Tag Archives: Mission Police Station

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Fed Up With Encampments, Residents Turn to Police

Despite ongoing efforts by various city departments to dismantle the Mission’s homeless encampments, residents of the northeast areas of the neighborhood say the tent sprawl there has grown in size and brought crime to their doorsteps. At the Mission Police Station regular community meeting on Tuesday, the group of some 30 neighbors – many dressed in black to signify unity...
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Suspicious Package Reported at SF Mission Police Station

A suspicious package was reported at the Mission District police station on Thursday night, the third suspicious package reported in San Francisco of the day. By 10:22 p.m. the incident was reported as resolved. A text message sent at 9:51 p.m. warned those in the area to shelter in place. The bomb squad was called out to 17th and Valencia streets...
Captain Joseph McFadden, of Ingleside Police Station, addresses community members concerned about recent shootings in the Mission and in Bernal Heights. Photo by Laura Waxmann

Police and Community Address Spike in SF Mission Gang Violence

Mission organizers and police alike are mobilizing to address a spate of violence including shootings in the Mission and in Bernal Heights that have sent five victims to the hospital in the past two weeks, one of them a 13-year-old boy and one a man who was shot in June and died of his injuries on Oct. 3. On Monday,...
The family of Luis Gonogra Pat, shot by SFPD officers in April, has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city, announced their attorney, Adante Pointer (left). Photo by Laura Waxmann

Family of Man Shot by Police Files Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit

The family of the 45-year-old Mayan homeless man shot by police near a Mission District tent encampment on April 7 filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city and the two officers involved on Friday. The lawsuit was filed on the six-month anniversary of Luis Gongora Pat’s death and comes on the heels of an autopsy report released last week....
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Police Efforts to Thwart Prostitution Effective, Say Neighbors

Prostitution has decreased over the last month say Mission residents who attended a community meeting at Mission Police Station on Tuesday evening. They credited the station’s captain with effectively addressing what they say has been a growing concern in the neighborhood. “For the last few weeks, I have not called the non-emergency number once,” said a 50-year-resident of Capp Street...
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All Mission Station Officers Now Wearing Body Cameras

As of today, all patrolling officers at the Mission District’s police station will be outfitted with body cameras. Mission Station has received 150 to 160 cameras, according to San Francisco Police Department spokesperson Carlos Manfredi.   A total of 112 patrol officers, 23 sergeants and five lieutenants are now mandated to wear the cameras strapped to their chests during most...
Community organizer Adriana Camarena addressed community members at meeting held to address homeless encampments in the Mission. Photo by Laura Waxmann

Mission Community Challenges City’s Plans to Remove Tents, House Homeless

Community members and homeless advocates frustrated over dozens of tents that have popped up in the Mission District shouted down city and police officials on Wednesday during a discussion of a new plan to tackle homeless encampments in the neighborhood. “We had encampments catch on fire right on my street. After living here all these years, I’ve seen things really...
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Angry SF Residents Face Off With Police on Crime

Some 30 Mission residents who crowded into a monthly police meeting held Tuesday grilled the neighborhood’s police captain and supervisor about their plans to address what residents described as a clear increase in criminal activity on their streets that has left them fearful. The group blamed the police and city officials for being ineffective in prosecuting sex workers and dismantling homeless...
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Trained in De-Escalation, Police Recruits Walk Mission

The San Francisco Police Department’s newest recruit class of 46 — 38 men and eight women — walked through the Mission District on Thursday to meet those they would be policing and serving. “Fuck the police!” yelled one woman at the 16th Street Bart Station as the large group crossed 16th Street.   “It’s understandable for black Americans to be...
Activist Lisa "Tiny" Gray-Garcia calls for a 90-day moratorium on police "use of force" outside of Mission Police Station on August 15. Photo by Laura Waxmann

SF Activists Call For Moratorium on SFPD Use of Force

Activists and community members gathered in front of Mission Police Station on Monday afternoon called on the San Francisco Police Department to prohibit its officers from using weapons and force of any kind against civilians for the next 90 days. Representatives of organizations advocating for homeless rights and against police brutality supported the moratorium and also called for a state...
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SFPD Standoff with 13-Year-Old Ends with Beanbags Fired

San Francisco police officers ended a roughly 16-hour stand-off early this afternoon with a 13-year-old autistic boy who police said was armed with a knife. The teenager had barricaded himself in the garage of his home on Cumberland Street west of Dolores Park since 9:15 p.m. on Monday. The stand off ended at 12:55 p.m. Minutes before officers walked the boy out with his hands in...
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Residents Ask Police for More Enforcement on Pimping, Violence

At a community meeting on Thursday evening, frustrated residents asked for advice and more action from police to reduce pimping, prostitution, violence, and drug dealing in two local hotspots. Residents of Capp and Shotwell streets between 16th and 20th streets asked for increased police attention to prostitution and violence they say stemmed from disputes among pimps. Others who live near...
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Recovering Hunger Strikers Plan Next Steps

Five days following the end of a hunger strike calling for reform of the San Francisco Police Department and the firing of its chief, four of five strikers who went 17 days without food said at a press conference Thursday morning they are still determined to see their demands met and criticized city leaders for showing a lack of concern...
Members of a prayer circle in front of City Hall hold hands on Wednesday evening. Photo by Laura Wenus

Religious Groups Continue Push for Police Reform

Religious organizations in San Francisco and Oakland continue to organize small but persistent actions to express their support for police reform and dismay at police shootings. Two consecutive vigils were held Wednesday evening to commemorate police shooting victims and call for action from city officials. Father Richard Smith of St. John the Evangelist church on 15th Street, along with some...
Maria Cristina Gutierrez, on of the "Frisco Five" hunger strikers. Photo by Lola M. Chavez

“Frisco Five” End Hunger Strike Protesting Police Shootings, Call for a General Strike on Monday

After 17 days without solid food, the five hunger strikers who had been camped out in front of Mission Police Station to demand the resignation of SFPD Chief Greg Suhr have ended their fast, a spokesperson for the strikers said. On Friday afternoon, the entire group had been taken to the hospital. In a continuation of their movement, however, the group...