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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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SFPD Says Kenneth Harding’s Gun Found

July 28, 2011 | 12:34 pm

SFPD Says Kenneth Harding’s Gun Found

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SAN FRANCISCO (Bay City News) San Francisco police say they have recovered the gun used by Kenneth Harding, the 19-year-old man who died in a shooting that involved police in the Bayview District on July 16. (SFPD press release here.) The .380-caliber semi-automatic pistol was recovered after a Bayview resident led police to the gun […]

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Bayview Shooting: Explaining the Discrepancy Between SFPD Guns and Bullet Found in Kenneth Harding

July 25, 2011 | 10:52 am

Bayview Shooting: Explaining the Discrepancy Between SFPD Guns and Bullet Found in Kenneth Harding

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UPDATE, 1:13 PM: Another possibility in this matter is that sometimes officers carry backup weapons on the job, with the approval of their departments. This would be, perhaps, a firearm purchased personally that can be carried on one’s person while on-duty. I asked SFPD about this, and Sgt. Michael Andraychak just informed me that this […]

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What Do Police Do After a Suspect is Wounded?

July 19, 2011 | 3:34 pm

What Do Police Do After a Suspect is Wounded?

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Many web sites and media are pointing to a video of the aftermath of Kenneth Harding’s shooting death by police in Bayview this past weekend. That video focuses mostly on the angry crowd reaction to the shooting, and has been cited by police as briefly showing a gun on the ground that police Harding had […]

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Audio/Chart: Bayview-Hunters Point Gunshots According to SFPD Recording System

July 19, 2011 | 10:15 am

Audio/Chart: Bayview-Hunters Point Gunshots According to SFPD Recording System

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Yesterday police presented to the media evidence they say demonstrates that Kenneth Harding, the 19-year-old shot and killed by officers in Bayview-Hunters Point Saturday, fired first. Here is audio of the shots fired in the incident that police say was captured by ShotSpotter, a network of sound sensors in high-crime areas around the city that […]

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Morning Splash: Bayview Shooting; Judge Feinstein: “Civil Justice System in SF Collapsing”

July 19, 2011 | 7:39 am

Morning Splash: Bayview Shooting; Judge Feinstein: “Civil Justice System in SF Collapsing”

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Anger in Bayview over fatal shooting by cops (SF Chronicle) At least 10 shots were fired when San Francisco police shot and killed a Washington state parolee sought for questioning in the slaying of a Seattle woman, police said Monday. Police officials said at a news conference that ShotSpotter, a gunshot detection and location system, […]

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SFPD Says Man Killed by Police in Bayview-Hunters Point Shot First; Video of Shooting Aftermath

July 18, 2011 | 5:00 pm

SFPD Says Man Killed by Police in Bayview-Hunters Point Shot First; Video of Shooting Aftermath

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Update: 5:00 pm KQED’s Mina Kim attended a press conference this afternoon by SFPD command staff, who said the department had evidence the suspect had shot at police before being fired upon. Here’s a summary of what police said: Who is Kenneth Harding? Police say the suspect’s full name is Kenneth Wade Harding Jr. He […]

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June 29, 2011 | 10:12 am

Man Wounded in Shootout With SFPD

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(Bay City News) A wanted parolee considered armed and dangerous was shot and wounded by police this morning on a busy San Francisco thoroughfare during the morning commute. Investigators had been searching for the 36-year-old man, who was wanted on a $75,000 warrant and is believed to have fired an assault weapon last week, police […]

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June 9, 2011 | 2:58 pm

Traffic & Transit Advisory for Firefighter Funeral Procession This Friday

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The San Francisco Police Department has announced the roads and public transit routes that will be impacted by Friday’s funeral procession for the two firefighters who died battling a house fire in the Diamond Heights neighborhood.

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Adachi Releases New Video, Cites Possible Police Theft

May 27, 2011 | 3:03 pm

Adachi Releases New Video, Cites Possible Police Theft

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Update May 28: Reports on this story from The Informant and the Chronicle, filling in some of the details. Update 3 p.m., May 27 The new Adachi video is now up on the Public Defender’s YouTube site. Here’s the description of it from the PD’s office: San Francisco Police report says “Inastrilla raised his right […]

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