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San Francisco Debates Use of Killer Robots

Police want to keep the option open

(Newser) - San Francisco has long been known as one of America's most liberal cities—but that doesn't mean its police force is opposed to using killer robots. The San Francisco Police Department has proposed authorizing robots to use deadly force in certain situations, the Verge reports. According to a...

Cold Case Team: We've ID'd the Zodiac Killer

Police aren't so sure, say case remains open

(Newser) - While one codebreaker claims the Zodiac killer's own cyphers identifies him as a known suspect , a team of 40 former law enforcement investigators say physical and forensic evidence points to a different person. The so-called Case Breakers say they've identified a former US airman and house painter from...

Cop Charged With On-Duty Homicide in First for SF
Cop On the Job 4 Days
Charged With Homicide
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Cop On the Job 4 Days Charged With Homicide

Rookie Chris Samayoa shot suspect from patrol vehicle in 2017

(Newser) - A former San Francisco police officer is facing charges of on-duty homicide in what the district attorney's office says is a first for the city. Chris Samayoa is accused of fatally shooting a 42-year-old Black man, Keita O'Neil, on what was his fourth day on the job in...

Cop Kills Himself After Being Pulled Over

Sources say San Francisco officer was under investigation for sex with a minor

(Newser) - An off-duty San Francisco police officer killed himself moments after he was pulled over by Richmond police on Monday, according to police. Authorities say a Richmond police officer made a traffic stop around 1:30pm but heard a gunshot as he approached the black coupe in a shopping mall parking...

SF Police Chief Resigns After Woman Shot Dead

It's time to 'heal the city,' mayor says

(Newser) - The fatal police shooting of an unarmed black woman Thursday was the final straw for San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, who asked for and received the resignation of police Chief Greg Suhr within hours. Lee, who appointed Suhr in 2011, had stood by the chief through previous controversies, including other...

New Woes for San Fran PD: Offensive Texts To, From Ex-Cop

CNN has docs showing racist, homophobic texts to and from James Lai

(Newser) - An ex-San Francisco cop described by his attorney as "well loved on his beat" is at the center of a text-messaging scandal over offensive texts sent to and from his personal phone, per documents obtained by CNN . The texts, exchanged in 2014 and 2015 between Jason Lai and friends...

Homeless Man Saves Cop From Attack

Wrestles her attacker to the ground

(Newser) - San Francisco cops have spent the past four days hunting for a homeless man ... so they could thank him for saving for saving an officer from an attack. On Monday, a lone female cop was responding to a woman seen jumping up and down on cars, say authorities. The woman...

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