- San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom continues to shake things up, ordering police investigators to put on uniforms and patrol streets at night to help combat the city's escalating violence.
Police officials say an unspecified number of officers from the department's narcotics and gang task force units have been reassigned to beef up patrol units in high crime areas.
The move comes after San Francisco reported 98 homicides last year, the most in a dozen years. Six people have been killed in the city so far this year.
A spokesman for the mayor says, Gavin’s upset with the homicide rate and wants more done to reduce violent crime.
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