Saturday, October 31, 2020

Tag: Public Defender

Kim packs housing forum as former LA mayor hints at gov run

The Mission High School auditorium is a big venue, room for more than 1,000 people, and it was packed last night for an event featuring Sup. Jane Kim, former...

Violent arrest by BART Police puts focus on racial profiling

On Friday, BART police arrested Michael Smith, 22, along with his pregnant partner Andrea Appleton, 23, after receiving a 911 call reporting a man with a gun at Embarcadero BART station. We...
San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi

A heated battle over tasers in San Francisco

The annual San Francisco Public Defender's Justice Summit Wednesday focused on the police department's use of force policy -- and the potential introduction of Tasers to the San Francisco...

The Agenda, May 23-29: Amateur hour in the Mayor’s Office …

By mid-afternoon, a little after 3pm Friday, reporters were starting to gather out in front of the Mayor’s office. We’d gotten the word, thanks to a tweet from veteran...

Chief Suhr is out — now what?

  https://youtu.be/fCkaFqZGOfQ After months of protests, this evening Mayor Ed Lee announced he had asked for and received the resignation of San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr. The resignation comes after...

Another Officer-Involved Shooting In the Bayview

Update: An earlier version of this article stated that the victim was 27 years old. It has since been changed after update from the Medical Examiner's office.    pic.twitter.com/KeZZttuB24 — Sana Saleem (@sanasaleem)...
Protestors and police face off

SFPD’s Rap Sheet: More than 25 scandals since 2015

Most of the anger directed at the San Francisco police department, and the calls to fire Chief Greg Suhr, involves the four recent shootings of young men of color...

Mayor Lee faces questions on police violence — and has no real answers

Mayor Ed Lee was forced to answer a series of questions about his embattled police chief and department today, and he took the opportunity to obfuscate, duck, and refuse...

Day V of hunger strike: Police threaten to arrest hunger strikers, close down toilets and power sockets

This post is part of our special coverage on the #hungerforjusticesf. Five San Francisco residents are on hunger strike outside Mission Police Station, demanding that Mayor Ed Lee fire...

Jail plan moves forward, after protests ….

... But are there really six votes next week for this expensive plan? By Tim Redmond DECEMBER 2, 2015 – Protesters shut down a meeting of the Board of Supes Budget...