Michael Barba

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SF Police Chief Says New Patrols Should Have ‘Tremendous Impact’ on Tenderloin Drug Dealing

It’s not rocket science, according to Chief Bill Scott: A greater police presence can disrupt open-air drug markets. But skeptics say policing is having little impact.

SF Police Shooting Video Shows Former Afghan Interpreter Charged Cops with Kitchen Knife

A former Afghan interpreter who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder was likely in the midst…

Man Shot and Killed by SF Police was Former Afghan Interpreter

Ajmal Amani spent a decade working as a contract translator for Navy SEALS and other U.S. government agencies, his former attorney said.

When Cops Are Addicts: Pharmacy Robbery Sheds Rare Light on Drug Abuse Among First Responders

San Francisco police Sgt. Davin Cole made a living helping people who struggle with drug addiction. Then he allegedly robbed a pharmacy.

SF Police Fatally Shoot Suspect at SoMa Residential Hotel

The man was struck by gunfire near Fifth and Folsom streets at some time before 9 a.m. near the Covered Wagon Hotel at 917 Folsom Street, sources said.

Jackie Speier’s Departure Likely to Draw Crowded Field of Congressional Contenders

The rarely available seat is a big opportunity for ambitious politicians such as San Mateo County Supervisor David Canepa.