San Francisco Police Commission

The San Francisco Police Headquarters and Public Safety Building campus in Mission Bay. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner 2015)

Details released of 61 candidates for SFPD chief’s job

Twenty one are from out of state. Eleven are internal candidates. Seventeen…

 

Sellassie Blackwell, left, of the Justice for Mario Woods Coalition addresses the San Francisco Police Commission on Wednesday night at the Salvation Army Kroc Community Center. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Police turn out in droves to support officers involved in fatal shooting of Mario Woods

More than 70 off-duty San Francisco police officers who filled a Tenderloin…

 

(MIke Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

ACLU opposition to LAPD body cameras may impact SF debate

As San Francisco officials debate when police should be allowed to review…

 

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Viral video spawns petition calling for speed up of stalled SFPD body cameras

The long-delayed San Francisco Police Department body camera program is once again…

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SF Police Commission Vice President Turman is reappointed

Police Commissioner Julius Turman was unanimously reappointed by the Board of Supervisors…

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SF police commissioner faces reappointment battle

The four year term of Police Commissioner Julius Turman, one of two…

Noah Berger/AP File PhotoPolice-community relations were a topic at the first San Francisco Police Commission meeting of 2015. Protests targeting police have been happening across the country since late November

Police-community relations take floor at SF Police Commission

The first San Francisco Police Commission meeting of 2015 featured more than…

Noah Berger/AP File PhotoPolice-community relations were a topic at the first San Francisco Police Commission meeting of 2015. Protests targeting police have been happening across the country since late November
Courtesy photoFreddy Martinez was left paralyzed from the waist down after being shot by an officer for brandishing what looked like a gun. The alleged weapon was a toy gun. The two officers involved in the incident were recently awarded a Silver Medal of Valor by the Police Department despite two investigations into the incident that are still open.

Two SFPD officers still under investigation in police shooting awarded Medals of Valor

In the early-morning hours of April 7, 2013, there was a fracas…

Courtesy photoFreddy Martinez was left paralyzed from the waist down after being shot by an officer for brandishing what looked like a gun. The alleged weapon was a toy gun. The two officers involved in the incident were recently awarded a Silver Medal of Valor by the Police Department despite two investigations into the incident that are still open.
jessica christian/special to the s.f. examinerInspector Frank Lee

Demoted SF police officer tries again to clear his name

Inspector Frank Lee has been a San Francisco police officer since 1987.…

jessica christian/special to the s.f. examinerInspector Frank Lee
Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerMayor Ed Lee

SF mayor looks to shuffle deck with city commission picks

The deck chairs are set to be rearranged on some of San…

Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerMayor Ed Lee
Justin SullivanA homeless man sleeps in the doorway of a closed store on September 16

Psychiatric patients increasing in S.F. hospitals, putting a strain on the system

Police Commissioner Thomas Mazzucco was driving past a San Francisco hospital with…

Justin SullivanA homeless man sleeps in the doorway of a closed store on September 16
Jamar Geeter

Innocent bystander shot by S.F. police closer to settlement with city

An innocent bystander who was shot by police in North Beach in…

Jamar Geeter
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerA police commissioner said he was appalled by the lack of response from the public while a homeless man lay dying at Market and Third streets recently.

Homeless man dies on busy San Francisco street corner while onlookers do nothing

On a recent Friday afternoon in downtown San Francisco, a homeless man…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerA police commissioner said he was appalled by the lack of response from the public while a homeless man lay dying at Market and Third streets recently.
S.F. Examiner File PhotoChief Greg Suhr thinks the SFPD computer systems are outdated.

SFPD chief dissatisfied with outdated computer system

The San Francisco Police Department’s computer tracking system is outdated, Chief Greg…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoChief Greg Suhr thinks the SFPD computer systems are outdated.
Examiner file photoUnder scrutiny: Recently leaked transcripts accused the SFPD of ignoring concerns about the crime lab.

Accreditation agency willing to re-audit SFPD crime lab

The head of the national crime lab accreditation organization that audited the…

Examiner file photoUnder scrutiny: Recently leaked transcripts accused the SFPD of ignoring concerns about the crime lab.
Examiner illustrationSan Francisco police say allowing witnesses to identify suspects in a lineup can cause them to compare the choices with one another instead of with their memory of the perpetrator.

New police protocols in San Francisco could help witnesses ID criminals

San Francisco police are abandoning their long-standing protocol for police lineups and…

Examiner illustrationSan Francisco police say allowing witnesses to identify suspects in a lineup can cause them to compare the choices with one another instead of with their memory of the perpetrator.
Courtesy photoThe police shooting of Randal Dunklin

San Francisco police to begin enhanced training for dealing with mentally ill persons

San Francisco police will soon begin the first in a possible series…

Courtesy photoThe police shooting of Randal Dunklin

Police Commission may meet fewer times in San Francisco

On the heels of a dramatic reduction over the past three years…

Shooting scene: The Granada Hotel was the site of an officer-involved fatal shooting last year. (Examiner file photo)

SFPD officer exonerated in 2010 fatal shooting

A female police officer didn’t violate department policy when she fatally shot…

Shooting scene: The Granada Hotel was the site of an officer-involved fatal shooting last year. (Examiner file photo)

Four vie for Police Commission seat being given up by Jim Hammer

Police Commissioner Jim Hammer is not seeking his post back on the…