Crime

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 Delays Cannabis Tax as Dispensaries Fight Burglary Spree

Dozens of dispensaries across the Bay Area were affected by the organized robberies that swept through the region in recent weeks.

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…

SF District Attorney Chesa Boudin Announces Felony Charges in Retail Crime Spree

Thefts at Union Square and other locations give ammunition to the DA’s critics.

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.

Merchants Remain Uneasy, But Shoppers Unfazed Following Union Square Thefts

Some Union Square merchants questioned the efficacy of the city’s approach to deterring crime over the holidays, which includes restricting cars and an amped-up police presence.

Tenderloin Trauma: Residents Demand Emergency Action from City Hall as Safety Fears Spike

Recent shootings and attacks in the Tenderloin have made life traumatic for families and residents, said a neighborhood group demanding action from City Hall.

SFPD Officer Arrested On Suspicion of Rite-Aid Robbery

Sgt. Davin Cole, a 27-year veteran of SFPD, was booked in San Mateo county jail on Wednesday evening.

District Attorney Boudin Charges SF Police Officer in 2017 Shooting, Second Such Case in City History

Officer Kenneth Cha faces manslaughter charge for shooting of a mentally ill man at his home on Capitol Ave.

Data from S.F. Sheriff Shows Widespread Flaws in Electronic Monitoring

Sup. Rafael Mandelman and Mayor London Breed are calling for reform of the city’s ankle monitoring program after data revealed extensive violations.