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Sheriff's deputies in San Francisco could begin patrolling city streets alongside police officers now that the Sheriff's Department has received new certification status. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Sheriff’s deputies could patrol streets

San Francisco sheriff’s deputies could soon be able to patrol the streets…

Sheriff's deputies in San Francisco could begin patrolling city streets alongside police officers now that the Sheriff's Department has received new certification status. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
(MIke Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

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…

(MIke Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Alejandro Nieto, who was killed by SFPD at Bernal Heights Park on March 21, 2014. Mike Koozmin/SF Examiner

Case closed: Trail of mental instability, new details emerge in Nieto investigation

Since Alejandro Nieto was killed by police in a barrage of gunfire…

Alejandro Nieto, who was killed by SFPD at Bernal Heights Park on March 21, 2014. Mike Koozmin/SF Examiner

Suspect arrested in Pier 14 robbery of camera crews

A rash of brazen and at times violent robberies of Bay Area…

In the past 8 months, two bodies have been found at the Crosby Hotel at 516 O'Farrell St. in the Tenderloin. (Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Tenderloin hotel tenants fearful after man dies suspiciously, woman’s body rots for several months

Two suspicious deaths this year at a Tenderloin residential hotel have left…

In the past 8 months, two bodies have been found at the Crosby Hotel at 516 O'Farrell St. in the Tenderloin. (Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The SFPD's marine unit retrieves an object from the Bay near Pier 14 on July 2 in San Francisco. On Friday, police announced that the gun found in the water last week was used in the shooting death of Kathryn Steinle. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Police confirm gun found in water off Pier 14 killed Kathryn Steinle

The handgun recovered by a police dive team last week from the…

The SFPD's marine unit retrieves an object from the Bay near Pier 14 on July 2 in San Francisco. On Friday, police announced that the gun found in the water last week was used in the shooting death of Kathryn Steinle. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
SFPD divers search the waters south of Pier 14 and come 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)

SFPD divers search for evidence in Pier 14 homicide

SFPD divers search the bay waters south of Pier 14 for possible…

SFPD divers search the waters south of Pier 14 and come 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)
This is a picture of Joshua Boling reportedly after his run-in with police July 11, 2014 near the Panhandle area of Golden Gate Park. He was treated by paramedics at the scene. (Courtesy Public Defender's Office)

Homeless man who knocked out cop beaten by police before

A young homeless man is alleged to have knocked a San Francisco…

This is a picture of Joshua Boling reportedly after his run-in with police July 11, 2014 near the Panhandle area of Golden Gate Park. He was treated by paramedics at the scene. (Courtesy Public Defender's Office)
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Tenderloin police captain hands over command, citing personal reasons

In a farewell note to the Tenderloin, Capt. Jason Cherniss cited “difficult…

Courtesy SFPD
SF Examiner file photo

Attorneys for SF cops in text message scandal hail Superior Court decision

Attorneys representing San Francisco police officers facing termination over bigoted text messages…

SF Examiner file photo

Officers facing discipline in SF racists text scandal to have day in court

A group of San Francisco police officers facing discipline over a series…

The SFPD officers's wearing of body cameras would mean that "private person" would not have the expecation of privacy, when encountering law enforcement. MIKE KOOZMIN/S.F. EXAMINER

Police body cameras may be an eye on cops, but public could lose privacy

The body cameras for San Francisco’s police officers may be on the…

The SFPD officers's wearing of body cameras would mean that "private person" would not have the expecation of privacy, when encountering law enforcement. MIKE KOOZMIN/S.F. EXAMINER
John Avalos

SF supervisor’s proposal on surveillance targets police body cameras

Under a proposed ordinance, all San Francisco city departments that use or…

John Avalos
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

Police: robberies and car break ins on the rise city wide

Crime in San Francisco — especially robberies and car break-ins — rose…

Sheriff Mirkarimi is shown here with an example of a body camera. Mike Koozmin/The S.F. Examiner

SF mayor won’t fund body cameras in scandal-ridden county jail

Less than four months after an investigation revealed jail guards allegedly pitted…

Sheriff Mirkarimi is shown here with an example of a body camera. Mike Koozmin/The S.F. Examiner

Clown mask-wearing robber leads home invasion near SF State

A man wearing a clown mask led a group of eight people…

Courtesy SFPDOfficer Craig Perry

SF police officer arrested and charged with domestic violence

San Francisco police responded in late May to an early morning domestic…

Courtesy SFPDOfficer Craig Perry
Bret Putnam/S.F. Examiner file photoThe Office of Citizen Complaints released a study that says both officers and citizens believe the complaint process is flawed — but they disagree on who it favors.

Citizens and cops alike not pleased with police watchdog agency

Officers and those who file complaints against them are not satisfied with…

Bret Putnam/S.F. Examiner file photoThe Office of Citizen Complaints released a study that says both officers and citizens believe the complaint process is flawed — but they disagree on who it favors.