Tag Archives: SFPD

Overview: Police Shootings in SF’s Mission District

(The following list reflects fatal shootings by SFPD officers in the Mission District in the last five years. First published April 7, 2017. Last update,  April 12, 2017.) Luis Gongora Pat, 45, homeless. Date and Time: April 7, 2016, 10 a.m. Time Elapsed Between Officers on the Scene and Shooting: Less than 30 seconds.    Place: Homeless encampment on Shotwell Street...

District Attorney will not charge officers who killed Amilcar Perez Lopez

The two San Francisco police officers who shot and killed Amilcar Perez Lopez in February 2014 will not be charged with any crimes. On Wednesday, District Attorney George Gascón’s announced his decision, which comes more than two years after two plainclothes police officers, Eric Reboli and Craig Tiffe, shot and killed the 21-year-old Guatemalan immigrant. In a report detailing the investigation, Gascón...

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...

Police Put Brakes on Party, Arrest One in Gambling Den Raid

Police arrested one person and detained two more during a February 22 raid on an illegal gambling den that had been operating for months out of an empty storefront at 133 Lilac St. The person taken into custody had an outstanding warrant in another county that was unrelated to the den, said San Francisco Police Department Spokesperson Robert Rueca. The...

Coffee with a Cop Falls Short in the Mission

Only two people arrived at BorderLands Cafe Wednesday night in the Mission to mingle with police at Coffee with a Cop, a program intended to foster conversations between officers and residents in their district. The meeting, which began at 6:30 p.m., was a surprise to many of the cafe’s customers. Patrons – who came only for a coffee or tea...

After Division St. Clearing of Tents, Many Return to Erie St.

In a case of musical tents, evicted inhabitants of a 20-person encampment on Erie Street settled a street over, on Division Street last month, but on Tuesday – two weeks later – police targeted that camp on Division Street for an early morning clean-up. Now, many of the campers have returned to Erie Street. “They don’t want no one in...

A New Captain Arrives as Street Prostitution Returns

In his first public meeting as the head of Mission Station, Acting Police Captain Robert Yick discovered at Tuesday’s community meeting that prostitution is back on Capp and Shotwell streets and so were the residents who last fall managed to get a brief reprieve from the traffic, shootings and noise happening outside their windows. “Whatever he did, it worked,” said...

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...

Tent Residents Booted Without Notice Or Shelter, in Violation of City Ordinance

Despite a city ordinance that gives homeless campers 24 hours to move and mandates that they be connected with a shelter alternative, police maintain the right to move encampments at their own discretion. Two long-term homeless encampments that existed just a street apart from each other have been cleared since Sunday, one by police in a virtual sweep and the...

Police Arrest Suspect in Valencia Stabbing Homicide

UPDATE: The suspect originally named in this story was released after an alibi was corroborated by SFPD. Police report they have arrested a suspect in connection with at stabbing at Valencia and Duboce streets on Dec. 29th that left 38-year-old Mathew Fiame dead. After homicide investigators identified the man as a suspect San Francisco Police officers from Northern Station found him on...

Mission Activists Want Action from New Police Chief

Activists who have been pushing for police reform from the Mission District said Tuesday they are waiting for the newly appointed police chief William Scott to prove himself. Scott, a 25-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, spearheaded reform efforts in the LAPD, according to the Chronicle.  That, however, was not enough to win over local activists just yet...

Serial Trash Can Arson Suspect Arrested in SF Mission

Mission Station police officers have arrested a 41-year-old man, Michael Boyle, in connection with a string of trash can fires and other arson incidents in the Mission and SoMa, according to an SFPD statement. The 11 fires, which occurred between late October and mid-November, were mostly set in sidewalk trash cans, though in one case, a fire was set inside the lobby...

High Rent, Not Noise Complaints, May Close SF Mission Party House

An after-hours dance party in a Mission District hacker house that has kept neighbors up all night may be on its way out — not because neighbors have complained for months, but because the rent is too high. The party pops up on Saturday nights inside a space above a grocery at 19th and Mission streets, according to a neighbor....

City Worker Slain in Shooting at 25th and Vermont

A 27-year-old worker with the Department of Public Works was shot and killed Wednesday morning in the Mission District while working on a graffiti crew, according to city officials. Jermaine Jackson Jr. was shot near 8 a.m. at the corner of 25th and Vermont streets, police said, and taken to San Francisco General Hospital two blocks away. He died at the hospital. “The...

Man Who Disarmed Drunk Relative Acquitted of Gun Charges

The San Francisco Public Defender’s office announced today that a man who had been charged with carrying a loaded firearm was acquitted of felony charges. The man, 25-year-old Alberto Chan, had actually been trying to disarm an inebriated relative who had pulled a rifle out of his backpack unexpectedly. Chan would have faced up to three years in prison if...