The San Francisco Police Department has assigned more officers to Dolores Park to increase its “presence” after the near-fatal stabbing of a man after midnight on July 31.
“Ever since that night we’ve been trying to make sure we have a visible presence,” said officer Albie Esparza. He added that the extra officers will be there daily and there is no estimate of how long the extra patrols will remain.
Uptown Almanac first reported extra officers on dirt bikes this weekend, saying that they made visitors throw away their beers, leash their dogs, and stop selling ice cream, and cited a hot dog vendor.
SF Weekly is reporting that Gerard Rivera, one of the men accused of stabbing the man in the park, will be arraigned today on four counts, including attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, second-degree robbery and receiving and buying stolen property.