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A homeless man sleeps in the doorway of a closed store in San Francisco, California.(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

What To Do If You’re Concerned About A Homeless Person Sleeping In Your Doorway

While the city attempts to create long-term homelessness solutions with job, housing and mental health resources, residents concerned about a homeless person or quality of life in their community can take several immediate and compassionate steps.

03/18/2015

San Francisco police officers shot at a suspect near Van Ness Avenue. (CBS)

San Francisco Police Officers Fatally Shoot Woman Suspected Of Going On Driving Rampage

Police in San Francisco fatally shot a woman suspected of driving away from an attempted traffic stop and drove erratically in Lower Pacific Heights Tuesday night.

03/17/2015

The San Francisco Police Department logo (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Text Message Probe Of SFPD Officers Widens; Public Defender Estimates 1,000 Cases To Be Reviewed

San Francisco’s Police Department is widening its probe into offensive text messages by its officers that included racist and homophobic slurs.

03/17/2015

A San Francisco Police patrol car (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF Mayor Lee Calls For Officers To Be Fired Over Racist, Homophobic Texts

The mayor of San Francisco said Tuesday that four police officers under investigation in the sending of racist and homophobic texts will be fired if the probe determines they sent the messages.

03/17/2015

Officer Geoffrey Graves (San Jose Police Dept.)

San Jose Police Officer Changes Plea Back To Not Guilty On Rape, Felony Assault Charges

A San Jose police officer charged with rape and felony assault changed his plea back to not guilty on Monday in Santa Clara County Superior Court as his attorney asked a judge to drop enhancement charges and permit his release on bail.

03/16/2015

Chyemil Pierce (Family photo/Oakland Police Dept.)

3 More Arrests In Daytime Shooting Death Of Oakland Mother Killed Protecting Her Children

Oakland police say they’ve made three more arrests in the fatal shooting of a 30-year-old mother who died protecting her young children in a crossfire last week.

03/16/2015

A Vallejo police cruiser. (CBS)

1 Dead, 1 Hurt In Vallejo Shooting

A shooting in Vallejo early Monday morning killed one and left another in critical condition, police said.

03/16/2015

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo. (CBS)

San Jose Police Union Spokesman Says Mayor, City Closer To Deal On Pension Reform

A spokesman for San Jose’s police union said Friday that labor and city officials may be closing in on a deal to roll back pension reform Measure B in exchange for cost savings and a resolution to a bitter, years-long legal and political conflict.

03/13/2015

Hip-Hop Crowd Handcuffed

SFPD Defends Detaining Crowd Of Bystanders At Rap Music Video In Hunters Point

A group of people filming a rap music video in San Francisco’s Hunters Point neighborhood were detained by police and two men were arrested on Sunday. The incident has raised questions about overzealous police tactics.

03/13/2015

Police at a San Jose crime scene.  (CBS)

Five Teens, The Youngest 14, Charged With Murder in San Jose Drive-By

Five teens, ranging in age from 14 to 17, face murder charges in the drive-by death of a 20 year old man in San Jose earlier this month. Police say the crime was gang related.

03/13/2015

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