Stories about SFPD

Big reforms could be headed for fall ballot

Measures to tax big real-estate companies, cut the number of sworn cops, put DPW under a commission and create a public advocate will be heard at Rules Committee Thursday.

Would Walton’s CAREN bill have saved Alex Nieto’s life?

Supervisor wants to stop racial-profiling 911 calls -- which have led to a lot of deaths of people of color.

COVID is devastating the US economy—while the very rich get very richer

Why is this radical economic inequality not at the top of everyone's political agenda—from Joe Biden to Gavin Newsom and London Breed?

Homeless sweeps come back to the Tenderloin

Lawsuit settlement lets police remove people and confiscate tents -- when there is still nowhere for most people to go.

Defunding the police: There’s big money there

Even a modest cut in the SFPD budget would free up more than $100 million for other community programs.

Major police reforms on the agenda for SF supes

Ban on tear gas, shifting funds -- and possibly disarming some officers.

Stop calling the police on us

Think before you pick up the phone to bring the cops down on people of color and unhoused people. Too often, it ends in death.

Big money from the cops is becoming politically toxic

A way to remove obstacles to reform -- plus a move in SF to start to "defund" the SFPD.

Sharply divided board allows curfew to continue — for now

6-5 vote keeps crackdown in place until Thursday; ACLU denounces 'moving toward a police state.'

Which side of the ‘house divided’ are you on?

San Franciscans have seen years of police shootings, brutality -- and no accountability. So yes, people are angry.