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Michael Robison was featured on the cover of The Advocate in 1998 for a story on gay police officers. Robison resigned from the San Francisco Police Department on Wednesday amid a text message scandal involving racist and homophobic language being exchanged between cops.

SF cop in text message scandal resigns

One of the officers involved in a text message scandal among San…

Michael Robison was featured on the cover of The Advocate in 1998 for a story on gay police officers. Robison resigned from the San Francisco Police Department on Wednesday amid a text message scandal involving racist and homophobic language being exchanged between cops.
Jonah Owen Lamb/S.F. Examiner file photoIan Furminger speaks to reporters after his sentencing on corruption charges in February.

1,000 cases to be reviewed as bigoted text message probe expands

An estimated 1,000 criminal cases are being reviewed for bias after the…

Jonah Owen Lamb/S.F. Examiner file photoIan Furminger speaks to reporters after his sentencing on corruption charges in February.
Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.F. ExaminerFormer SFPD officer Edmond Robles leaves the federal courthouse in San Francisco on Wednesday after receiving a 39-month sentence following his December conviction on corruption charges.

Former San Francisco cop sentenced to 39 months in federal prison on corruption charges

A former undercover San Francisco police officer was sentenced to 39 months…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.F. ExaminerFormer SFPD officer Edmond Robles leaves the federal courthouse in San Francisco on Wednesday after receiving a 39-month sentence following his December conviction on corruption charges.
Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. ExaminerPolice investigate the scene of an officer-involved shooting that killed a female auto theft suspect at Pine Street and Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco on Tuesday night.

Woman killed by SF police ID'd

A woman who was shot and killed by police Tuesday night after…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. ExaminerPolice investigate the scene of an officer-involved shooting that killed a female auto theft suspect at Pine Street and Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco on Tuesday night.
mike koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoThe Police Department's crime statistics show that The City reported 45 homicides in 2014

SF police report drop in crime, but numbers are inconsistent

San Francisco experienced a decline in nearly every reported crime in 2014,…

mike koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoThe Police Department's crime statistics show that The City reported 45 homicides in 2014

One person injured in Western Addition shooting

One person was shot and injured in San Francisco's Western Addition neighborhood…

Courtesy photoPolice in The City’s eastern districts will be carrying naloxone for drug overdoses.

SF police to carry life-saving antidote for drug overdoses

Police working the eastern districts of San Francisco will now have access…

Courtesy photoPolice in The City’s eastern districts will be carrying naloxone for drug overdoses.
Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner File PhotoTwo men have been arrested in connection with a double homicide that took place near Cocker Amazon Playground earlier this month.

Identities released of victims in SF double homicide

The Medical Examiner's Office released the names of the two young men…

Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner File PhotoTwo men have been arrested in connection with a double homicide that took place near Cocker Amazon Playground earlier this month.
Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner File PhotoMission Bay residents are worried that proposed boundaries of the Southern District could divide police services for the neighborhood's key institution: UC San Francisco.

Mission Bay residents worried new police district boundaries will compromise safety

Proposed changes to police districts have Mission Bay residents concerned about safety.…

Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner File PhotoMission Bay residents are worried that proposed boundaries of the Southern District could divide police services for the neighborhood's key institution: UC San Francisco.
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerSan Francisco District Attorney announced that his office will not file charges against the four SFPD officers who shot and killed Alejandro Nieto in Bernal Heights in March 2014.

Four police officers who fatally shot Bernal Heights man will not be charged

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon has announced that his office will…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerSan Francisco District Attorney announced that his office will not file charges against the four SFPD officers who shot and killed Alejandro Nieto in Bernal Heights in March 2014.
Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.F. ExaminerSupervisors Malia Cohen

Police union strong-arms Board of Supervisors over controversial resolution on police brutality protests

In early December, as demonstrations against police brutality blocked freeways in the…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.F. ExaminerSupervisors Malia Cohen
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Community, SF police differ on Tenderloin Station boundary changes

The 25,000 or so residents of the Tenderloin who fall within the…

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S.F. Examiner illustrationA little more than half of the County Jail population is black

A jury of your peers? Why SF has more black people in jail than in juries

It is no secret that San Francisco's black population has been in…

S.F. Examiner illustrationA little more than half of the County Jail population is black
Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. ExaminerU.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

US attorney general visits SF to speak about community relations with police

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder spoke with a group of San Francisco…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. ExaminerU.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

Man, 37, fatally shot in Bayview on Wednesday night

A 37-year-old man fatally shot on Wednesday night in San Francisco's Bayview…

courtesy Bay City NewsDuring an operation with Department of Homeland Security investigators

3 arrested, weapons and drugs seized in SF operation

Police in San Francisco last month seized a cache of weapons and…

courtesy Bay City NewsDuring an operation with Department of Homeland Security investigators
mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerWhile an increased police presence on Muni trains and buses has helped reduce crime

Muni uses anti-terrorism funds to catch fare cheats

Since 9/11, cities nationwide have been flooded with funding from the federal…

mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerWhile an increased police presence on Muni trains and buses has helped reduce crime
COURTESY OF BRYAN CARMODYPolice on Friday night escort out of 430 Turk St. a person of interest in the body parts case.

SF police detain person of interest in body parts case

Police on Friday night detained two people of interest in connection with…

COURTESY OF BRYAN CARMODYPolice on Friday night escort out of 430 Turk St. a person of interest in the body parts case.
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerNeighbors and family members turned out to hear city officials including Bayview Police Station Capt. Robert O’Sullivan speak on the recent spate of homicides.

Bloody month ushers in new year in SF

A black suitcase stuffed with a dismembered body that was found a…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerNeighbors and family members turned out to hear city officials including Bayview Police Station Capt. Robert O’Sullivan speak on the recent spate of homicides.

Police investigate SF's 10th homicide of 2015 after body parts found in suitcase

San Francisco police are investigating the discovery of human body parts in…