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News, The Snitch Report: Homeless Man Killed By SFPD Was On Ground, Shot In Head

Report: Homeless Man Killed By SFPD Was On Ground, Shot In Head

Luis Gongora, the 45-year old homeless man shot and killed by San Francisco police on April 7, was prone on the ground when he was fatally shot in the head, according to results of a private autopsy released Friday. Gongora…
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News, The Snitch Great: Oakland Police Sex Scandal Expands to San Francisco

Great: Oakland Police Sex Scandal Expands to San Francisco

In case you were not aware, there's near-chaos in local law enforcement in the East Bay right now. Oakland's police chief resigned last week, and his planned replacement was shitcanned this week, all following the OPD's bungling of an…
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News, The Snitch New SFPD Chief Toney Chaplin Promises "Reform, Reform, Reform"

New SFPD Chief Toney Chaplin Promises "Reform, Reform, Reform"

The four golden stars pinned to acting San Francisco police Chief Toney Chaplin's collar sometime in the past 24 hours — when Mayor Ed Lee named him to succeed Greg Suhr, ousted after yesterday's fatal police shooting — shined in…
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News, The Snitch The SFPD is Pretty Well Fucked

The SFPD is Pretty Well Fucked

The day of reckoning is upon San Francisco’s finest. Or, in other words, the Police Department is fucked. Cops who engage in racial profiling, old-school "stop and frisk tactics," poor discipline of problem officers, little to no accountability across…
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News, The Snitch Frisco 5: Longest Hunger Strike in Memory; Stalemate in Standoff with Mayor

Frisco 5: Longest Hunger Strike in Memory; Stalemate in Standoff with Mayor

It's been sixteen days now without solid food now for the "Frisco 5," the activists camped outside Mission Police station on a hunger strike, refusing to budge or to eat until San Francisco police Chief Greg Suhr is fired…
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News, The Snitch SF Police Chief Orders Anti-Harassment Training As More Biased Texts Emerge

SF Police Chief Orders Anti-Harassment Training As More Biased Texts Emerge

All San Francisco police officers will be required to undergo anti-harassment training as part of a new effort to address bias in the department, according to the Associated Press. Chief Greg Suhr is expected to announce the training and…
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News, The Snitch SFPD Warns: If You're Going to 420, Leave Your Kids at Home

SFPD Warns: If You're Going to 420, Leave Your Kids at Home

If you’re planning on being one of those wild and crazy kids who goes to Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park on April 20 in order to get stoned with ten thousand like-minded strangers, you might want to leave the…
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News, The Snitch SF Ups Rewards in Homicides to $250k; Will it Work?

SF Ups Rewards in Homicides to $250k; Will it Work?

Applause rang through the Legislative Chambers in City Hall on Tuesday after the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the creation of a reward fund for information leading to the arrest and conviction of suspects in unsolved homicides.  It was an…
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News, The Snitch The Day After Killing in Front of Police Station, Mayor, Chief Announce Police Reforms

The Day After Killing in Front of Police Station, Mayor, Chief Announce Police Reforms

On Monday morning, a somber and slightly ashen-faced Mayor Ed Lee appeared at a press conference — an act rarer and rarer for the mayor in  the nearly three months since the fatal police shooting of Mario Woods on…
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News, The Snitch Report: Black Tenderloin Drug Dealers Definitely Arrested More Often Than Whites, Latinos

Report: Black Tenderloin Drug Dealers Definitely Arrested More Often Than Whites, Latinos

By now, you may have heard of "Operation Safe Schools," a joint San Francisco Police Department/Drug Enforcement Administration sweep of the Tenderloin meant to crack down on drug dealing near schools. About three dozen people have been arrested since…
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News, The Snitch 108 Bay Area Lawyers Call on Mayor Ed Lee For Independent Mario Woods Investigation

108 Bay Area Lawyers Call on Mayor Ed Lee For Independent Mario Woods Investigation

More than 100 Bay Area attorneys — criminal defense lawyers as well as plaintiffs' civil litigators — have penned an open letter to Mayor Ed Lee calling for an independent investigation into the Dec. 2 shooting death of Mario Woods…
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News, The Snitch Mario Woods Protesters Crash, Cancel SFPD's "Secretive" Summit with Black Leaders

Mario Woods Protesters Crash, Cancel SFPD's "Secretive" Summit with Black Leaders

Some time ago, the San Francisco Police Department had what it called an "African American Community-Police Relations Board." Formed under then-Mayor Willie Brown — when, for 14 months between 2002 and 2003, the city had both a black police chief…
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News, The Snitch One Man Killed, Another Jumped and Beaten Over Weekend

One Man Killed, Another Jumped and Beaten Over Weekend

Police are investigating two separate incidents over the weekend that killed one man and left another clinging to life today. The first crime happened on Friday at about 10:26 p.m., when police responded to a shot spotter activation on the…
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News, The Snitch William Swiatek Identified as Man Killed in Tenderloin

William Swiatek Identified as Man Killed in Tenderloin

Authorities have identified the 62-year-old man who was found dead in a Tenderloin apartment as William Swiatek of San Francisco. Police were called to the 600 block of O'Farrell on Sunday morning where they found Swiatek deceased in an apparent…
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News, The Snitch Robert Johns, S.F. Man Found With Enough Ammo for Mass Murder, Had List of Politicians (Update)

Robert Johns, S.F. Man Found With Enough Ammo for Mass Murder, Had List of Politicians (Update)

Update (3:44 p.m.): Police have released photos of Robert Johns' weapon cache. Check it out after the jump. Also, it seems that Johns has changed his story about how he planned to use those weapons. Initially, he said he never…
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News, The Snitch Kenneth Harding: Mother of Teen Who Died Fleeing From Police Sues SFPD

Kenneth Harding: Mother of Teen Who Died Fleeing From Police Sues SFPD

The mother of 19-year-old Kenneth Harding, who was killed while fleeing from police last year, has filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging that her son's civil rights were violated and that he didn't get proper medical care.Harding was shot…
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News, The Snitch Irving Morales-Sanchez Charged With Stealing Bikes and Selling Them on Craigslist

Irving Morales-Sanchez Charged With Stealing Bikes and Selling Them on Craigslist

A San Francisco teen was slapped with 20 felony charges for allegedly stealing more than 100 bikes and selling them on Craigslist and at Oakland flea markets. The District Attorney's Office says that 18-year-old Irving Morales-Sanchez appeared in court today,…
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News, The Snitch DA to Charge Irving Sanchez, Guy Accused of Stealing 100-Plus Bikes

DA to Charge Irving Sanchez, Guy Accused of Stealing 100-Plus Bikes

Cyclists everywhere will be happy to read that the guy who may have stolen their bike is now being hit with charges. Tomorrow, the District Attorney's Office says it will announce the charges against 18-year-old Irving Sanchez, who was found…
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News, The Snitch Notorious "Tip Jar Stealer" Finally Busted

Notorious "Tip Jar Stealer" Finally Busted

A San Francisco man who had been stealing from tip jars around the Richmond District was finally caught red-handed. Police say they spotted the 64-year-old suspect getting off a Muni bus at Sixth Avenue last week. The officer recognized the…
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News, The Snitch Nelson Centeno, S.F. Man, Accused of Kidnapping and Raping Woman

Nelson Centeno, S.F. Man, Accused of Kidnapping and Raping Woman

A Daly City couple's night on the town in San Francisco turned violent on Saturday after a man allegedly kidnapped a woman, raped her, and beat the man she was with, police said. Sgt. Michael Andraychak tells us that 33-year-old…
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