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Tagged with: Use of Force

Campaign Notebook: Mahmood’s ethics (and PR) problem, huge billionaire money …

... and a new organization tracking the plutocrats. Our weekly roundup of news about the March election.

Here come the billionaires: Election 2024

Big money goes into measures attacking poor people and eroding police oversight. It's really about Breed's re-election and the oligarchs controlling the city.

Cops use force on Black people 21 times as often as on white people

Police Commission to discuss the issue. Plus: Corporate rentals and the mayor's power over Muni fares. That's The Agenda for Oct. 29-Nov. 5

Breed’s police measure is a sweeping move to undermine civilian oversight and reform

It's cynical politics that could have serious implications for how the city manages a police department with a troubled history.

Banko Brown was unarmed when he was shot by a private security guard at Walgreens

New revelations cast serious doubt on the version of events that the DA's Office presented; Peskin demands transparency.

Does SFPD policy really allow a beating like Decari Spiers received?

A jury found Officer Stangel not guilty and a training officer said he did nothing wrong. That's not how I read the department's official policy.

Mayor and police chief want more cops on the streets …

... but SFPD has lots of money and is still far behind on the reforms it needs.

DA closes Amilcar Lopez case, but the community trauma still remains

San Francisco needs to make big changes in policing so this young immigrant didn't die in vain.

SF supes want an end to tear gas and rubber bullets at peaceful demos

Plus: What are we going to do about all of those parklets as the city opens up again? That's The Agenda for May 24-31

Exposing the toxic crisis at Treasure Island

Plus: Will the Police Commission finally pass reforms -- and will it matter? That's The Agenda for Feb. 8-14