Crime Lab

Deborah Madden

Former SF Crime Lab Worker Pleads Not Guilty To Stealing Drugs

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.


Deborah Madden

Feds Charge Former SFPD Drug Lab Technician In Cocaine Skimming Case

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

South Bay Cold Case Murder Solved After 10 Years

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.


Kenneth Wade Harding

SFPD Recovers Gun Missing From Fatal Bayview Shootout

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.

CBS San Francisco–07/28/2011

San Francisco Police drug lab

Still Insufficient Staffing At San Francisco’s Crime Lab

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.


DNA testing at a crime lab (CBS)

DNA Expert Returns To Head Santa Clara County Crime Lab

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.


San Francisco Police drug lab

San Francisco Crime Lab Review Uncovers 61 Police Conduct Issues

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.


Richmond High School

DNA Evidence Links 4 Of 7 Suspects In Richmond HS Gang Rape

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.

CBS San Francisco–12/16/2010

An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

Oakland Police Investigating Crime Lab Misconduct Claim

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.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–10/07/2010

SF DA Introduces New Management Team

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KCBS)– San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris this morning introduced her new management team of prosecutors.