San Francisco police Chief Greg Suhr said Thursday that a police officer who struck a homeless man with his baton and then administered pepper spray after rousting him from the back of a San Francisco Municipal Railway bus earlier this month was simply doing as he was trained.
The San Francisco Fire Department evacuated Boudin Bakery in response to what they thought was a possible hazardous materials situation at Fisherman’s Wharf Friday morning, but ended up being pepper spray.
Elderly Man Beaten With Own Cane A Block Away From Tenderloin Police Station In Broad Daylight; Suspects Get Away
A 78-year-old man was beaten with his own cane and pepper sprayed in San Francisco’s Tenderloin in broad daylight on Tuesday. The robbery incident happened only a block away from the police station and the suspects got away.
KCBS Cover Story: Pepper Spray Use To Be Allowed At Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall Despite Opposition
Starting next week, wards at Santa Clara County juvenile hall will be permitted to use pepper spray to break up fights among minors amid criticism from teachers, counselors and judges who have spoken out against the use of painful eye irritant on children.
The California Supreme Court has ruled this week that newspapers have a right to publish the names of all the UC Davis campus police officers involved in pepper-spraying student protesters in 2011.
A man who made the acquaintance of his victim just before robbing him in Palo Alto on Wednesday night remains at large, police said.
California prison officials said Wednesday that they will change the rules for using pepper spray on mentally ill inmates, as a federal judge considers whether current practices violate inmates’ civil rights.
The former police officer who gained national attention after video of him surfaced pepper-spraying University of California, Davis students during an Occupy rally has reached a settlement with the university on a worker’s compensation claim related to the incident.
A man was sprayed in the face and punched during a robbery in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood early Friday morning, police said.
The university hired Luanne Lawrence as associate chancellor for strategic communications earlier this year at a salary higher than any other campus communications chief in the University of California system.