Posts Tagged ‘community relations’

SFPD Kenneth Harding Shooting Update: Gun Shot Residue Found on Suspect’s Right Hand

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

An update:

Update on Officer Involved Shooting: GSR found on suspect’s hand
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Posted Date: 7/19/2011

As stated by Chief Suhr during Monday’s press conference, information pertaining to the investigation of the officer involved shooting that occurred on Saturday, July 16, 2011 would be released as it becomes available.

Results from the analysis of evidence collected from the hands of Kenneth Harding revealed that GSR (gunshot residue) was present on Harding’s right hand. The presence of gunshot residue on Harding’s right hand supports statements from witnesses that Harding held the gun in his right hand as he fired at the police officers.

The presence of GSR on an individual’s hands indicates that either: the individual fired a gun, the individual was in close proximity to a gun as it was discharged or that the individual touched a gun or other object with GSR on its surface and particles were transferred to his/her hands.

No GSR was detected on Harding’s left hand.”

SFPD Press Conference Regarding the July 16th, 2011 Shooting of Kenneth Harding

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Here it is, the July 18th SFPD news conference regarding the July 16th, 2011 shooting of Kenneth Harding, a  “parolee at-large carrying a firearm.”

(I’m ignorant of any video that shows anybody “clearly” picking up any gun myself.)

Anyway. there’s more here from the KQED News Fix.

District 10 Supervisor Malia Cohen Announces Community Meeting for SFPD shooting of Kenneth Harding: July 20th at 6:00 PM

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Here it is:

Community Meeting this Wednesday, 7/20 at 6:00pm at the Bayview Opera House (3rd Street at Oakdale Ave.). Please join us to discuss the recent shooting. Questions? Call (415) 554-7670.”

And here’s the SFPD invite for the same event:

“San Francisco Police Department Community Meeting July 20th
Posted Date:7/18/2011

Police Chief Greg Suhr will conduct a community meeting on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at The Bayview Opera House, 4075 Third Street, at 6:00pm. The meeting will focus on the recent officer involved shooting at Third Street and Palou Avenue.

For further information please contact the San Francisco Police Department Community Relations Unit by calling 415-734-3280, or emailing the unit at

sfpdcommunityrelations@sfgov.org.”

Oh, and here’s the latest protest, skedded for July 19th, 2011 at Dolores Park:

Title: RAGE IN THE STREETS: Cops Kill Again!
START DATE: Tuesday July 19
TIME: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location Details:
Dolores Park, 19th and Dolores, San Francisco
Event Type: Protest

Watch the Bikes Belong in Traffic Video, Courtesy of the SFPD and SFBC

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

As foreseen by the SFPD Richmond Station Newsletter, yesterday’s Police/Community Forum at Congregation Beth Shalom dealt with the relationship between bicyclists, motorists and pedestrians.

San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Program Director Andy Thornley was on hand to talk about the Bike to Work Month and everybody got a chance to see the SFPD/ Bicycle Coalition video ”Bikes belong in Traffic.”

Andy Thornley with Captain Richard Corriea. Andy was cross-examined over the number of bicycles he owns by an inquisitive community member.

And here’s the jazzy ten-minute video!

Richmond District residents should be sure to attend next month’s meeting - it’ll be all about the Outside Lands Music Festival. Should be interesting…

Keep Up With Police Matters in the Richmond District Via a New Blog

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Well, here it is – the brand spanking new RICHMOND DISTRICT POLICE COMMUNITY RELATIONS FORUM. At the very least, it will allow people to keep up with the haps in the 94118/94121 without having to navigate the labyrinth that is sfgov.org. Blogging is all the rage with the authortahs these days, what with the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Public Safety blog, the LAPD blog, etc.

Anyway, the new blog from new Richmond Station Captain Richard Corriea

…looks like this:

And it has some enlightening tidbits that should be of interest to everybody in The Richmond and beyond. Like this You May Already Have Won scam:

“On 02/18/09 at 11:45am, officers working responded to a call from a financial advisor at a financial institution on Market St. regarding an elderly client who was possibly the victim of a fraud or scam.  The officers learned that the victim, an 83 year old a Richmond District resident, had been withdrawing large amounts of money from their account since 02/10/09.  On 02/12/09 the victim withdrew a $40,000.00 ostensibly to buy a house and thus needed to close their account.  When questioned further by the advisor, the victim said she had won the lottery and needed to pay taxes before receiving her winnings.   The officers went to the victim’s home and learned that she had received several phone calls from a male who claimed that the victim had won $2.5 million dollars in the lottery and needed to wire funds to a particular account in Jamaica to pay the taxes before collecting the winnings.    The officers explained to the victim that they suspected fraud and instructed the victim not to send any money.   The woman was hesitant as she truly believed that she had won the lottery, but agreed not to send any additional money.   Several other agencies were contacted by the officers to assist the victim.  On 02/19/09 officers went to the victims’ home again to check in with her and learned that after the officers left the previous day she had received another phone call from the suspect who convinced her that she had in fact won the lottery and that the money had to be sent.  The victim had just returned from sending a cashiers check via an overnight express.  Officers took the victim back to the express office and were able to retrieve the check.” 

Ouch. Anyway, that’s the kind of stuff you’ll learn about.

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