A former technician at the San Francisco Police Department’s troubled crime lab pleaded not guilty today to a federal charge of obtaining cocaine by subterfuge in 2009.
A former technician at the San Francisco Police Department’s crime lab has been charged in federal court with skimming cocaine from the lab, an allegation that forced its closure and the dismissal of hundreds of drug cases.
Jeanine Harms was last seen in a Campbell bar on July 27th, 2001. She invited a man she’d met at the bar to her house, and was never seen again. That man, Maurice Nasmeh, who always proclaimed his innocence, was accused of killing the 42-year-old woman.
San Francisco police said Thursday that they have recovered the gun used by Kenneth Harding, the 19-year-old man who died in a shooting that involved police in the Bayview District on July 16.
Almost a year after San Francisco’s understaffed crime lab took heat for failing to link criminals with several high-profile violent crimes, staffing is even worse.
A former supervisor of the DNA section of the Santa Clara County crime lab will return to the Bay Area as director of the entire laboratory, said District Attorney Jeff Rosen.
61 San Francisco Police officers who might be called to testify at upcoming criminal trials have conduct issues the defense could use to undermine their credibility, said Chief George Gascon.
Investigator have matched four of the seven suspects accused of gang-raping a Richmond High School student to DNA evidence found on and around the victim.
Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts said Thursday that his department has launched an internal investigation into allegations against one of his crime lab employees, but said there has been no evidence so far of any misconduct.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KCBS)– San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris this morning introduced her new management team of prosecutors.