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Share Your Story About Police Handling of Bike Issues

The SFPD's terrible mishandling of the Amelie Le Moullac case has raised concerns about the way the police respond to other bike-related cases. We have heard from many members over the years that they have had troubling interactions with the police regarding bike issues, ranging from refusal to take an incident report to not fully investigating the incident to exhibiting a blatant bias against bike riders.

The City is finally looking into the police handling of bike/ped cases. Supervisor Jane Kim has called for a public hearing at the Board of Supervisors' Public Safety Committee to discuss the SF Police Department's protocol on investigating vehicle collisions involving people biking and walking. The hearing will be held October 3 at 10:00AM at City Hall.

If you have had a negative interaction with the police regarding a bike-issue, please tell us about it on this form. We're collecting stories and speakers for the October 3 hearing and for our meetings with the police to show the higher-ups that Amelie's case was not just a one-off.

Including such timeless hits as:

  • Report not taken or refused
  • Report inadequately taken
  • Police lack of understanding of bicyclist rights
  • Case not fully investigated
  • Police bias against bike riders
  • Other

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13 Responses:

  1. John Adams says:

    Seems like I should bring
    up the fact that it took press coverage before they looked into my case.

  2. Sheila Marie says:

    John, did they ever do anything to that guy?

  3. John Adams says:

    The DA called me. I had a choice of going to the trial as a witness against him or filing a statement that would be used against him during sentencing. He was arrested at sfo (he had multiple warrants against him for assult.) I files the statement. I believe he was sentenced to six months in jail.

  4. Did the hit-and-run have any impact on his sentencing, or did they only charge him with what they consider "real" crimes?

  5. Are public hearings typically available for streaming?

  6. John Adams says:

    Apparently the hit and run increased his jail time, or so I was told. However, I do not think they considered the hit and run a real crime.

  7. Jason Scott says:

    Dude, nobody likes the SFPD (or the NYPD, actually).

  8. Oleg Rebrik says:

    In Ukraine, even the roads are not normal in the city for cyclists.

  9. Olrik says:

    For cars there too

  10. Jal says:

    I'm there. I guess we are old enough now to care about our town.

  11. Jessie J says:

    I'm Amelie Le Moullac's mother. My beautiful daughter was taken away from us on August 14th. The grief is overwhelming and has completely turned my world upside down. To make matters worse, the SFMTA continues to pursue collection of money for a ticket that Amelie received 10 days before her death. I'm shocked. Have they no respect for a grieving mother?

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