Stories about Police Commission

Breed orders repeated homeless sweeps, text messages show

Mayor London Breed routinely texts Police Chief Bill Scott and orders him to clear out homeless encampments, particularly in areas she frequents, public records recently released show. I have no...

The Agenda: Saving local journalism ….

All local news media is critical during this crisis, and most local news media outlets are struggling. But the nonprofits, the outlets that are set up to provide community-supported...

The Agenda: Why isn’t the Police Commission meeting?

Two members of the SF Police Commission are asking Mayor London Breed to allow the panel to start meeting again – and it’s past due. The mayor’s Shelter-in-Place order bars...

SF measure would allow all residents to serve on commissions

On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to put on the fall ballot a City Charter amendment that would allow all San Francisco residents to serve on boards...

Police Commission votes against using cops to address homelessness

SAN FRANCISCO — Police commissioners unanimously voted to pass a resolution Wednesday to address homelessness through healthcare professionals and social workers rather than police. The resolution calls on the mayor and...

DA candidate calls for reshaping criminal justice system

San Francisco District Attorney candidate and Deputy Public Defender Chesa Boudin stood alongside criminal justice reform advocates today to announce a racial bias policy that he said would fundamentally...

After 50 years, SF poised to move on public power

The Chron kicked off the annual media week of stories on homelessness Sunday with a long, detailed, Q&A – readers submitted questions, and Editor Audrey Cooper and Reporter Kevin...

Deputy Sheriffs Association resorts to bizarre Red Scare tactics in DA race

The role of law enforcement in the district attorney’s race has become a political issue as the SF Police Officers Association endorsed, then unendorsed, Leif Dautch – and the...

The political intrigue over the Adachi leak continues

The political intrigue around the San Francisco Police Department, its union, and the leak of the Jeff Adachi files continues, and gets more convoluted by the day. The latest is...

Protesting Uber’s IPO — and police secrecy

The finance experts expect Uber to hit Wall Street on Friday/10, possibly with the biggest IPO since Facebook – but not until after both its own drivers and the...