Tag Archives: SFPD

Newest police commissioners work on accountability, tasers

The police commission has welcomed two new members since our last coverage of it in October. Here, they discuss some of the recent efforts of the commission. The seven commissioners are civilians and receive a $100 stipend in exchange for setting policy and making disciplinary decisions for the San Francisco Police Department. They hold public meetings every Wednesday night. Robert Hirsch...

Man arrested again for harassing Zuckerberg’s security guards (Chronicle)

A years-old conflict between security guards stationed outside Mark Zuckerberg’s Liberty Hill home and a transient neighborhood resident flared up again on June 10, when William Gordon Kinzer was arrested and booked for driving without a license, violating a court order and being involved in a hit-and-run incident. Kinzer has been arrested at least two times previously for violating a...

Officers de-escalate confrontation with knife-wielding man at Mission Police Station

Police officers at Mission Police station managed to de-escalate a confrontation with a man brandishing a knife early Monday morning, ending the encounter with no serious injuries. Public Information Officer Giselle Talkoff wrote in a statement that around 3:15 a.m., police received a call about a man yelling on Sycamore Street, an alley that ends at Valencia Street directly across...

[Updated] Man killed near Garfield Square, suspect arrested

Update: Lyris Wolfe, 52, has been arrested and charged in connection to the homicide. Wolfe has been identified as a teacher’s aide who worked at the San Francisco School District’s Dr. Charles R. Drew Alternative Elementary School for some 15 years and has been placed on administrative leave, according to Gentle Blythe, a spokesperson for the school district. Original story: A...

Local rapper Rappin’ 4-Tay arrested in SF Mission

Police confirmed the arrest of San Francisco rapper Anthony Forté , better known by his stage name, Rappin’ 4-Tay, following a Mission Local reader’s report that alleged Forté to be the suspect in an attempted home invasion on Wednesday morning. San Francisco Police Department spokesperson Robert Rueca said that police responded to a call at 5:18 p.m. on May 10 of “someone trying to break...

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...