Thirty-one alleged members or associates of the Nuestra Familia gang sat in chains and handcuffs at the Hall of Justice in a courtroom crowded with their friends, relatives and attorneys for both sides.
Concerned residents of San Francisco’s Hayes Valley neighborhood will meet with police about an increase in drug and gun violence in the area mostly known for trendy restaurants and boutiques.
The city of San Francisco has broken ground on the $8 million overhaul of Boeddeker Park in the Tenderloin, which has been a haven for drug dealers, users and criminals.
Thirty-four suspects are behind bars in connection with a major law enforcement operation that involved the FBI as well as local police, targeting narcotics dealers in the Bay Area. Six suspects remain at large.
San Francisco police officers may soon videotape arrests to guard against claims of misconduct.