Bay Area police officers leave post for lateral moves [ABC7]

“Previously, The San Francisco Examiner reported that the bands Odd Owl and the Foxtails played at Yoshi’s that night. While that was the case, their shows happened long after the early morning killing. The event attended by people who possibly witnessed the getaway car associated with Acosta’s killing began Feb. 9 and was a birthday party for LaRon Mayfield, the brother of San Francisco boxing champ Karim Mayfield, according to Acosta’s sister Franxesca Acosta Karst. The event featured rapper The Game as the headlining act.”
Slain man’s kin making new appeal for witnesses [Ex]

“What the feds didn’t know as they put Sandoval into cuffs and watched the confused SFPD officer walk out of the room was that Sandoval had been providing information to the police since at least since 2010, when he gave up his stepson Tomas Gutierrez for a 2007 shooting in Potrero Hill which left a woman dead and two men wounded. “
Cover of Darkness: S.F. Police Turned a Blind Eye to Some of the City’s Most Dangerous Criminals — Who Were Also Some of Their Most Trusted Sources [Weekly]

“Not only did we exceed the fundraising goal for one iPad, but Neighbor Cynthia (an Apple employee) offered us her discount, so we were able to purchase three iPads for the Ingleside department.”
Bernal Neighbors Donate Crime-Fighting iPads to SFPD [Bernalwood]

“Suhr’s promotion of Garrity must mean that he was impressed with the Captain’s Tenderloin performance, despite ongoing levels of public drug dealing that Tenderloin residents and community groups—as well as every other neighborhood in San Francisco— finds unacceptable. “
Tenderloin Police Captain’s Departure Leaves Trail of Broken Committments [BeyondChron]

“More than 1,500 people have killed themselves by jumping off the Golden Gate, making the bridge that opened in 1937 one of the world’s most-active suicide spots. A less-known statistic is the much larger number of people who have been talked out of taking their lives by the CHP, U.S. Park Police and bridge security officers.”
Lives on the edge are part of Golden Gate beat [AP via Chron]

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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

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