Mario Woods

A protester, right, expresses his opinion to a police officer and another pedestrian near Trade and Tryon Streets in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, as demonstrations continue following the shooting death of Keith Scott by police earlier in the week. (Jeff Siner/Charlotte Observer/TNS)

Release the tapes

"Release the tapes.” That was the chant in Charlotte, N.C., this past…

 

Melissa Hafez holds a sign during a protest outside the San Francisco Police Officers Association in San Francisco, Calif. Wednesday, August 31, 2016 held by the Justice for Mario Woods Coalition and other local groups standing behind 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's decision to sit during the national anthem. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Kaepernick’s national anthem stance fuels local dispute over SF police

Two unlikely issues crossed paths this week in San Francisco: a football…

 

The Bayview District. (Cindy Chew/S.F. Examiner)

Police, pollution choking lives in the Bayview

Last December, police shot Mario Woods, a black man carrying a kitchen…

 

San Francisco Police Commission President Suzy Loftus, flanked by former Polce Chief Greg Suhr, speaks during a town hall meeting about a fatal police shooting on Oct. 19, 2015. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

SF Police Commission President Suzy Loftus: Reformer or politician?

Suzy Loftus leaned forward in her chair on a recent afternoon in…

San Francisco Police Commission President Suzy Loftus, flanked by former Polce Chief Greg Suhr, speaks during a town hall meeting about a fatal police shooting on Oct. 19, 2015. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Gwen Woods, the mother of slain 26-year-old Mario Woods, is comforted during a vigil at the spot where her son was shot by police on 3rd Street in the Bayview. San Francisco is honoring Mario Woods’ memory today, as declared by the Board of Supervisors. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Mario Woods remembered in San Francisco

For the past six months, San Francisco has been transfixed by protests,…

Gwen Woods, the mother of slain 26-year-old Mario Woods, is comforted during a vigil at the spot where her son was shot by police on 3rd Street in the Bayview. San Francisco is honoring Mario Woods’ memory today, as declared by the Board of Supervisors. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)
SFPD Interim Police Chief Toney Chaplin, who will be speaking at the symposium. (Photo by Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF feels impact of Dallas police deaths

Interim Chief Toney Chaplin stood at podium inside the Scottish Rite Masonic…

SFPD Interim Police Chief Toney Chaplin, who will be speaking at the symposium. (Photo by Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner)
SFPD Sgt. Lawrence Kempinski, a 17-year veteran who most recently worked in the Bayview Station, is accused of making remarks in front of other officers.

SFPD sergeant facing discipline for alleged racial comment retires

A San Francisco police sergeant who faced disciplinary charges for allegedly making…

SFPD Sgt. Lawrence Kempinski, a 17-year veteran who most recently worked in the Bayview Station, is accused of making remarks in front of other officers.
(Courtesy Black Lives Matter)

Protesters who blocked highway off-ramp near SFO reach plea deal

Eight women who blocked a highway off-ramp to San Francisco International Airport…

(Courtesy Black Lives Matter)
Edwin Lindo, center, argues with officers about reopening public bathrooms inside the station after police closed them to the hunger strikers outside on Monday night. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SF hunger strikers outside police station threatened with arrest

Hunger strikers calling for Police Chief Greg Suhr’s job were threatened with…

Edwin Lindo, center, argues with officers about reopening public bathrooms inside the station after police closed them to the hunger strikers outside on Monday night. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Oree Originol — real name Daniel Aguilera Jimenez — has quietly become an integral part of the Black Lives Matter movement and other campaigns across the nation to end police violence against minorities. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Bay Area artist’s portraits serve as backdrop to Black Lives Matter movement

The black and white images — all faces — look like cartooned…

Oree Originol — real name Daniel Aguilera Jimenez — has quietly become an integral part of the Black Lives Matter movement and other campaigns across the nation to end police violence against minorities. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Janee Taylor, neighbor of a man who was shot and killed by police, speaks to the media after an officer involved shooting on Shotwell Street near 19th Street in San Francisco  Thursday. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Keeping the peace, preserving lives

As a city, we grant our police officers profound powers, placing guns…

Janee Taylor, neighbor of a man who was shot and killed by police, speaks to the media after an officer involved shooting on Shotwell Street near 19th Street in San Francisco  Thursday. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
An SFPD car sits on the corner of Golden Gate Avenue and Larkin Street in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, April 1, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Recent racism allegations renew calls for federal, state investigations into SFPD

Police critics are once again calling for an investigation into racism and…

An SFPD car sits on the corner of Golden Gate Avenue and Larkin Street in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, April 1, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Former San Francisco police officer Edmond Robles, left, leaves the federal courthouse in San Francisco on March 18, 2015, after receiving a 39-month sentence for his involvement in a corruption scandal led by former SFPD Sgt. Ian Furminger. (Gabrielle Lurie/2015 Special to S.F. Examiner)

SFPD plans to expand early intervention system — but is it working?

For nearly a decade, the San Francisco Police Department has monitored the…

Former San Francisco police officer Edmond Robles, left, leaves the federal courthouse in San Francisco on March 18, 2015, after receiving a 39-month sentence for his involvement in a corruption scandal led by former SFPD Sgt. Ian Furminger. (Gabrielle Lurie/2015 Special to S.F. Examiner)
Tensions between San Francisco residents and police are continuing to grow in the wake of a civil trial ruling last week that the four police officers who killed Alex Nieto in 2013 did not use excessive force. (Mike Koozmin/2011 S.F. Examiner)

Telling the truth about police brutality in San Francisco

About a year and a half ago, I was in Ferguson, Mo.,…

Tensions between San Francisco residents and police are continuing to grow in the wake of a civil trial ruling last week that the four police officers who killed Alex Nieto in 2013 did not use excessive force. (Mike Koozmin/2011 S.F. Examiner)

Public listening session with DOJ to be held tonight

The federal body reviewing the San Francisco Police Department will hold its…

Police oversight agency one step closer to getting more authority

A proposal that would give The City’s police oversight body the power…

Second autopsy affirms Guatemalan immigrant was shot in the back by police

A second autopsy of a young Guatemalan immigrant who was shot dead…

Noble Wray, the local head of the Department of Justice's Community Oriented Policing Services, speaks to reporters after a listening session his office is having with the community to address some residents' negative experiences with police. (Jonah Owen Lamb/S.F. Examiner)

Department of Justice listening session on SFPD met with resistance, low turnout

The first of three listening sessions held by the federal body tasked…

Noble Wray, the local head of the Department of Justice's Community Oriented Policing Services, speaks to reporters after a listening session his office is having with the community to address some residents' negative experiences with police. (Jonah Owen Lamb/S.F. Examiner)

DOJ probe should answer unknown

“Woods autopsy reveals drugs, 20 bullet wounds,” Crime Ink, Feb. 12 DOJ…

New SFPD bureau to focus on community-oriented policing

A new San Francisco police bureau has been created to focus on…