Southern Station


Most SF police stations falter in communicating with residents

Covering the Police is a collaboration with UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. Would you like to know what the police are up to in your neighborhood? Good luck. Whether you receive frequent communications from the San Francisco Police Department in the form of a newsletter, or nothing at all, depends entirely on where you live and who happens to...

SF officer grew up in the Mission, now works with the homeless

Covering the Police is a collaboration with UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. Irvin Huerta had thoughts of becoming a police officer when he was younger. He wanted to give back to San Francisco, the city where he was born and raised. At first, he did other jobs, but when one of his best friends, Moises Frias Jr., was shot dead...

The Tasers SF proposes buying are backed by few studies

To Rick Smith, the founder and chief executive officer of Axon, which manufactures Tasers, electricity is not something to be feared, but revered. Electricity offers life. Without it, Smith wrote in 2007, “Earth would be nothing but a barren rock in the cosmos.” And Smith has long been determined to prove this point, arguing that equipping law enforcement with the...

SF Southern police district residents bristle at Taser proposal

Covering the Police is a collaboration with Mission Local and UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism As the San Francisco Police Department pushes to bring Tasers into its arsenal, many of the residents interviewed in the city’s Southern police district, which runs from the South of Market area to the bay, remain opposed. Although the San Francisco Police Commission has...