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Police Union Official Calls Out 'Snitch' Cops, Shows Why Accountability Fails

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics

The cloud of scrutiny darkened over the San Francisco Police Department this week, following the chief's admission that a veteran officer had drawn co...

San Francisco Area Deputies Charged Over Videotaped Beating

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 05.10.2016 | Crime

Two San Francisco-area sheriff's deputies were charged with felony assault on Tuesday in connection with the beating of a suspect last year that was c...

5 Hunger Strikers Hospitalized 16 Days Into Protest Against SF Police

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 05.06.2016 | Black Voices

SAN FRANCISCO -- Five protesters were hospitalized on Friday 16 days into a hunger strike in front of a city police station. Dubbed the Frisco 5, the ...

How An Accused San Francisco Cop’s Rape Case Blew The Lid On A Racism Text Scandal

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Police Department has been hit hard in recent days by yet another scandal involving offensive text messages. But wh...

SF Police Chief Pressured To Quit After Cops Shoot Black Man

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 12.10.2015 | Black Voices

San Francisco protesters angered by the killing of a 26-year-old black man by police last week are demanding the ouster of the city's police chief and...

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 crash. A fight brok...

San Francisco Reviews Thousands Of Arrests Following Officers' Racist Texts

Reuters | Posted 05.08.2016 | Crime

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

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.

Michael McLaughlin

San Francisco Police Officer Hits, Kicks Homeless Man Who Slept On Bus (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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.