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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)
The number of homeless encampments cropping up across The City has spurred a ballot measure enabling police to remove them. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco voters may ban homeless encampments

San Francisco voters will decide in November whether to ban homeless encampments…

The number of homeless encampments cropping up across The City has spurred a ballot measure enabling police to remove them. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
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)

Family of man killed by police in April filing claim against SF

The family of a man who was shot and killed by police…

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)
Police investigate the scene of a shooting at 16th and Mission streets on Thursday, June 16, 2016. (Jonah Owen Lamb/S.F. Examiner)

UPDATE: Three injured in separate Mission District shootings Thursday morning

Three men were injured in separate shootings in the Mission District on…

Police investigate the scene of a shooting at 16th and Mission streets on Thursday, June 16, 2016. (Jonah Owen Lamb/S.F. Examiner)

SFPD watchdog agency required to investigate all police shootings under Prop. D

San Francisco‚Äôs police oversight body will investigate all police shootings under a…

Officers move in on a suspect barricaded inside a building on Pacific Avenue between Mason and Powell streets in San Francisco's Chinatown District Friday, June 3, 2016. (Joel Angel Juarez/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Suspect in Chinatown standoff to appear in court Tuesday

The man who held off police for hours Friday in Chinatown before…

Officers move in on a suspect barricaded inside a building on Pacific Avenue between Mason and Powell streets in San Francisco's Chinatown District Friday, June 3, 2016. (Joel Angel Juarez/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Police Officers Association and The City are expected to finalize an agreement that would allow police officers to review body camera footage after providing an initial statement. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)

Officers can review body camera footage after initial statements, under proposed policy

San Francisco police officers will only be allowed to review body camera…

The Police Officers Association and The City are expected to finalize an agreement that would allow police officers to review body camera footage after providing an initial statement. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)

Suspect stabs man with machete in Oceanview

A 22-year-old man was stabbed by another man with a machete in…

Woman shot to death in Mission District

A 27-year-old Richmond woman was shot to death in San Francisco's Mission…

Mayor Ed Lee. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Police union slams mayor for remarks against officer in Bayview shooting

The often bellicose San Francisco police union has now aimed its rhetorical…

Mayor Ed Lee. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Men injured in separate stabbings involving steak knife, other weapons

A steak knife, a carver and a blade were used in three…

Toney Chaplin is acting chief of police in San Francisco.(Connor Hunt/ Special to SF Examiner)

SF residents, leaders welcome ideas of interim police chief

About 100 people from the NAACP and Brothers Against Guns, a San…

Toney Chaplin is acting chief of police in San Francisco.(Connor Hunt/ Special to SF Examiner)
Officers work a crime scene in the Bayview on May 19 where Jessica Williams, 29, was shot and killed by police. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Woman killed in Bayview police shooting ID’d as SF resident

The 29-year-old woman who was killed Thursday by police in the Bayview…

Officers work a crime scene in the Bayview on May 19 where Jessica Williams, 29, was shot and killed by police. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Police rescue dog left in hot car near Golden Gate Park

A black Labrador named Thor was rescued from a hot car Sunday…

City departments exceed overtime budgets

San Francisco has incurred nearly $25 million more in overtime costs than…

City officials must know that the criminal justice system is no substitute for improved services for the unhoused. (Mike Koozmin/2013 S.F. Examiner)

Public health must recognize responsibility

Though it is always scary when a friend is ill or injured,…

City officials must know that the criminal justice system is no substitute for improved services for the unhoused. (Mike Koozmin/2013 S.F. Examiner)