“The SFPD’s Fugitive Recovery Enforcement Team conducted an undercover operation yesterday in the Central, Southern and Tenderloin Districts to apprehend violators of parole, probation and people with outstanding warrants. “
Weekly Police Report [Barbary Coast News]

“Westbrooks hopped back into his bus and angled the vehicle in a way that protected the shooting victim from oncoming traffic.”
Alert Muni driver Todd Westbrooks honored for saving life [Ex]

“Officers responded to a report of shots being fired in the area of Post and Broderick Sts. The area was searched for victims to no avail.”
Police Blotter – April 12, 2013 [Richmond SF]

“Tasers torture and kill. They are unaccountable weapons for unaccountable officers. “
SFPD Chief Greg Suhr Drops Tasers for San Francisco [IndyBay]

“The suspect attempted to convince her husband to ‘go into business with him in an underground street fighting operation.’”
Underground street fighting idea leads to threats [Ex]

“I turned around and I saw the guy, big tall guy, punch this girl, like twice, then he grabbed her shirt and pulled her”
Massive Dolores Park brawl caught on camera [FOX2]

“The plan includes such measures as sidewalk widenings, greening and new traffic lights, re-opening crosswalks, narrowing lanes or road diets and countdown crossing signals. But the plan and the entire debate about “pedestrian safety” ignores the thousands of San Franciscans who cannot safely walk down their streets due to the constant presence of drug dealers.”
Sidewalk Drug Dealing Ignored in “Pedestrian Safety” Plans [BeyondChron]

“Sifferman’s proposal will go before the Board of Supervisors on May 2. It does not require legislative approval, but he admitted that legislators opposed to the proposal “could make it difficult” during the upcoming budget process.”
San Francisco Juvenile Probation Department seeks to arm several officers [Ex]

the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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