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DEVELOPING: Body of a woman found at Zuckerberg SF General Hospital

The body of a woman was discovered in a stairway inside the power plant of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. The discovery occurred around 1 p.m., when a hospital employee found the woman’s body. Police and the Sheriff’s department are investigating. SFGate has more.

Stabbing at Dolores Park leaves one injured, four arrested

Four men were arrested after a stabbing at Dolores Park yesterday evening that left one person injured, police said.    The male victim, who police didn’t identify, was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. SFPD Spokesperson Robert Rueca could not provide details about the ages or identities of the four suspects. Right now, their charges are also unclear.   Rueca...

Can this California police misconduct bill beat the big bucks? In spite of history, maybe

Update (11:55 a.m.): SB1421 has been passed out of committee and is now headed for a Senate floor vote. This is the farthest legislation aimed at making police misconduct records public has gone in a decades-long effort.  “We commend the Senate Appropriations Committee’s passage of SB 1421 and look forward to seeing the bill to the finish line to increase...

Listen Local: What’s up with Prop. H, SF’s Taser measure?

On Thursday, Listen Local sat down with Father Richard Smith of Faith In Action, a network of religious communities that advocate for police reform. The topic of discussion is Proposition H, a June 5 ballot measure that would arm San Francisco Police officers with Tasers. Sounds simple, right? Not exactly, says Smith. The Police Commission, the civilian oversight body that...

Pit bulls in Dolores Park bite dog and humans

Four humans and a Lhasa Apso named Bloom were injured by a couple of off-leash pit bulls at Dolores Park this past Sunday, police report. The injuries, including those of the Lhasa Apso, were non-life-threatening. As police tell it, two pit bulls — one brown and one grey — were in an off-leash dog run at the park when the...

S.F. Cop who claimed anti-Muslim racism was accused of being “CIA Agent Impersonator” by Napa Police

The Afghani-born San Francisco police officer who last month claimed to be the victim of anti-Muslim racism and harassment is the same man who, in 2013, was deemed a “CIA Agent Impersonator” by the Napa Police Department, Mission Local has confirmed. The man “met a female on a dating website,” begins the bulletin. “He used the name Danny Costello. …...
shooting scene in the mission

Shooting on 26th and Guerrero sends two to the hospital

A drive-by shooting outside of a church at 26th and Guerrero sent two victims to the hospital around midnight Sunday. The victims, two men ages 21 and 43, are in non-life-threatening condition. No arrests have been made. Police believe the suspects are two men in their 20s.  Witnesses described hearing around six to eight gunshots shortly after midnight, as well...
Protesters on Valencia

Protesters block off Valencia in front of SF Mission police station

Some 100 protesters demanding justice for the victims of police shootings blocked off Valencia Street between 17th and 18th streets tonight in front of the Mission Police Station and demanded that the District Attorney press charges against the officers involved in shootings. To date, no SFPD officers have been charged in any San Francisco police shooting. “We’re always fighting against...

Julius Turman’s departure leaves the Police Commission dark — indefinitely

Update: As of Friday, approvals for mayoral nominees Sonia Melara and Joe Marshall have been scheduled for Tuesday’s Rules Committee hearing.  Petra DeJesus described Julius Turman as refreshingly “blunt.” Thomas Mazzucco described him as “honest,” and compared his integrity to that of Robert Mueller, III. Bob Hirsch said his “bedside manner can be very rough,” but his “heart and mind are admirable.”...

The Hot Seat: Is Chief Bill Scott reforming the SFPD?

And with a position open in LA, will he stay long enough to find out? At a town hall meeting called to address a recent Mission District police shooting, Police Chief Bill Scott sat in the gym of Cesar Chavez Elementary, facing a crowd of more than 200 outraged community members. Another young man of color had been slain at...

Wave of robbery and assaults hits the Mission over the weekend

Friday, April 27 A  46-year-old-man armed with a knife stabbed a 26-year-old man at 10 a.m. near 16th and Capp streets, according to police.  The suspect was arrested at the scene. The victim was transported to a local hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries. At 9:26 p.m. in Dolores Park, four men between the ages of 20 to 25...
Multiple robberies and a stabbing kept police busy

Elderly man robbed and three others stabbed in separate assaults

Three stabbing incidents and one robbery on Monday sent victims to local hospitals for their injuries, according to the police. Police were called on Monday at 3:15 p.m. to investigate an incident at 26th and Mission streets in which two women, ages 51 and 56, were reported to be arguing in public. The argument turned physical as one woman attacked...

Lawyer John Burris, black activists, stump for Tasers — and against police union’s Taser measure

“I’d rather be hit by a Taser than a bullet,” says anti-gun advocate On Wednesday, the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, civil rights attorney John Burris, along with the organization Brothers Against Guns, announced their support for arming San Francisco police with Tasers. But only if the weapons’ use policy is subject to strict civilian oversight. “On...

SF police union endorsement of Angela Alioto is bizarre, but it also makes sense

San Francisco’s bellicose police union today officially announced it is endorsing mayoral candidate Angela Alioto. The language at today’s press conference did not match casual discussions in recent weeks with Police Officers Association officials, who essentially told us: To hell with it, we’re gonna probably endorse Angela Alioto. To hell with it, they did. Ideologically, this makes plenty of sense. Alioto,...

New SF police contract huge deal for community policing

The slogan of the day was, “No justice, no deal.” That’s what activists chanted outside the main chamber of City Hall on Wednesday in preparation for a Board of Supervisors hearing aimed at ongoing contract negotiations between the city and the San Francisco Police Officers Association, or POA. Much of the hearing revolved around the minutiae of the contract —...