, AAPI community leaders condemn spike in anti-Asian hate crimes

By Eli Walsh Bay City News Foundation Gov. Gavin Newsom joined local…

Assemblymember David Chiu speaks at a news conference following a discussion between Asian-American and Pacific Islander community leaders and Gov. Gavin Newsom at the Chinese Culture Center in Chinatown on Friday, March 19, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)