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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…

mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerBilingual police Officer Howard Chu

Bilingual SF police officers cannot always be found when needed

When an elderly woman was fatally struck by a car in the…

mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerBilingual police Officer Howard Chu
Jeff Chiu/AP file photoThe Police Department is several hundred officers short of its mandated staffing level of 1

SF supervisors ask police to explain connection between rising crime and staffing level

At least two supervisors are worried that there are not enough police…

Jeff Chiu/AP file photoThe Police Department is several hundred officers short of its mandated staffing level of 1
Courtesy photoThis is the type of body camera that San Francisco police officer would use.

Claims that police body cameras may cost more than expected are called into question

The Police Department's body-camera pilot program may cost far more than expected,…

Courtesy photoThis is the type of body camera that San Francisco police officer would use.
Courtesy PUBLIC DEFENDER’S OFFICEA trial began this week for two Southern Police Station officers accused of stealing drugs and money from single-room-occupancy hotels. The officers were part of a plainclothes investigation team.

Second federal police corruption trial opens with testimony about illegal searches

Two undercover police officers working the South of Market area in late…

Courtesy PUBLIC DEFENDER’S OFFICEA trial began this week for two Southern Police Station officers accused of stealing drugs and money from single-room-occupancy hotels. The officers were part of a plainclothes investigation team.
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerTakiya Chandler

Community rallies for change at vigil for four Hayes Valley shooting victims

There were speeches and calls for change from one side of the…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerTakiya Chandler
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SF police investigate gang involvement in quadruple killing

Police on Saturday were investigating the possibility of gang involvement in the…

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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 YouTube.com/Rasta DaveA video shows police allegedly taking D’Paris Williams into custody in 2013. Williams alleges he was beaten by plainclothes officers who followed him home after he refused to stop for them.

Man allegedly beaten by police sues city over 2013 incident

A man arrested by plainclothes officers in the Mission in 2013, and…

Courtesy YouTube.com/Rasta DaveA video shows police allegedly taking D’Paris Williams into custody in 2013. Williams alleges he was beaten by plainclothes officers who followed him home after he refused to stop for them.
Laura Dudnick/S.F. Examiner file photoThe scene at Mission Police Station after an officer-involved shooting on Sunday.

Man fatally shot by police outside Mission station left suicide notes

A note found by police appears to indicate that a 32-year-old man…

Laura Dudnick/S.F. Examiner file photoThe scene at Mission Police Station after an officer-involved shooting on Sunday.

Man hit by car in mental health breakdown suing city for negligence

In the waning hours of New Year's Day 2012, Gary Richard Lawman…

Man shot in stomach in SF

A 38-year-old man was shot in the abdomen early Christmas morning in…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. Examiner File PhotoAlex Nieto was killed by SFPD on March 21

Judge orders release of names of SF officers involved in Alejandro Nieto killing

A federal judge has ordered San Francisco to release the names of…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. Examiner File PhotoAlex Nieto was killed by SFPD on March 21
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerWhile visiting Alice Griffith Community Garden for the Operation Dream Community Toy Drive San Francisco Police Department Chief Greg Shur speaks to the press about recent police murders in New York and said SFPD is on heightened alert regarding the safety of it's officers.

SF police chief gives condolences for killed NYPD officers as he tells his department to keep watch

The targeted killings of two police officers by a disturbed man in…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerWhile visiting Alice Griffith Community Garden for the Operation Dream Community Toy Drive San Francisco Police Department Chief Greg Shur speaks to the press about recent police murders in New York and said SFPD is on heightened alert regarding the safety of it's officers.
Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. ExaminerKelis Thomas

SF police toy giveaway Operation Dream turns 20 as gift donations slide

Two decades ago, public housing in San Francisco was so dangerous that…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. ExaminerKelis Thomas
Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.f. ExaminerSan Francisco Unified School District high school Black Student Unions held a Solidarity Rally at Mission High School regarding the killing of Michael Brown Jr. and other tragic attacks on African Americans by the police on Monday.

SF police spar with supervisor over resolution backing Ferguson protests

For more than two weeks, two of the Bay Area's largest cities…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.f. ExaminerSan Francisco Unified School District high school Black Student Unions held a Solidarity Rally at Mission High School regarding the killing of Michael Brown Jr. and other tragic attacks on African Americans by the police on Monday.
Erica Marquez/special to the s.f. examinerActivist Heather Marlowe has been credited by Police Chief Greg Suhr for pushing the department to end its rape kit backlog.

SF police clear 10-year rape test kit backlog

A decadelong backlog of rape kits -- used to test for sexual…

Erica Marquez/special to the s.f. examinerActivist Heather Marlowe has been credited by Police Chief Greg Suhr for pushing the department to end its rape kit backlog.

Man shot to death in Tenderloin

A man was killed in the Tenderloin early Thursday, Sgt. Monica Macdonald…

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.