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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)
In this frame from dashcam video provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety, trooper Brian Encinia arrests Sandra Bland after she became combative during a routine traffic stop in Waller County, Texas. (Texas Department of Public Safety via AP)

Video rekindles debate about police treatment of blacks

AUSTIN, Texas — When Sandra Bland refused to put out her cigarette,…

In this frame from dashcam video provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety, trooper Brian Encinia arrests Sandra Bland after she became combative during a routine traffic stop in Waller County, Texas. (Texas Department of Public Safety via AP)

Hayward police sergeant shot during traffic stop

HAYWARD — Authorities say a Bay Area police sergeant was shot during…

Paul Makaveckas

SFPD officer took bribes from cabbies in exchange for passing exams on City’s taxi test

A former San Francisco police officer known to cab drivers as “Johnny…

Paul Makaveckas
Father Cameron Faller, of Restorative Justice Ministry, answers questions before a vigil for Kathryn Steinle, Monday, July 6, 2015, on Pier 14 in San Francisco. Steinle was shot and killed on Wednesday, July 1st on Pier 14. Francisco Sanchez was arrested for the shooting. (AP Photo/Beck Diefenbach)

Pier 14 homicide reaction: Study unsupportive of ‘immigrants as criminals’ narrative

As the media and politicians spin the killing of Kathryn Steinle into…

Father Cameron Faller, of Restorative Justice Ministry, answers questions before a vigil for Kathryn Steinle, Monday, July 6, 2015, on Pier 14 in San Francisco. Steinle was shot and killed on Wednesday, July 1st on Pier 14. Francisco Sanchez was arrested for the shooting. (AP Photo/Beck Diefenbach)
SFPD divers searched the waters south of Pier 14 and came up with an object they placed into a plastic box Thursday, July 2, 2015. The search followed an early evening fatal shooting at Pier 14 on Wednesday. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Motive still unclear in Embarcadero shooting death of 32-year-old woman

Kathryn Steinle began Wednesday evening having dinner with her father and a…

SFPD divers searched the waters south of Pier 14 and came up with an object they placed into a plastic box Thursday, July 2, 2015. The search followed an early evening fatal shooting at Pier 14 on Wednesday. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
New York State Department of Corrections Officers and a forest ranger, right, patrol an area in Owls Head, N.Y. for convicted murderers Richard Matt and David Sweat, Friday, June 26, 2015. Police shifted a focus of their three week search closer to the Canadian border. (Mary Altaffer/AP Photo)

1 of 2 escaped prisoners shot and killed

MALONE, N.Y. — One of two convicted murderers who staged a brazen…

New York State Department of Corrections Officers and a forest ranger, right, patrol an area in Owls Head, N.Y. for convicted murderers Richard Matt and David Sweat, Friday, June 26, 2015. Police shifted a focus of their three week search closer to the Canadian border. (Mary Altaffer/AP Photo)
San Francisco Park Rangers work a variety of patrol jobs in city parks including helping tourists with questions about parking and directions to issuing citations to the homeless for camping in areas where camping is not allowed. (Mike Koozmin/SF Examiner)

SF Rec and Park to beef up park patrol unit as sleeping, camping citations soar

San Francisco is beefing up the Recreation and Park Department’s park patrol…

San Francisco Park Rangers work a variety of patrol jobs in city parks including helping tourists with questions about parking and directions to issuing citations to the homeless for camping in areas where camping is not allowed. (Mike Koozmin/SF Examiner)
The SF Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to support increasing police staffing to at least 2,200 officers. EXAMINER PHOTO BY MIKE KOOZMIN

SF Supes vote 6-5 to boost police officers beyond charter mandate

San Francisco has set the stage to make an even greater investment…

The SF Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to support increasing police staffing to at least 2,200 officers. EXAMINER PHOTO BY MIKE KOOZMIN
The Coalition on Homelessness conducted a nine-month study in partnership with researchers at the UC Berkeley Center on Human Rights titled  "Punishing the Poorest: How the Criminalization of Homelessness Perpetuates Poverty in San Francisco.” PHOTO BY GABRIELLE LURIE/SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINER.

Study calls for an end to criminalizing the homeless

To read the homeless study, click here Political disputes over controversial laws,…

The Coalition on Homelessness conducted a nine-month study in partnership with researchers at the UC Berkeley Center on Human Rights titled  "Punishing the Poorest: How the Criminalization of Homelessness Perpetuates Poverty in San Francisco.” PHOTO BY GABRIELLE LURIE/SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINER.
Fans cheer Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) during the second half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Houston Rockets in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Bay Area cities prepare for mayhem if Warriors win NBA Finals

With the Golden State Warriors on the brink of their first NBA…

Fans cheer Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) during the second half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Houston Rockets in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
The Controller’s survey noted The City’s population increased by 12 percent from 2004 to 2014, the police staffing declined by 3 percent. Over that period, the rate of sworn officers per 100,000 residents declined 13 percent, making San Francisco’s staffing levels lower than the other cities. MIKE KOOZMIN/S.F. EXAMINER

SF police staffing up for discussion

The call by officials in City Hall to permanently increase the number…

The Controller’s survey noted The City’s population increased by 12 percent from 2004 to 2014, the police staffing declined by 3 percent. Over that period, the rate of sworn officers per 100,000 residents declined 13 percent, making San Francisco’s staffing levels lower than the other cities. MIKE KOOZMIN/S.F. EXAMINER
Mike Koozmin/S.F. ExaminerThe Controller’s survey noted The City’s population increased by 12 percent from 2004 to 2014

SF police staffing up for discussion

The call by officials in City Hall to permanently increase the number…

Mike Koozmin/S.F. ExaminerThe Controller’s survey noted The City’s population increased by 12 percent from 2004 to 2014
Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerSF Mayor Ed Lee

SF mayor to unveil $8.9 billion budget proposal

Mayor Ed Lee’s expected to unveil an $8.9 billion city budget today…

Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerSF Mayor Ed Lee
AP Photo/Pablo Martinez MonsivaisPresident Barack Obama speaks at the Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center

Obama restricts police military gear, says it can alienate

President Barack Obama ended long-running federal transfers of some combat-style gear to…

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez MonsivaisPresident Barack Obama speaks at the Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center

San Jose police officer fatally shot, suspect found dead

Police this morning are trying to piece together the events that led…