A man died last night after police shot him when he refused to drop his weapon as he walked toward officers. The suspect reportedly called police at about 9:40 p.m., claiming he had just stabbed his brother-in-law during a family dispute. Police could hear the victim in the background pleading for ... More >>
Charles Tran (at podium) alleges excessive force by SFPD at today's press conferenceUpdate 5:00 p.m.: SFPD department spokesman Sgt. Michael Andraychak says Chief Suhr will forward the theft allegations onto the FBI, which is investigating the previous criminal misconduct allegations brought forw ... More >>
More videos like this one are coming soon to Adachi's YouTube channel.Ready for more Police, Lies, and Videotape? Public Defender and mayoral candidate Jeff Adachi is vowing to release more video tomorrow showing new examples of warrantless searches, perjured police reports, and theft by San Fran ... More >>
A look inside You may have thought you knew the basics about the Mara Salvatrucha, the lethal street gang of mostly Central American immigrants highlighted in this week's cover story. You jump in, kill rivals, sordid things like that. But during the first week of the trial of seven members of the ... More >>
Call for Backup Last year, SF Weekly told readers about Arash Ghanadan, a local party promoter who sued undercover Officer Larry Bertrand for what he claims was an unlawful arrest. The city has potentially reached a settlement with Ghanadan, yet lawyers would not disclose the terms of the agreeme ... More >>
Police have made a number of arrests and seizures of DJ equipment at underground parties and clubs. Is it enforcement or harassment?
Hugues de la PlazaTwo years have come and gone since Hugues de la Plaza was found dead in his blood-stained Hayes Valley apartment. He had been stabbed twice in his torso and once in the throat, and the knife was nowhere to be found -- and witnesses reported the door repeatedly slamming at 2:30 in t ... More >>
Off-duty police officers making time and a half are swarming over construction sites, handing out tickets. Only in S.F.
A bland supervisor, a high school student, an industrious bureaucrat, and Pamela Anderson prove that any of us can change the world for the better
Why S.F.'s police watchdog agency has never been effective - and why Prop. H won't change that
An unfond look back at Freedom Toast, TV jingoes, and a pro-war bully called Tony Hall
When police officers and death coincide, the public has a right to the official record of the event
A Jordan first: He lurches left on cop discipline
Five months ago, two black homicide detectives got fed up with the Police Department's inaction on black-on-black murders. Thus was born the Crime Response Unit to Stop Homicide (CRUSH): six cops with the grit and guile to tackle the toughest cases in the
Can a credible case be built against errant cops if the witnesses are involved in the drug trade?
Police Commissioner Anthony Rodriguez accused of halting police probe to protect OCC chief
Police watchdog agency the Office of Citizen Complaints braces for its fifth lame director