SFPD

From tanks to scooters: The top five most and least intimidating SFPD vehicles

August 29, 2014
Our news feature story this week covered the militarization of police departments across the country, including the SFPD, and how the easy accessibility of...

Gearing up for war

The SFPD and police departments across the country get free military equipment, but does it make us safer or provoke violence?

Waiting for answers

Community calls for justice and transparency in police shooting of Nieto after new eyewitness contradicts SFPD version

Video of suspect in Feather beating released

August 21, 2014
The SFPD has released video footage of a suspect in the violent beating of Feather, aka Bryan Higgins, who died last week at SF...

Eyewitness claims victim of officer-involved shooting did not brandish Taser

August 21, 2014
A person claiming to be an eyewitness to the fatal shooting of Alejandro Nieto has come forward to say he did not see Nieto...

SFPD still searching for man who beat Feather; memorial fund set up

August 20, 2014
There have been no new developments in the case of Feather, aka Bryan Higgins, the Radical Faerie who was found beaten near Duboce Park,...

This Week’s Picks: August 20 – 26, 2014

August 19, 2014
Power of pup positivityWEDNESDAY/20   100 Years After WWI: The Poll Diaries Franz Ferdinand, the band, has shaken up some summer music festivals in recent times,...

More time, same crime

Decades after crack cocaine "epidemic," bill aims for parity between crack and powder cocaine sentencing

Guardianistas on the air: Catch our Alternative Ink and Expanding Mind broadcasts

August 18, 2014
We Guardianistas aren’t just tethered to our keyboards, writing stories for our weekly print and daily online editions. We’re also working the microphones at...

Scenes from a Faerie farewell

August 14, 2014
An unseasonably warm afternoon breeze wafted the scent of burning sage over Duboce Park yesterday, as a crowd of 200 or so mourners joined...

Ruling provides more access to SFPD misconduct files

August 13, 2014
A California appellate court issued a ruling this week opening up San Francisco Police Department personnel files to prosecutors, who then must disclose...

Vigil at 3:33pm tomorrow for Feather, faerie found beaten near Duboce Park

August 12, 2014
The life of Bryan Higgins, 31, know among his radical faerie community as Feather, will be celebrated tomorrow at 3:33pm with a vigil at...

Real estate speculators physically push out Ellis Act eviciton protesters

Native San Franciscan Benito Santiago, 64, joined a protest Aug. 12 in an attempt to remind his evictors that he's a human being –...

Guardian Intelligence: August 13 – 19, 2014

August 12, 2014
CALLING ALL BEATLEMANIACSAs Beatles lovers and Candlestick fans gear up for Sir Paul McCartney's show there Thu/14 — a performance that will serve as...

Messed up: Did this man vandalize Alejandro Nieto’s memorial?

Alejandro Nieto was killed after a hotly debated, horrifying confrontation with the SFPD nearly five months ago. Since his death, his family and loved...

Guardian Intelligence: July 30 – August 5, 2014

July 29, 2014
APP MAKERS = STARVING ARTISTSYes, techies are driving rents up. Yes, techies are driving the cost of living up, too. But the next time...

San Francisco to study dropping speed limit to 20 mph for pedestrian safety

July 15, 2014
As a part of a citywide effort to eliminate all pedestrian deaths by 2024, San Francisco will study the impact of reducing speed limits...

Jury find SF officer used excessive force in beating a restrained arrestee

June 26, 2014
A jury last week unanimously convicted a San Francisco police officer of using excessive and unnecessary force, although the San Francisco Police Department cleared...

Is the SF District Attorney’s Office biased against cyclists?

There’s been much discussion over the last year about whether police and prosecutors in San Francisco are biased against bicyclists. And while...

Political insider targeted for possessing explosives

Ryan Chamberlain described history of depression, being burned by political losses in cryptic note

Wanted PR consultant Ryan Chamberlain in FBI custody

San Francisco Police Department Officers took San Francisco political insider and PR consultant Ryan Chamberlain into custody on June 2 in the area around...

Student protesters file claim against City College and SF citing injuries, defamation

Student protesters filed a claim against City College of San Francisco and the city and county of San Francisco today, citing excessive use of...

San Franciscans join international Ride of Silence to honor fallen cyclists

Nearly 100 San Francisco bicyclists joined thousands of pedal-powered citizens from more than 300 cities around the world yesterday evening for...

Guardian Intelligence: May 21 – 27, 2014

May 20, 2014
P>Because nothing screams "invest in healthcare" like an aging Sammy Hagar: The former Van Halen rocker teamed up with Metallica's James Hetfield, Green Day's...