San Francisco Police Department

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.

Bayview officer accused of making racial slur inside police station

In an unusual move, the San Francisco Police Department on Friday released…

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.
Demonstrators chant while marching in a circle during a general strike in front of City Hall in San Francisco, Calif. Monday, May 9, 2016 in support of the five San Francisco residents who ended their seventeen day hunger strike calling for the resignation or firing of SFPD Chief Greg Suhr. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Protesters gather in front of City Hall following end of hunger strike

Protesters rallied outside two entrances at San Francisco City Hall Monday morning…

Demonstrators chant while marching in a circle during a general strike in front of City Hall in San Francisco, Calif. Monday, May 9, 2016 in support of the five San Francisco residents who ended their seventeen day hunger strike calling for the resignation or firing of SFPD Chief Greg Suhr. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
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)
Five hunger strikers (front, from left) Ike Pinkston, Edwin Lindo, Maria Cristina Gutierrez, Ilyich Sato and Sellassie Blackwell speak to the media during a news conference at the Black and Brown Social Club in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, May 5, 2016.  (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

As hunger strike continues, confidence in police reform dwindles

Mayor Ed Lee and a group of five hunger strikers calling for…

Five hunger strikers (front, from left) Ike Pinkston, Edwin Lindo, Maria Cristina Gutierrez, Ilyich Sato and Sellassie Blackwell speak to the media during a news conference at the Black and Brown Social Club in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, May 5, 2016.  (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Attorney Marla Zamora. (PHOTO BY JOSH EDELSON)

UPDATE: Friday morning homicide victim ID’d as former defense attorney

A woman fatally stabbed in Potrero Hill late Friday morning was a…

Attorney Marla Zamora. (PHOTO BY JOSH EDELSON)
Hunger strikers (from left) Sellassie Blackwell, Maria Cristina Gutierrez and Edwin Lindo during a march to City Hall from the Mission Police Station at 17th and Valencia streets in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Five San Francisco residents have been on a hunger strike for 13 days calling for the resignation of SFPD Chief Greg Suhr following recent police violence. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

‘Frisco 5’ hunger strikers take their cause to City Hall

The five hunger strikers in wheelchairs who led a march on San…

Hunger strikers (from left) Sellassie Blackwell, Maria Cristina Gutierrez and Edwin Lindo during a march to City Hall from the Mission Police Station at 17th and Valencia streets in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Five San Francisco residents have been on a hunger strike for 13 days calling for the resignation of SFPD Chief Greg Suhr following recent police violence. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Two stabbed to death in less than a week in the Tenderloin

A man was stabbed to death in the Tenderloin early Monday morning,…

Man shot in the hand while driving in the Mission

A man was shot in the hand by a suspect driving by…

Activists stand outside the Mission Police Station during a demonstration marking the beginning of a hunger strike calling for the resignation of SFPD Chief Greg Suhr and Mayor Ed Lee in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, April 21, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Activists on hunger strike over Suhr’s job amid police reforms

A local rapper, his mother and a candidate for city supervisor are…

Activists stand outside the Mission Police Station during a demonstration marking the beginning of a hunger strike calling for the resignation of SFPD Chief Greg Suhr and Mayor Ed Lee in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, April 21, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Teen shot in car later arrested for gun offense

A 17-year-old boy was shot while sitting in a car in San…

Woman stabs man in the ear with nail file during argument

A 50-year-old woman stabbed a man in the ear with a nail…

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)

More transparent police efforts met by hostile crowd at SFPD town hall

Within hours of the killing of Luis Gongora by police last week,…

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)
SFPD Chief Greg Suhr addresses the community during a Town Hall meeting in response to the April 7 police shooting death of Luis Gongora held at the Laborers Internationl Union building in San Francisco's Mission District Wednesday, April 13, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SFPD watchdog spars with chief over officer discipline in rare public disagreement

A San Francisco police officer who sent inappropriate text messages to a…

SFPD Chief Greg Suhr addresses the community during a Town Hall meeting in response to the April 7 police shooting death of Luis Gongora held at the Laborers Internationl Union building in San Francisco's Mission District Wednesday, April 13, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Janee Taylor, neighbor of a man who was shot and killed by police, speaks to the media after an officer involved shooting on Shotwell Street near 19th Street in San Francisco  Thursday. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Keeping the peace, preserving lives

As a city, we grant our police officers profound powers, placing guns…

Janee Taylor, neighbor of a man who was shot and killed by police, speaks to the media after an officer involved shooting on Shotwell Street near 19th Street in San Francisco  Thursday. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Hung jury leads to mistrial in Playstation murder case

A San Francisco jury deadlocked in the trial of a man who…

Stanislav Petrov in his hospital bed after the November 2015 beating. (Courtesy Michael Haddad)

Indictment against man beaten by deputies remains sealed

The federal charges against a man who was the victim of a…

Stanislav Petrov in his hospital bed after the November 2015 beating. (Courtesy Michael Haddad)
S.F. Examiner file photo

Survey shows many SF cops unhappy with use of force reforms pushed by Chief Suhr

At least half of San Francisco’s police officers don’t support the use…

S.F. Examiner file photo
Stanislav Petrov in his hospital bed after the November 2015 beating. (Courtesy Michael Haddad)

Man beaten by deputies to face charges in federal court Monday

Stanislav Petrov, the man beaten by Alameda County sheriff's deputies in November…

Stanislav Petrov in his hospital bed after the November 2015 beating. (Courtesy Michael Haddad)
An SFPD car sits on the corner of Golden Gate Avenue and Larkin Street in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, April 1, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Law enforcement leaders clash over who discovered latest racist texts

Disagreements over who discovered the latest rash of racist texts sent by…

An SFPD car sits on the corner of Golden Gate Avenue and Larkin Street in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, April 1, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Construction crew finds explosive in SF home during renovation

A construction crew working on a home in San Francisco's Monterey Heights…