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San Francisco 911 Dispatchers Protest Low Staffing Levels

April 3, 2014 | 9:26 am

San Francisco 911 Dispatchers Protest Low Staffing Levels

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Demonstrators say too many calls are put on hold, increasing stress and endangering public safety.

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Fatal Police Shooting Raises Questions, SF Neighborhood Seeks Answers

March 31, 2014 | 10:01 am

Fatal Police Shooting Raises Questions, SF Neighborhood Seeks Answers

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Police shot Alejandro Nieto after he reportedly pointed a Taser stun gun at them in Bernal Heights Park.

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SFPD Faces Angry Questions Over Fatal Police Shooting in Bernal Heights Park

March 26, 2014 | 2:48 pm

SFPD Faces Angry Questions Over Fatal Police Shooting in Bernal Heights Park

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The man killed, 28-year-old Alejando Nieto, had a Taser for his job as a nightclub security guard.

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Policing in the Age of YouTube: S.F. Police to Join Ranks of Camera-Toting Cops

November 22, 2013 | 11:10 am

Policing in the Age of YouTube: S.F. Police to Join Ranks of Camera-Toting Cops

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On ‘KQED Newsroom’: Department deals with an ugly incident and prepares to equip officers with cameras.

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San Francisco Police, Bicyclists Clash Over Fatal Collisions

August 27, 2013 | 12:30 pm

San Francisco Police, Bicyclists Clash Over Fatal Collisions

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Bicycle advocates are accusing the San Francisco Police Department of shoddy evidence-gathering in the case of a bicyclist who was killed by a big-rig driver on a SoMa street earlier this month. They say it might be part of a troubling pattern of police bias against bike riders. On Aug. 14, Amelie Le Moullac, 24, […]

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Off-Duty SF Police Officer Alleges He Was Beaten by Three Fellow Officers

May 31, 2013 | 4:36 pm

Off-Duty SF Police Officer Alleges He Was Beaten by Three Fellow Officers

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The San Francisco Police Department says it’s investigating a Thursday night incident in which one of its off-duty officers was allegedly roughed up during an arrest by three other officers in the Bayview District. The Rev. Amos Brown, president of the San Francisco chapter of the NAACP, said the three arresting officers were white–a detail […]

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January 15, 2013 | 6:47 pm

SF Mayor Lee Says Police Substation on 6th Street to Open Next Month

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SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) A long-planned police substation along San Francisco’s blighted Sixth Street will open some time next month, Mayor Ed Lee said today. Supervisor Jane Kim asked Lee about the substation during his monthly voter-mandated question-and-answer session with the city’s Board of Supervisors. The site, located in Kim’s district at 72 Sixth St. between […]

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SFPD Recorded Nearly All Asian Arrestees as ‘Chinese’

September 26, 2012 | 9:23 am

SFPD Recorded Nearly All Asian Arrestees as ‘Chinese’

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By Shoshana Walter, The Bay Citizen The San Francisco Police Department, relying on antiquated computer technology, routinely recorded nearly all Asians who were arrested in the city as “Chinese” until this month, department officials said. Arrest data that included the “Chinese” numbers was released to the public and sent to law enforcement agencies for at […]

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Supervisors to Vote on Limiting Relationship Between SFPD and FBI

March 2, 2012 | 12:13 pm

Supervisors to Vote on Limiting Relationship Between SFPD and FBI

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The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will soon vote on an ordinance that restricts the police department’s relationship with the FBI. On Thursday, the Public Safety Committee approved the Safe San Francisco Civil Rights ordinance. Introduced by Supervisor Jane Kim, it urges – but does not require – the police to amend or terminate their […]

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WSJ: Dept. of Justice to Investigate SFPD

January 23, 2012 | 1:43 pm

WSJ: Dept. of Justice to Investigate SFPD

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In an article published today, Wall Street Journal reports the United States Justice Department is opening a probe into the San Francisco Police Department to investigate allegations of officer misconduct. Last year Public Defender Jeff Adachi alleged a group of undercover officers falsified police reports, entered homes without proper warrants and did not properly identify […]

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