Sup. Rafael Mandelman and Mayor London Breed are calling for reform of the city’s ankle monitoring program after data revealed extensive violations.
The program will pay out rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction of fencing ring operators who resell stolen goods.
SFPD is making it easier to report retail theft, which is believed to be widely under-reported. As a result, crime rates will likely go up in the short term.
The program provides neighborhood businesses with grants of up to $2,000.
If the second signature-gathering effort succeeds, San Francisco voters could decide whether to recall District Attorney Chesa Boudin as soon as February 2022.
Burglaries during COVID varied dramatically by location, suggesting that different neighborhoods are having vastly different experiences with crime.
Jon Jacobo, a well-known San Francisco political figure with leadership roles at several local organizations, announced his resignation from a city commission in the wake of allegations by a local activist that he assaulted and raped her.
Meanwhile, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill authorizing state law enforcement to assist in dismantling organized retail crime in hotspots across California.
A report found that 55% of criminal defendants in San Francisco were rearrested before their case was resolved, drawing scrutiny of a nonprofit that runs diversion programs.
A combination of theft, rigid policies and slow police response times ha made working conditions dangerous for some retail workers, according to a former security guard at a San Francisco Target store.