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San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is sworn in for his second term by Gov. Jerry Brown in City Hall Friday, January 8, 2016. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Protest, celebration mark Mayor Ed Lee’s inauguration to second full term

Mayor Ed Lee’s inauguration to his second four-year term was lauded with…

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is sworn in for his second term by Gov. Jerry Brown in City Hall Friday, January 8, 2016. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

City Hall 2015: dominated by housing crisis, capped off by political change

San Francisco’s City Hall has said goodbye to another year of rising…

(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Dolan: ‘Reasonable’ force an increasingly relevant topic

This week’s question comes from Marvin in the East Bay, who asks:…

Armed man arrested at Arkansas State University; no shots

JONESBORO, Ark. — An armed man drove onto Arkansas State University on…

Protesters call for the firing of San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr during a police commission meeting at City Hall on Wednesday night over the death of Mario Woods. (Connor Hunt/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Protesters call for firing of San Francisco police chief

The first police commission meeting since the shooting death of a man…

Protesters call for the firing of San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr during a police commission meeting at City Hall on Wednesday night over the death of Mario Woods. (Connor Hunt/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
SF police officer accused of racism, sexual harassment on Tenderloin beat

SF police officer accused of racism, sexual harassment on Tenderloin beat

A San Francisco police officer who worked on a two-year Tenderloin drug…

SF police officer accused of racism, sexual harassment on Tenderloin beat
FILE - In this May, 2, 2008 file photo, Rev. Marshall Hatch, of the New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church speaks to the media in Chicago. The Chicago Police Department's decades-long reputation for misconduct and brutality shattered relations with the black community long before the federal government announced this week that it was launching a wide-ranging civil rights investigation. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Chicago police misconduct has frayed relations with blacks

CHICAGO — A South Side police commander and his officers tortured black…

FILE - In this May, 2, 2008 file photo, Rev. Marshall Hatch, of the New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church speaks to the media in Chicago. The Chicago Police Department's decades-long reputation for misconduct and brutality shattered relations with the black community long before the federal government announced this week that it was launching a wide-ranging civil rights investigation. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
Sharon Fairley, newly-appointed leader of the Independent Police Review Authority, speaks during a news conference in front of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Responding to mistrust, feds investigate Chicago police

CHICAGO — Responding to deepening mistrust of one of the nation's largest…

Sharon Fairley, newly-appointed leader of the Independent Police Review Authority, speaks during a news conference in front of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
As crime climbs in The City, police plan to release a cell phone app for civilians to report crime. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

SF police refuse to release damning crime stats

As one of the largest departments in the state, San Francisco’s police…

As crime climbs in The City, police plan to release a cell phone app for civilians to report crime. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
(MIke Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Police chief will have final say in officers’ review of body cam footage

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

(MIke Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Update: 911 caller arrested for allegedly threatening to kill SF police officer

A 911 caller who allegedly described a female San Francisco police officer…

Former POA president Gary Delagnes has been a vocal defender of police officers as has current president Martin Halloran. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Former SF police union president fined for illegally lobbying last year

The San Francisco Police union’s lead political consultant illegally acted as a…

Former POA president Gary Delagnes has been a vocal defender of police officers as has current president Martin Halloran. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Supervisor John Avalos held a City Hall hearing Thursday on illegal gambling dens in the Excelsior neighborhood he represents. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

City seeking ‘kingpins’ of Excelsior gambling shacks

Residents and law enforcement officers have been busy in the Excelsior neighborhood…

Supervisor John Avalos held a City Hall hearing Thursday on illegal gambling dens in the Excelsior neighborhood he represents. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco officials are currently exploring ways to implement drone technology into The City's safety and oversight operations. (S.F. Examiner illustration)

San Francisco may deploy drones for variety of uses

San Francisco’s government may put some eyes in the sky as city…

San Francisco officials are currently exploring ways to implement drone technology into The City's safety and oversight operations. (S.F. Examiner illustration)

Harvard awards SF sheriff’s department program, gifts $100k

A San Francisco Sheriff's Department program was named the recipient of an…

The City is expected to settle a $495,000 lawsuit with a woman who claimed to be wrongfully arrested by police who thought she was driving a stolen car. (MIKE KOOZMIN/S.F. EXAMINER FILE PHOTO)

City set to approve wrongful arrest suit settlement

About six years after San Francisco police officers placed a woman at…

The City is expected to settle a $495,000 lawsuit with a woman who claimed to be wrongfully arrested by police who thought she was driving a stolen car. (MIKE KOOZMIN/S.F. EXAMINER FILE PHOTO)
California Gov. Jerry Brown talks at a conference in San Diego. (Lenny Ignelzi/AP Photo)

California governor signs 2 bills tied to police misconduct

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed two bills relating to police…

California Gov. Jerry Brown talks at a conference in San Diego. (Lenny Ignelzi/AP Photo)
St. Louis police arrest a protester outside the Thomas F. Eagleton Federal Courthouse on Monday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Police shooting, protests put Ferguson back on edge

FERGUSON, Mo. — Ferguson was a community on edge again Monday, a…

St. Louis police arrest a protester outside the Thomas F. Eagleton Federal Courthouse on Monday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Margaret Hilaire bows her head in prayer during a demonstration calling for the firing and indictment of Texas State Trooper Brian Encinia in Katy, Texas. Sandra Bland was found dead in her cell  in the Waller County Jail, just days after being arrested by Encinia during a traffic stop. Authorities determined through an autopsy that Bland hanged herself with a plastic bag. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Texas prosecutor names committee to review Sandra Bland case

HEMPSTEAD, Texas — A committee of outside attorneys will assist the Texas…

Margaret Hilaire bows her head in prayer during a demonstration calling for the firing and indictment of Texas State Trooper Brian Encinia in Katy, Texas. Sandra Bland was found dead in her cell  in the Waller County Jail, just days after being arrested by Encinia during a traffic stop. Authorities determined through an autopsy that Bland hanged herself with a plastic bag. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)
San Francisco is expected to start tracking and reporting demographic data on law enforcement detentions and traffic stops. (Mike Koozmin/SF Examiner)

SF proposal to collect law enforcement data on detentions, traffic stops moves forward

San Francisco is expected to start tracking and reporting demographic data on…

San Francisco is expected to start tracking and reporting demographic data on law enforcement detentions and traffic stops. (Mike Koozmin/SF Examiner)