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San Francisco Police Pin One-Legged Homeless Man To The Ground

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 08.18.2015 | Crime

A viral video clip showing San Francisco cops pinning down a homeless man who had a prosthetic leg doesn't tell the full story, the police department ...

Handcuffed Hit-And-Run Suspect Dies In San Francisco Police Custody

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 07.30.2015 | Crime

 A man died in San Francisco police custody Thursday after fighting with two cops who had apprehended him fleeing from a multi-car cras...

San Francisco Reviews Thousands Of Arrests Following Officers' Racist Texts

Reuters | Posted 05.08.2015 | Crime

By Alex Dobuzinskis May 8 (Reuters) - San Francisco prosecutors reviewing thousands of arrests linked to 14 police officers who traded...

7 San Francisco Officers Suspended Over Racist Texts

AP | Posted 04.04.2015 | Black Voices

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Seven San Francisco police officers accused of sending racist and homophobic text messages have been suspended, and the police c...

Race in America - Word and Deed

Rick Ayers | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Rick Ayers

To get beyond the headlines and the squirming of the exposed ones, there are two important things to consider. First, please, let's give at least some attention to the actual operation of racial oppression, something that goes beyond words.

Supreme Court Considers Dispute Over Police Treatment Of Mentally Ill Suspects

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday seemed skeptical that the nation's disabilities law requires police to take special precautions when a...

Michael McLaughlin

San Francisco Police Officer Hits, Kicks Homeless Man Who Slept On Bus (VIDEO) | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 02.26.2015 | Crime

SAN FRANCISCO -- Video recorded on a city bus shows a San Francisco police officer kicking and hitting a homeless man after the officer apparently str...

Michael McLaughlin

Public Defender Files Complaint About Her 'Rough' Arrest | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 02.06.2015 | Crime

SAN FRANCISCO -- A deputy public defender who was arrested in a widely seen video filed a complaint against the San Francisco Police Department on Thu...

Police Launch Investigation After Video Appears To Show Cop Shoving Man In Wheelchair Into Street

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.22.2015 | Crime

The San Francisco Police Department said Wednesday that it is launching an internal investigation after videos emerged appearing to show an officer pu...

Court Revives Case Against SFO Police for Terrorizing Driver

Larry Bodine | Posted 07.29.2014 | Crime
Larry Bodine

Denise Green, a 47-year-old African-American woman with no criminal record, was driving her Lexus on Mission Street in San Francisco at 11:15 p.m. one night, when she passed a police "camera car" with an automatic license-plate reader.

San Francisco Police Officers Indicted On Federal Civil Rights, Corruption Charges

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal grand juries have indicted five San Francisco police officers, with two charged with stealing money and drugs seized as...

San Francisco Cops Pool Their Own Money To Shelter Homeless Family Of Seven

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.13.2014 | Good News

Police officers often see homeless residents in some of the most despondent conditions, but sometimes even they are so moved by those in need that the...

WATCH: Inside SFPD's Big Change

bloomberg tv | Posted 02.04.2013 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of Bloomberg TV. By Jon Erlichman Given how close San Francisco is to Silicon Valley, you'd think the city's c...

Shock: SF Police List All Arrested Asians As 'Chinese'

This article comes to us courtesy of The Bay Citizen. By Shoshana Walter The San Francisco Police Department, relying on antiquated computer tec...

'This Is Extremely Troubling'

This article comes to us courtesy of The Bay Citizen. By Shoshana Walter The San Francisco Police Department has underreported the arrest rates ...

Officer-Involved Shooting Rattles Financial District

Posted 09.17.2012 | San Francisco

UPDATE (9:55 a.m.): The suspect died at San Francisco General Hospital after undergoing surgery. His name has still not been released. An officer-i...

D'OH! Huge SFPD Error Could Overturn Thousands Of DUIs

Robin Wilkey | Posted 03.06.2012 | San Francisco

The San Francisco District Attorney recently discovered that the San Francisco Police Department was not conducting mandatory accuracy tests on Prelim...

Robin Wilkey

SHOCK VIDEO: SFPD Officer Repeatedly Punches Subdued Suspect | Robin Wilkey | Posted 02.09.2012 | San Francisco

The San Francisco Police Department is being questioned for an alleged use of excessive force after ABC7 News obtained a cell phone video of an incide...

San Francisco Supervisor Wants Tough Restrictions On City's Police Force

| Posted 04.02.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By G.W. Schulz A San Francisco politician wants tougher oversight of local police and the...

BYE BYE, OCCUPY: SF Encampment Cleared In Overnight Raid

AP/The Huffington Post | SUDHIN THANAWALA | Posted 02.06.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- More than 100 police officers gave protesters at the Occupy encampment in San Francisco five minutes to gather belongings before auth...

San Francisco Police Kill Man On Transit Platform

AP | Posted 09.03.2011 | Crime

SAN FRANCISCO — A man reportedly armed with a knife on a Bay Area Rapid Transit station platform was shot and killed by police, transit official...

Nail Salons and Human Trafficking

Phillip Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Phillip Martin

In recent years, law enforcement officials nationwide have reported increases in human trafficking. By some estimates there are around 20,000 victims brought into the United States each year.