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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 Norteño gang member who had been repeatedly cited for violating the city's gang injunction.

San Francisco Undercover Unit Patrols Crime-Ridden Tenderloin

September 10, 2009
Danny Manning was once robbed by a pregnant woman. A few weeks ago, a teenager pointed a sawed-off 12-gauge at his face. Recently, he was jumped, beaten and robbed by three women in front of the Golden Gate Theater - at 3 in the afternoon.

New San Francisco Chief Sworn In

August 11, 2009
About a dozen city officials gathered in Mayor Gavin Newsom's office Friday afternoon to usher in what many hope will be a new era at the San Francisco Police Department with the swearing-in of George Gascón, the first outsider to take the helm in 30 years.

Alleged Gang Member Will Be Tried For Drive-by Murders

June 30, 2009
A San Francisco judge ordered a 22-year-old alleged gang member Monday to stand trial in the slaying of a father and his two sons, citing the testimony of a surviving family member who said he got a good look at the defendant's face as he opened fire on an Excelsior district street, SFGate.com reports.

Mesa PD Picks Operations Commander As Interim Chief

June 30, 2009

The Mesa Police Department has picked Vicki Myers as its interim chief to replace George Gascon, who has taken the top job with the San Francisco Police Department, azfamily.com reports.

SF Hires Mesa Chief As Top Cop

June 17, 2009

Looking to bring new blood into the San Francisco Police Department, Mayor Gavin Newsom has reached outside the city and selected George Gascón, police chief of Mesa, Ariz., to replace outgoing Chief Heather Fong, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Woman Disputes Sister's Claim Their Father Was the Zodiac Killer

May 1, 2009
A Southern California woman's accusation this week that her long-dead stepfather was the Zodiac killer just took on a new, strange twist: Another daughter of the man is coming forward to angrily denounce the charge.

San Francisco Police Hunt Bank Robber who Protested Bailouts

April 23, 2009
San Francisco police investigators are seeking the public's help in tracking down a suspect who walked into a downtown bank, explained that he was fed up with corporate bailouts and threatened to detonate a bomb. Smiling throughout the robbery, the suspect got away with a large amount of cash.

San Francisco Police Respond to BART Protest

January 13, 2009
A raucous crowd protesting the shooting death of a BART passenger marched through downtown San Francisco tonight, overturning trash cans, tossing traffic barriers and lighting small garbage fires. San Francisco police in riot gear quickly moved in and closed off streets as the crowd broke up into smaller groups, scattering in all directions.

San Francisco Chief Announces Retirement

December 22, 2008
San Francisco Police Chief Heather Fong, who rose through the ranks to become the city's first female chief nearly five years ago, announced her retirement Saturday on a radio program hosted by Mayor Gavin Newsom.

Body Found in Elevator Shaft of Historic San Francisco Building

December 3, 2008
The elevator was not working last week and had been secured so that no one could enter it. Workers showed up Monday to repair the elevator and discovered the body.
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