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Stow Lake. (S.F. Examiner file photo)

Elderly man robbed of camera while taking pictures at Stow Lake

An elderly man was robbed of his camera while snapping photos at…

Stow Lake. (S.F. Examiner file photo)
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.

Former police union head plays down latest racist allegations in SFPD

The police union’s former head is downplaying the severity of allegations that…

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.
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Two people shot, injured over the weekend

San Francisco police responded to two shootings this weekend, one of which…

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Police Chief Greg Suhr addresses reporters during a news conference at the SFPD Headquarters Building in San Francisco on Friday, April 29, 2016. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SFPD officer faces termination for ‘inappropriate’ language

The San Francisco Police Department has another incident of alleged racism on…

Police Chief Greg Suhr addresses reporters during a news conference at the SFPD Headquarters Building in San Francisco on Friday, April 29, 2016. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Protesters line the San Francisco Board of Supervisors chambers on Tuesday in support of the “Frisco 5,” a group of hunger strikers who refuse to eat until Police Chief Greg Suhr is fired or resigns. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner

Hunger strikers say Board of Supervisors is failing on police reform

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee may have hid from hunger strikers at…

Protesters line the San Francisco Board of Supervisors chambers on Tuesday in support of the “Frisco 5,” a group of hunger strikers who refuse to eat until Police Chief Greg Suhr is fired or resigns. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner
Ilyich Sato, left, sits near the curb with supporters on April 25 during Day 5 of a hunger strike protesting police violence outside the Mission Police Station in San Francisco. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

EDITORIAL: ‘Frisco Five’ spotlight Mayor Lee’s deficiencies

The hunger strike of the “Frisco Five,” who have been camped out…

Ilyich Sato, left, sits near the curb with supporters on April 25 during Day 5 of a hunger strike protesting police violence outside the Mission Police Station in San Francisco. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Woman suffers life-threatening gunshot wound Thursday night

A 41-year-old woman was fighting for her life after she was shot…

Police officer remains hospitalized after Bayview crash

One police officer remained in the hospital Monday following a collision in…

Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, right, is lead into the courtroom by San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, left, and Assistant District Attorney Diana Garciaor, center, for arraignment on July 7, 2015. (Michael Macor/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)

Man charged in fatal shooting of Kathryn Steinle on Pier 14 denied motion for dismissal

Attempts to dismiss the charges against a Mexican citizen accused of killing…

Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, right, is lead into the courtroom by San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, left, and Assistant District Attorney Diana Garciaor, center, for arraignment on July 7, 2015. (Michael Macor/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
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Home invaders turn guns on victim near Stern Grove

A 26-year-old woman had guns pointed at her head inside her San…

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Members of the San Francisco Police Officers Association, including president Martin Halloran, fourth from right, at a Jan. 20 Police Commission meeting in solidarity with officers who shot and killed Mario Woods. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Reform panel: SF police union’s misinformation campaign continues

The San Francisco police union’s ongoing effort to discredit a panel on…

Members of the San Francisco Police Officers Association, including president Martin Halloran, fourth from right, at a Jan. 20 Police Commission meeting in solidarity with officers who shot and killed Mario Woods. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to 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)

Tuesday crime: Shooting in Bayview, stabbing in the Tenderloin

A 34-year-old man was shot in his shoulder Tuesday night in the…

California Highway Patrol Officer T.J. Shively pulls over a woman for using her cellphone while driving on Highway 101 in San Francisco during a night shift on St. Patrick’s Day. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Life in the fast lane: San Francisco kept under the watchful eye of CHP

The patrol car ranged past the river of traffic along San Francisco’s…

California Highway Patrol Officer T.J. Shively pulls over a woman for using her cellphone while driving on Highway 101 in San Francisco during a night shift on St. Patrick’s Day. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Daly City Vice Mayor David Canepa says creating safe exchange zones will help deter crimes during in-person transactions. (Brendan Bartholomew/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Daly City considers safe exchange zones

Daly City Vice Mayor David Canepa says tragedies similar to the 2013…

Daly City Vice Mayor David Canepa says creating safe exchange zones will help deter crimes during in-person transactions. (Brendan Bartholomew/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)
San Francisco Examiner columnist Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez, right, attended Raoul Wallenberg Traditional High School with the late Alejandro Nieto, center, in the early 2000s. (Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/S.F. Examiner)

Alejandro Nieto, from violence to prayer

Let’s say this now, with finality: Alejandro Nieto did not deserve to…

San Francisco Examiner columnist Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez, right, attended Raoul Wallenberg Traditional High School with the late Alejandro Nieto, center, in the early 2000s. (Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/S.F. Examiner)

Witness contradicts police version of Alex Nieto killing, says officers opened fire without cause

In an unprovoked shooting, police opened fired on Alex Nieto with little…

City Manager Pat Martel says Daly City would save almost $3 million over the course of five years by outsourcing its police dispatch services. (Brendan Bartholomew/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Outsourcing of Daly City’s police dispatch services disputed

Controversy surrounding a proposal to outsource Daly City’s police dispatch services came…

City Manager Pat Martel says Daly City would save almost $3 million over the course of five years by outsourcing its police dispatch services. (Brendan Bartholomew/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Outfitting police officers with body-worn cameras took a step forward Wednesday when the Board of Supervisors approved $2.4 million in funding for the project. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)

Supes release $2.4M for Police Department body cams

City officials authorized funding Wednesday for San Francisco to begin outfitting police…

Outfitting police officers with body-worn cameras took a step forward Wednesday when the Board of Supervisors approved $2.4 million in funding for the project. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)