Tag Archives: Mission Police Station

New Mission District police captain gets an earful

In his first official community meeting as head of Mission Police Station,  Captain William Griffin did most of the listening, reassuring neighbors that police are working alongside the city to address ongoing concerns about a swell of homeless encampments and prostitution in the district. “I can’t tell you that in the two to three years that I’m here I can...

New Mission police captain shares vision of “customer-service” oriented policing

Assigned from the Airport Bureau to one of San Francisco’s busiest police districts, new Mission Station Police Captain William Griffin said he anticipates a change of pace and comes equipped with a “customer service” centered lens that he hopes will shape the station to better and more efficiently serve the local community.   “I think it’s always good to bring...

Mission police arrest two men linked to fatal 19th Street shooting

Two men have been arrested in connection with the fatal March 17 shooting of 44-year-old Jorge Martinez at 19th and Mission streets. Minutes after 7 p.m. on March 21, San Francisco police officers from Mission Station located and arrested 22-year-old San Francisco residents Jose Mejia-Carrillo and 23-year-old Alexis Cruz-Zepeda near 19th and Church streets.  Both men face murder and conspiracy charges and...

Mission Police Station Captain Promoted To Commander

The San Francisco Police Department announced yesterday the promotion of six command staff members to new leadership positions – among them is Mission Station’s captain, Daniel Perea. Perea will be assuming the rank of commander, although it is unclear when his promotion will take effect. A spokesperson for the department said on Friday that the department is actively trying to fill...

Bernal Dwellings Residents Rocked By Gun Violence Demand More Police Intervention

Terrorized by a string of shootings that claimed the life of one man and left two more injured in January, Bernal Dwellings residents implored local police at a public safety meeting on Thursday to ramp up prevention efforts and improve relations with the affordable housing community. “It seems like every time you turn around [the police] leave, and people are...

Mission Residents Want No Homeless Tents or Soup Kitchen, Ask More from City

A group of residents from the northeastern Mission grilled city leaders on Tuesday about their plans for addressing crime and homelessness in the area, which many said were linked and on the rise. In the wake of a double homicide on Sunday night just blocks away from where the meeting was held, some residents expressed fear that campers are bringing a criminal element...

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...

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...

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,...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...