Use of Force

SFPD Interim Police Chief Toney Chaplin, who will be speaking at the symposium. (Photo by Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner)

National Law Enforcement Symposium being held at USF, focusing on use of force

A significant number of police officers may be spotted at USF over…

 

(Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)

First-of-its-kind data release shows racial disparities in SFPD’s arrests, use of force

San Francisco police pull their guns, strike and use physical controls against…

 

Executive director Anand Subramanian speaks as panel members (Front, from left) Judge Cruz Reynoso, Judge Dickran M. Tevrizian and Judge LaDoris H. Cordell sit nearby during a press conference held by the Blue Ribbon Panel announcing their findings of SFPD oversights in San Francisco, Calif. Monday, July 11, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

DA-launched review of SFPD recommends reforms, some already in works

A year-long inquiry into bias in the San Francisco Police Department has…

 

An officer stands outside the Bayview Police Station during a rally for Jessica Williams in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, June 2, 2016. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Budget proposal holds SFPD funding hostage until reforms happen

Reform or don’t get paid. That’s the message Supervisor John Avalos is…

An officer stands outside the Bayview Police Station during a rally for Jessica Williams in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, June 2, 2016. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)
An officer stands next to an enlarged photo of a knife while Commander Greg McEachern speaks to the media during a press conference at the Hall of Justice in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, April 8, 2016 in response to a police shooting in the Mission District Thursday, April 7. (Yesica Prado/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SFPD: Witnesses say man killed by police was coming at officers with knife

San Francisco police officials reaffirmed Friday that the man whom officers shot…

An officer stands next to an enlarged photo of a knife while Commander Greg McEachern speaks to the media during a press conference at the Hall of Justice in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, April 8, 2016 in response to a police shooting in the Mission District Thursday, April 7. (Yesica Prado/Special to S.F. Examiner)
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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…

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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)

Recent racism allegations renew calls for federal, state investigations into SFPD

Police critics are once again calling for an investigation into racism and…

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)

Stun guns brought before Police Commission for third time in five years

Shot down twice in past years, stun guns were once again up…

Mario Woods family lawyers call for independent federal investigation into the December police killing

While protesters shouted down Mayor Ed Lee Monday at a celebration commemorating…

Gwen Woods, mother of 26-year-old Mario Woods who was shot and killed by police on Dec. 2 in the Bayview, speaks to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Tuesday, January 12, 2016 (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF supervisors call for federal investigation into Woods shooting

Reacting to last month’s fatal police shooting of Mario Woods, San Francisco…

Gwen Woods, mother of 26-year-old Mario Woods who was shot and killed by police on Dec. 2 in the Bayview, speaks to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Tuesday, January 12, 2016 (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Mario Woods, pictured in both photos, was shot and killed by San Francisco police on Wednesday in the Bayview. (Courtesy photos)

Police Commission vows to push for reforms after police gun down man in Bayview

San Francisco's police oversight body is moving to address the fallout from…

Mario Woods, pictured in both photos, was shot and killed by San Francisco police on Wednesday in the Bayview. (Courtesy photos)
Mike Koozmin/SF ExaminerThe Gilbert Street alley where an argument between a sheriff's deputy and parking officer allegedly happened in shown here.

SF deputy alleged to have pulled gun on parking officer will not be charged

A sheriff’s deputy accused of pulling a gun on a man across…

Mike Koozmin/SF ExaminerThe Gilbert Street alley where an argument between a sheriff's deputy and parking officer allegedly happened in shown here.