Public Health & Safety

Stefani Proposes Ballot Measure to Create Independent Victims’ Rights Office, Right to Counsel for Domestic Violence Survivors

The proposal will appear on the June 2022 ballot and seeks to create a one-stop shop for crime victims.

White House Extends FEMA Reimbursement for Shelter-in-Place Hotels, But Impact on S.F.’s Program Is Unclear

FEMA will reimburse costs of shelter-in-place hotels through April 2022, though city officials haven’t decided how the extension will affect plans to wind down the program next year.

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.

City Moves to Aid Those Living Outdoors as New Rainstorm Hits

In the wake of severe rains from an “atmospheric river” last month, the city has ramped up its efforts to safeguard the homeless.

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.

Data Offer Clues on San Francisco’s Crime Paradox. Police Chief and Academics Have Some Ideas Too.

The chances of being a victim of a crime in SF increased during the pandemic even as the overall crime rate decreased, a study shows.

David Campos Takes Leave of Absence from District Attorney’s Office

Campos is one of four candidates vying to replace David Chiu in the state assembly.

Eyeing Conventions, San Francisco Installs ‘Welcome Ambassadors’ Downtown

The program is one of several efforts to bring back conventions and tourism to San Francisco’s deserted downtown core.

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.

Despite Political Push, Prospects for Safe Consumption Sites in San Francisco Remain Vague

San Francisco policymakers are coalescing around the idea of medically supervised ‘safe consumption sites,’ but how the sites would work in SF is an open question.