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S.F. Police Scandal Widens - 26 More Cases Dropped

May 31, 2011
A San Francisco judge dismissed 26 more felony cases Friday involving plainclothes police officers who allegedly lied about the circumstances of drug searches and arrests or stole from suspects, bringing the number of prosecutions lost in the widening scandal to nearly 120.

New S.F. Chief Rose Through Ranks

April 28, 2011
Chief Greg Suhr arrives at the top police post with 30 years of law enforcement experience. He replaces Chief George Gascon, who left the department earlier this year after about 18 months to take the job of district attorney.

Feds To Probe SF Narco Hotel Raids

March 11, 2011
The FBI is taking over the investigation of eight San Francisco Police officers accused of conducting illegal searches of hotels with suspected drug activity, District Attorney George Gascon announced Friday.

Police Commission Allows SF Chief To Consider TASERs

February 24, 2011
A year after rejecting a similar proposal, the San Francisco Police Commission approved a proposal from the new chief to consider using TASERs or another less-lethal weapon.

San Francisco Chief Accepts DA Post

January 10, 2011
Assistant Chief Jeff Godown takes over the department in the interim, while the San Francisco Police Commission searches for a replacement chief. The new chief will likely come from within the department, because the job is only guaranteed through the end of the year when a new mayor is elected.

San Francisco OIS: Raw Footage

January 5, 2011
A citizen captured this officer-involved shooting in San Francisco involving a wheel-chair riding man who was not chair-bound, was vandalizing vehicles, and stabbed an officer. Responding officers used a less-lethal beanbag round, then deadly force when the man refused to surrender.

Wheelchair-Riding Vandal Shot After Stabbing SF Cop

January 4, 2011
Officers who responded to a report of a man vandalizing city vehicles in front of the San Francisco Behavioral Health Services building stabbed one of the officers, the man was shot with a less-lethal beanbag round, and then a handgun when he didn't surrender.

SF Cops Revive Infant In Hotel Fountain

December 9, 2010
Several San Francisco Police officers revived a 1 1/2-year-old boy who had fallen into a fountain at the Hyatt Regency hotel's lobby fountain. The child was not breathing with officers found him in the water, and used CPR to revive him.

Rowdy SF Giants Fans 'Celebrate' World Series

November 2, 2010
After their baseball team won the World Series, San Francisco Giants fans hurl bottles at San Francisco PD's riot-control officers at 22nd and Mission.

SF Officers Shoot Armed Man in Apartment

September 27, 2010
The shooting took place Sunday morning around 11 a.m., after officers and the building manager made contact with the man, following the noise complaint.

California Public Safety Broadband Network Gets $50.6M Stimulus Grant

September 12, 2010
The system will allow public safety personnel to transmit information more quickly and efficiently, during both day-to-day operations and major emergencies. As one example, new broadband applications would enable officers to transmit video images from an accident scene.

San Francisco PD Asks Civilians To Do More Police Work

July 27, 2010
The move is considered controversial by some, yet will free up officers to respond to crimes in progress or dangerous offenders, according to Chief George Gascon.

SF Police Close Drug Lab, Outsource Work

May 6, 2010
Private labs will test substances to determine if they are illicit drugs under departmental supervision. The department will continue to use its crime lab for ballistic testing and DNA analysis.

San Francisco Crime Lab Home to Feral Cats

April 5, 2010
San Francisco's police crime lab is dealing with an overabundance of free roaming cats that were originally brought into the space to curb a rat problem.

SF Police Commission Nixes TASER Use

March 4, 2010
The San Francisco Police Commission has denied a proposal from Chief George Gascon that would have given patrol officers the option of using less-lethal electronic control devices to reduce officer-involved shootings.

Bullitt Trailer

March 4, 2010
Steve McQueen's San Francisco detective in 1968's "Bullitt" investigates a Chicago mobster's murder and tells villain Robert Vaughn, "You work your side of the street, and I'll work mine."

Dirty Harry Feels Lucky

March 4, 2010
Clint Eastwood created an icon in his portrayal of San Francisco detective "Dirty" Harry Callahan, whose signature lines and Smith & Wesson .44 Magnum revolver gave him an edge against street thugs.

S.F. Police Commission Delays TASER Decision

February 25, 2010
The San Francisco Police Commission heard hours of testimony Wednesday night about the many benefits -- with a little about the drawbacks -- of Tasers. In the end, the panel decided to wait at least two weeks before deciding whether to start the process of arming officers with the stun guns.

Machete-Wielding Man Told Doctor He Would 'Take Out' Officers

January 26, 2010
SF Chief Gascon released a voice recording 65-year-old Edward Smith left for his physician before being shot by an officer outside his home. Smith had ignored verbal commands to stop advancing toward the two officers with a machete.

San Francisco Police Try to Head Off Mission District Gang War

September 22, 2009
San Francisco police redoubled enforcement efforts in the Mission District on Monday after a pair of shootings on the same street over the weekend left three men dead, including a NorteƱo gang member who had been repeatedly cited for violating the city's gang injunction.
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