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(Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)

First-of-its-kind data release shows racial disparities in SFPD’s arrests, use of force

San Francisco police pull their guns, strike and use physical controls against…

(Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Officers at the Police Academy are now learning about body cameras from an officer involved in the highly publicized “Fajitagate” scandal in 2002. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Officer in ‘Fajitagate’ scandal now trains police on body cameras

More than a decade ago, three San Francisco police officers got into…

Officers at the Police Academy are now learning about body cameras from an officer involved in the highly publicized “Fajitagate” scandal in 2002. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)
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…

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

Designer handbags stolen in Cow Hollow heist

Police are looking for five men between ages 18 and 25 who…

Second suspect arrested for Mission District fatal stabbing

A second suspect has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection…

2 USF students attacked on campus, suspects remain at large

University of San Francisco officials say two students were assaulted and robbed…

Lindsay Lohan (pictured in a makeup-free selfie earlier this year) is asking the public to respect her privacy following an alleged outburst in London that drew police to her door. (Courtesy Instagram)

Scoop: LiLo asks for speculation on her personal life to halt

Note to Lindsay Lohan: Good luck if you think your request for…

Lindsay Lohan (pictured in a makeup-free selfie earlier this year) is asking the public to respect her privacy following an alleged outburst in London that drew police to her door. (Courtesy Instagram)
Officers stand outside a home as they negotiate with a 13-year-old autistic boy armed with a knife near the 200 block of Cumberland Street in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SFPD involved in standoff with autistic boy armed with knife

San Francisco police Tuesday morning remained at the scene of a standoff…

Officers stand outside a home as they negotiate with a 13-year-old autistic boy armed with a knife near the 200 block of Cumberland Street in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)
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)
Just because a passenger has luggage, doesn’t necessarily mean they’re headed to the airport. (Courtesy photo)

Being at the right place at the right time

It’s a quiet night. I’m close to my nut, but still in…

Just because a passenger has luggage, doesn’t necessarily mean they’re headed to the airport. (Courtesy photo)
Family members of Luis Gongora, a homeless man killed by San Francisco police in April, sit on the steps of City Hall during a rally on Tuesday held by the Justice for Amilcar Perez-Lopez Coalition to demand that officers be punished for their involvement in shootings. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Community activists unite to demand police accountability

Communities came together at City Hall on Tuesday to speak for the…

Family members of Luis Gongora, a homeless man killed by San Francisco police in April, sit on the steps of City Hall during a rally on Tuesday held by the Justice for Amilcar Perez-Lopez Coalition to demand that officers be punished for their involvement in shootings. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Man who allegedly threatened SFPD chief on social media booked into jail

A man who allegedly posted a threat on social media against the…

Celeste Guap, a former underage sex worker who claims she had sex at the age of 17 with multiple police officers in the East Bay, has reportedly had contact with multiple officers in the San Francisco Police Department. (Left: Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner; Right: Courtesy photo)

SF police investigating second officer for link to Oakland sex trafficking scandal

A San Francisco police officer under investigation for possible connections to an…

Celeste Guap, a former underage sex worker who claims she had sex at the age of 17 with multiple police officers in the East Bay, has reportedly had contact with multiple officers in the San Francisco Police Department. (Left: Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner; Right: Courtesy photo)
Community members hold signs in protest during a Town Hall meeting on April 13 in response to the fatal police shooting of Luis Gongora. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SFPD officer involved in fatal shooting reassigned from reforms bureau

A San Francisco police officer involved in the recent fatal shooting of…

Community members hold signs in protest during a Town Hall meeting on April 13 in response to the fatal police shooting of Luis Gongora. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Police find no evidence of shooting near SF theater

Police canvassed the area near a small theater in the Mission District…

Members of the community hold signs in protest during a Town Hall meeting in response to the April 7 police shooting death of Luis Gongora held at the Laborers International Union building in San Francisco's Mission District Wednesday, April 13, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SF officer involved in recent shooting reassigned to bureau handling reforms

A San Francisco police officer involved in one of the latest fatal…

Members of the community hold signs in protest during a Town Hall meeting in response to the April 7 police shooting death of Luis Gongora held at the Laborers International Union building in San Francisco's Mission District Wednesday, April 13, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
A Dallas police officer covers his face as he stands with others outside the emergency room at Baylor University Medical Center on July 8, 2016, in Dallas. Snipers opened fire on police officers in the heart of Dallas on Thursday night, killing some of the officers. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)

A deepening divide

Dallas, Baton Rouge, Falcon Heights. In a span of three consecutive days…

A Dallas police officer covers his face as he stands with others outside the emergency room at Baylor University Medical Center on July 8, 2016, in Dallas. Snipers opened fire on police officers in the heart of Dallas on Thursday night, killing some of the officers. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
A Civil Grand Jury report found that investigations of officer-involved shootings, such as the one on May 19 that killed a 27-year-old woman in the Bayview, took too long and lacked transparency. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Civil Grand Jury report slams pace of police shooting investigations

Investigations into fatal police shootings take too long and lack transparency, according…

A Civil Grand Jury report found that investigations of officer-involved shootings, such as the one on May 19 that killed a 27-year-old woman in the Bayview, took too long and lacked transparency. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SFPD investigates string of weekend fires

Six separate fires across San Francisco over the weekend left cars torched,…

Police said the red Honda crashed after the suspects in it stole a girl's purse just blocks away. (Courtesy Bryan Carmody)

UPDATE: Robberies lead to crashes in SF’s western neighborhoods

Three women were arrested after stealing a girl's purse in the Outer…

Police said the red Honda crashed after the suspects in it stole a girl's purse just blocks away. (Courtesy Bryan Carmody)