Stories about Chief of Police

Slowing coronavirus spread in the jails

Among the most vulnerable communities in this pandemic is a group that is forcibly held in close quarters, with many members facing existing health problems and limited access to...

Swept to death

“We know Caltrans has two trucks, one for the stuff they think they can sell, one for the stuff they throw away,” said Rosa C while trying to stuff...

Talking Yimby, acting Nimby in District 5

A story is unfolding in the District Five supervisor race, ignored by the news media, that illustrates the contradiction between narrative and fact that underlies so much of current...

The Agenda: A new board prez, $275K for a police shooting …

Mayor-elect London Breed has officially informed the clerk of the board that she is stepping down as board president and to schedule a vote Tuesday/26 for a new president....

Campaign trail: Leno, Kim issue joint endorsement ad …

For the first time in history, two major San Francisco mayoral candidates are running a serious, all-out ranked-choice voting strategy—and the outcome of the election will test whether that...

Special Report: Ed Lee’s police legacy

Editor’s note: As the candidates for mayor discuss law enforcement, police accountability, and the future of the SFPD, it’s worth looking back at how the last mayor handled those...

Cops, cars, guns and death

On July 1, 2015, a firearm stolen four days earlier from a Bureau of Land Management agent's car was discharged, tragically striking and killing Kathryn Steinle. David Campos, then...

New SFPD Chief has a lot on his plate

Chief William Scott was sworn in as San Francisco's police chief today at City Hall. Scott, 52, previously worked as Deputy Chief for the Los Angeles Police Department. He...

POA tries to hijack selection of new police chief

The deadline for applications for the job of San Francisco police chief closed Wednesday, and because the process is not exactly open, it’s hard to know how many of...

SFPD manages not to kill armed suspect

The very good news is that the man who created a four-hour standoff with police in the Tenderloin this afternoon is not dead. That, even the chief of police appears...