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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…

 

MIke Koozmin/S.F. ExaminerSheriff Mirkarimi is shown here with an example of a body camera.

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

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

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

 

Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerSF District Attorney George Gascon

SF mayor refuses to fund DA’s police misconduct task force

Mayor Ed Lee’s refusal to help fund a task force formed by…

Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerSF District Attorney George Gascon
A San Francisco County sheriff's deputy stands outside the Felony Wing at San Francisco County Jail adjacent to the Hall of Justice. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

SF Sheriff's Department more diverse than SFPD

The City’s second largest law enforcement agency, the Sheriff’s Department, is far…

A San Francisco County sheriff's deputy stands outside the Felony Wing at San Francisco County Jail adjacent to the Hall of Justice. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)
File photoSFPD Chief Greg Suhr has been given three months to come up with a draft policy for police body cameras.

Body cams for SF cops, stalled for years, now given deadline

Mayor Ed Lee in April announced his plans to fund body cameras…

File photoSFPD Chief Greg Suhr has been given three months to come up with a draft policy for police body cameras.

SFPD officer in bigoted text scandal sues The City

The San Francisco Police Department failed to file disciplinary charges against a…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerSgt. Yulanda Williams is president of Officers for Justice

Four-decade-old Officers for Justice still pushing for diversity in SFPD

Yulanda Williams’ straight, black hair fell over her shoulders and draped a…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerSgt. Yulanda Williams is president of Officers for Justice
Mike Koozmin/SF Examiner file photoThe high rate of black arrests in SF has raised concerns among public officials and activists.

High arrest rate of blacks in SF debated

San Francisco police arrest black people at an alarming rate despite their…

Mike Koozmin/SF Examiner file photoThe high rate of black arrests in SF has raised concerns among public officials and activists.
Mike Koozmin/SF ExaminerAn example of one of the body cameras which may soon be used by SFPD is shown here.

Public-safety reform package includes body cams for SF cops, but no date announced

City leaders announced Thursday a package of law enforcement reforms — including…

Mike Koozmin/SF ExaminerAn example of one of the body cameras which may soon be used by SFPD is shown here.
Examiner file photoPolice detain a person in the parking lot of the San Francisco General Hospital shortly after a bullet-ridden gold Monte Carlo parked at San Francisco General Hospital became a crime scene Tuesday morning after an apparent shooting victim showed up in the car seeking treatment.

Questions about racial disparities surround SFPD arrests report

Black people make up almost half of all those arrested in San…

Examiner file photoPolice detain a person in the parking lot of the San Francisco General Hospital shortly after a bullet-ridden gold Monte Carlo parked at San Francisco General Hospital became a crime scene Tuesday morning after an apparent shooting victim showed up in the car seeking treatment.
SF Examiner file photoPolice Chief Greg Suhr was accused in a lawsuit of firing a department attorney in retaliation for her investing his history of misconduct with the force.

SFPD brass knew of bigoted texts in 2012 but took no action, attorney claims

Lawyers for seven current San Francisco police officers charged with sending racist…

SF Examiner file photoPolice Chief Greg Suhr was accused in a lawsuit of firing a department attorney in retaliation for her investing his history of misconduct with the force.
SFPD/YouTubeSan Francisco’s police union recently  released a short ad on television and YouTube touting the department’s diversity.

SFPD union ad's 'most diverse department' claim questioned

Last month, San Francisco’s police union released a short ad on television…

SFPD/YouTubeSan Francisco’s police union recently  released a short ad on television and YouTube touting the department’s diversity.
Jonah Owen Lamb/S.F. Examiner file photoIan Furminger speaks to reporters after his sentencing on corruption charges in February.

SF Board of Supes gets earful on City’s racially biased justice system

San Francisco’s justice system is deeply biased against people of color and…

Jonah Owen Lamb/S.F. Examiner file photoIan Furminger speaks to reporters after his sentencing on corruption charges in February.
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerPublic Defender Jeff Adachi announced Thursday that sheriff's deputies have been staging fights with inmates and gambling on the results.

Public Defender: SF jail guards staged prisoner fights

San Francisco County jail inmates were forced to fight “gladiator-style” to entertain…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerPublic Defender Jeff Adachi announced Thursday that sheriff's deputies have been staging fights with inmates and gambling on the results.
Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.F. ExaminerNAACP's Reverend Amos Brown

Furor erupts over bigoted SFPD texts as convicted cop calls case a misunderstanding

Racist and homophobic text messages sent by San Francisco police officers —…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.F. ExaminerNAACP's Reverend Amos Brown
AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh

FireChat ignites new way to communicate on phones

A new mobile messaging application called FireChat is empowering nearby smartphone users…

AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh

SFPD clarify text-a-tip program not for emergencies

The San Francisco Police Department wants to emphasize to the public that…