Chief Greg Suhr said two out of every three robberies that occur in San Francisco involve a cellphone. For the first time he can remember, Suhr said his department is arresting more people for robbery than narcotics.
San Francisco’s police chief confirmed in an interview Friday that one of the two teenage girls killed in the crash of a passenger jet at SFO was run over by an fire truck while she was hidden by foam sprayed by firefighters to extinguish the flaming wreckage.
After hearing about condemned inmate Richard Ramirez’s death Friday morning, San Francisco police Chief Greg Suhr said he felt happy he was gone, reflecting on how the mass murderer had terrorized communities in the Bay Area and Southern California in the 1980s.
More than 1,500 San Francisco Tenderloin District residents have signed a petition asking for a larger police presence in the crime-ridden neighborhood and challenging the chief of police to take a tour of the area.
Following the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon last month, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors held a hearing this week to review security plans for the large-scale events planned over the next several months in the city.
The SFPD begins a new enforcement tactic this week on those that are chronically drunk in public, modeled after a successful San Diego program that has been in place for 10 years.
In the wake of the Boston bombings, San Francisco’s police chief wants more security cameras along a major thoroughfare that hosts parades and other big events.
The manhunt for one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects has a city of over a million people on a citywide lockdown and is prompting discussion on San Francisco authorities would handle a similar situation.
San Francisco’s police chief announced at the Mission police station Monday morning that that station along with the city’s nine other precincts have been designated as safe havens for members of the LGBT community to report crimes.
Police Department Chief Greg Suhr told KCBS the idea is to get chronic drunks and drug abusers off the streets and into treatment programs using a carrot-stick approach.