Stories about SFPD

SF cops arresting lawyers is, sadly, nothing new

30 years ago, the ACLU sued and won a consent decree to prevent exactly what happened to a public defender in January   By Tim Redmond FEBRUARY...

Tom’s Town: How the Berkeley police and CHP screwed up their response to protests

By Tom Temprano DECEMBER 12, 2014 – It’s incredible what a difference a week makes as the movement against racial injustice and police violence in...

Tom’s Town: Why were top SF officials so quiet on the police brutality issue?

By Tom Temprano DECEMBER 5, 2014 -- It has been difficult, if not impossible, to focus on anything in the news besides the utterly demoralizing...

Breaking: Nieto had a least 14 gunshot wounds, autopsy report shows

By Tim Redmond Alex Nieto had at least 14 gunshot wounds and possibly as many as 15, including two shots to the head and several...

Nieto family lawsuit contradicts SFPD version of shooting

By Tim Redmond AUGUST 22, 2014 -- The family of Alex Nieto filed suit in federal court today, alleging that the version of the story...

Protesters in jail after Kink.com “prison party”

By Erin McElroy JUNE 30, 2014 -- Seven queer activists were arrested on Saturday night, June 28th, following a protest against a San Francisco Pride...

The passing of the Mayor of Capp Street

By Stephany Ashley The intersection of 17th and Capp Streets is many things to many people. To many homeless folks, it’s a site of respite,...

Police take heat over Bernal shooting

A huge crowd challenged the police version of the death of Alejandro Nieto By Laura Waxmann MARCH 27, 2014 -- Grief and anger were mirrored in...

City Beat: Police – and political — guilt and innocence

By Tim Redmond Oh, what fun to see the Police Officers Association sending out a solicitation that ends with the phrase: "Innocent until proven guilty." I'm...

The battle of 16th and Mission: Inside the campaign to “clean up” the plaza and build luxury housing

  By Julia Carrie Wong MARCH 18, 2014 -- Laura Guzman, the director of  homeless services for Mission Neighborhood Health Center, had the question that was...