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Attempted Burglary at SF State

February 14, 2018 News

A male broke into an SF State female’s apartment while she was inside. After the man broke in he then fled the area. There were two other females at the resident’s home when the burglary was attempted. Upon arrival, UPD officers observed that the front door was open, splintered and left the deadbolt engaged by ...

Person found dead at Mary Ward Hall

February 7, 2018 News

A man was reported dead on the first floor of Mary Ward Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 10:18 p.m. Nickie Young, a 24-year old San Francisco resident was announced dead at the scene, according to the SF Medical Examiner’s Office. The exact cause of death is still under investigation. The case synopsis by the ...

Q&A with SF State Police Chief Wu

October 30, 2017 News

For many years, Jason Wu would dress up every Halloween as “Bingo” from the 1960s kids television program, “The Banana Splits Adventure Hour.” Today, Wu dawns a police uniform as SF State Police Chief, believing in the value of trust and saying, “we are truly here to serve our campus community.” Growing up, Wu knew ...

Campus efforts to mitigate sexual assault don’t guarantee safety

March 9, 2017

Harmony Notman works full-time at Stonestown Galleria, only a short distance from her Village at Centennial Square residence on campus, but the walk makes her nervous. Notman leaves her job in the evenings carrying pepper spray and wearing only one earbud, uneasy and worried about her physical safety due to recent incidents of sexual assault ...

SF State responds to Ohio State University attack

December 1, 2016 News

“Run. Hide. Fight.” Ohio State University students and faculty received this message Monday morning after a student terrorized the campus with a car and knife, sending 11 people to the hospital.   This message has been promoted by local and national law enforcement agencies as the best tool for students and faculty to use when ...

Other victims come forward after suspect arrested

March 18, 2015 News

A total of six victims have come forward to the University Police Department in connection to a suspect arrested in Park Merced Thursday for multiple counts of indecent exposure, according to University officials. UPD officers arrested Kaine Sinclair near campus March 12 after they witnessed the suspect exposing himself to a woman, according Deputy Chief ...

Late-night sexual assault increases campus awareness

February 11, 2015 News

An unknown subject allegedly groped a female’s breasts and groin and threatened her with a sharp object on campus Thursday morning, according to a report by University officials. The University Police Department received reports just before 1 a.m. of a suspect who pulled a female victim into the bushes outside Burk Hall. The assault continued ...

Recent attacks question campus safety

February 11, 2015 Opinion 1 Comment

On any given day, a casual stroll across campus might include seeing friends sunning on the quad, chatting with student club members in Malcolm X Plaza or making a quick pitstop at the convenient store for a snack before class. As of last week, it also might include being dragged behind a bush at knifepoint. ...

Students search for definitive answer on why Wong said no to Tasers

February 19, 2014 News

SF State President Leslie Wong talks with Xpress news staff about his decision not to arm University police officers with Tasers Monday, Feb. 10. Photo by Jessica Christian / Xpress After an exclusive meeting last week President Wong told Xpress staff about his decision not to arm campus police with Tasers. Since the decision, student groups involved ...

President Wong decides against Tasers at SF State

February 10, 2014 News

SF State President Leslie Wong talks with Xpress staff about his decision not to arm University police officers with Tasers Monday, Feb. 10. Photo by Jessica Christian / Xpress In an exclusive meeting with Xpress, SF State President Leslie E. Wong said that he has decided not to arm University police officers with Tasers. “There ...

Taser dispute rouses plans for protests

November 19, 2013

A group of students against the University Police Department’s proposed use of Tasers hosted a meeting in the Richard Oakes Multicultural Center, Cesar Chavez Student Center room T143, Tuesday, to discuss plans to protest Taser use until its demands are met. The demands include full disclosure of UPD’s Taser regulations and reduction of lethal weapons ...

University has yet to answer why campus police need Tasers

November 19, 2013 Opinion

Tasers, Tasers, Tasers… I get it – I’m tired of hearing about SF State’s Taser debate, too. But is the solution to let the administration do whatever they want because we’re annoyed that it’s taking too long to resolve?  That sounds childish. UPD and the school’s administration need to prove to us why they need ...

The Taser debate should stop, says Xpress news editor

November 12, 2013 Opinion 5 Comments

Drawn by Kirstie Haruta The entire dispute over Tasers is ridiculous and needs to end so we can move on to more important things. SF State President Leslie E. Wong should drop any pretense of caring what students think and simply announce to the campus community that the University Police Department is arming its’ officers ...

UPD awaits Taser approval from President Wong

October 23, 2013 News 2 Comments

At a party last fall in Redwood City, a fight over drugs broke out. Officers arrived at the scene and SF State student Daniel Atwood decided to make a run for it. He hadn’t gotten far before an officer fired a Taser at him. The probes locked onto him and sent him into a spasm, ...

Taser program standardization stretches statewide for CSU police

September 25, 2013 News 3 Comments

While campus police officers across California use pepper spray, guns, handcuffs and batons; SF State’s University Police Department officials propose another tool be added to their utility belt — the Taser — which would make the campus one of the last in the California State University system to be patrolled by officers armed with conducted ...

University police begin Taser training

September 17, 2013 News 3 Comments

University Police Department officers patrolling the campus and surrounding areas may soon carry electroshock weapons. These devices, commonly known by the brand name, Taser, are designed to generate an electric current that can disrupt a person’s muscle control. The University Police Department is drafting plans for their use after the California State University Chancellor’s Office approved the ...

SF Commune activists protest dorm arrests at SF State

May 17, 2013 News 23 Comments

[HTML7] [HTML6] SF Commune activists and SF State students gathered at Malcolm X Plaza today in protest of “police brutality” during the removal and arrest of six non-residents from Mary Ward Hall last night. The group of approximately 50 protesters held signs that read “End Police Brutality” and “SFPD Used Excessive Force on Mary Ward ...