Addiction

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.

A Mother, an Officer, a Heartbreaking Death: How a Program for Addicts Stumbled on the Streets of the Tenderloin

Training police in ‘harm reduction’ approaches to drug addiction has worked in many cities. But in San Francisco, distrust between cops and social workers killed the effort—and severed a literal lifeline for Noah Tesfa.