Five San Francisco police officers and one former officer have been indicted on charges of civil rights violations related to alleged illegal searches and theft of property seized from people arrested, federal prosecutors announced Thursday.
Questions remain on what can be done by city leaders, transit officials and the police department to decrease the number of fatalities on San Francisco streets.
A Lyft driver hit an elderly woman Friday afternoon in a crosswalk in San Francisco’s Nob Hill neighborhood, police said.
San Francisco city leaders and police officials pledged during a joint hearing at City Hall Thursday night to strengthen enforcement of traffic violations and work to prevent fatal collisions as more and more cars, bicycles and pedestrians make their way around the city.
Since New Year’s Eve, three pedestrians have been fatally struck by vehicles on San Francisco streets. The rise in deaths has prompted the mayor and police chief to take action to make streets safer.
After winning hearts in San Francisco and beyond last month, “Batkid” is returning to the city this weekend for a Make-A-Wish fundraiser with the Police Department.
San Francisco police Chief Greg Suhr said Monday, “It was really unbelievable. The best part about it is, although the little guy had to get sick to get better … there was no catastrophe, nobody had to die for all these people to show up to spectacularly support his victory.”
More San Francisco police officers have been assigned to Muni buses and trains, in an effort to stop the increasing number of robberies and thefts of riders’ electronic devices.
A recent victim of a vehicle burglary in San Francisco was none other than the man in charge of solving that and all the city’s other crimes — police Chief Greg Suhr.
San Francisco Supervisors will soon be voting on some new controls on the use and ownership of firearms and ammunition. The legislation was approved by a supervisors’ committee this week.