Tag Archives: SFPD

Champagne, fires and police were the theme in the Mission District. Photo by Laura Wenus.

Listen Local: Giants Madness Recap and Why People Don’t Vote

Our staff had a long night Wednesday, zipping around the neighborhood to catch everything from dancing and drumming in the streets to various objects being lit on fire. Thursday morning we were back to talk about...
An altar on Bernal Hill commemorating Alex Nieto. Photo by Daniel Hirsch.

Five Months After Nieto Killing, New Witnesses

Posters of his face have plastered the Mission for months, but his name is one rarely spoken outside the Bay Area even though—like Michael Brown in Ferguson, Eric Gardner in New York, Oscar Grant in...
Capt. Robert Moser, left, addresses the crowd gathered Tuesday evening for the monthly community meeting at the San Francisco Police Department's Mission Station. Photo by Chelsi Moy

SFPD Poised to Prevent Street Violence on Super Bowl Sunday

San Francisco football fans aren’t the only ones gearing up for Sunday’s Super Bowl XLVII between the 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens. The police department is ready to deal with the crowds of people who will likely...
Elvira Zayas on the day she was released from jail, with her mother Elvira Zayas. Photo by Jean Melesaine.

With Gang Charges Dropped, Elvira Zayas Case Spotlights the Controversy Over ‘Safety Zones’

Elvira Zayas, a 19-year-old Mission poet and youth advocate, has endured months of legal battles, jail time and thousands of dollars in legal fees defending herself against alleged gang-related felony assault charges, later reduced  to...
A close-up of "Capp" written on the sidewalk.

Neighborhood Watch Vents About Hookers and Trash

Frustration over chronic problems of prostitution, violence and trash-ridden streets — and the perceived lack of an effective official response — bubbled over at a meeting of the Central Mission Neighborhood Watch with District 9...