District Attorney

Officer Geoffrey Graves (San Jose Police Dept.)

San Jose Police Officer Changes Plea Back To Not Guilty On Rape, Felony Assault Charges

A San Jose police officer charged with rape and felony assault changed his plea back to not guilty on Monday in Santa Clara County Superior Court as his attorney asked a judge to drop enhancement charges and permit his release on bail.

03/16/2015

San Francisco Police on the scene of an officer-involved shooting near Bernal Heights Park on the evening of March 21, 2014. (CBS)

San Francisco D.A. Concludes, 4 Officers Involved In Alex Nieto’s Shooting Death Will Not Face Charges

San Francisco’s District Attorney George Gascon announced on Friday that that an investigation has concluded that four police officers involved in last year’s shooting death of Alex Nieto were lawful and they will not face charges.

02/13/2015

Surveillance video shows a group of thieves stealing a woman’s iPhone on a San Francisco Muni bus. (CBS)

Apple’s Kill Switch Cures Epidemic Of Smartphone Thefts Plaguing San Francisco

Once worth big bucks on street, iPhones are pretty much worthless.

02/10/2015

Cashier puts customer purchases into plastic bags at a check-out counter in a Target store. (AP)

Marin: Target Agrees To Pay $4 Million Settlement For Overcharging Customers

Since 2008, the retailer was allegedly charging more at the register than the price posted on the shelf.

02/10/2015

jail, prison, generic

Police Say Promised Prop. 47 Financial Benefits Aren’t Being Seen In San Francisco

Proposition 47, passed by state voters last year, reduced a slew of non-violent felony crimes to misdemeanors, but police say the expected cost savings for law enforcement in San Francisco hasn’t yet materialized.

01/23/2015

Richmond Police

Richmond Police Began Using Body Cameras This Week

The City of Richmond’s police department rolled out new body cameras worn by police officers this week. Most will be equipped by Friday.

01/09/2015

Protesters upset over the grand jury's decision in the Michael Brown shooting case gathered in San Francisco's Union Square ahead of the Macy's tree lighting celebration. (Joe Vazquez)

Independent San Jose Police Auditor Says Grand Juries No Longer Serve Their Purpose

San Jose independent police auditor Judge Ladoris Cordell says it’s time to do away with grand juries and that they no longer serve their purpose. This follows two grand juries that decided not to indict officers who killed unarmed black men.

12/29/2014

SF General Hospital

Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested For Alleged Battery Of Patient At San Francisco General Hospital

A San Francisco Sheriff’s Department deputy has been charged with the alleged battery of a patient at San Francisco General Hospital.

12/19/2014

Public Defenders protest in solidarity with #blacklivesmatter protesters, in Oakland. (CBS)

Oakland Public Defenders Don #BlackLivesMatter Shirts, Join Nationwide Protest

This is the first time in recent history public defenders organized a protest in Oakland. According to one protester, “every day, public defenders see the imbalance in the court system that allows police officers to escape punishment for crimes against black people.”

12/18/2014

Syed Muzaffar (SFPD)

Mother Wants Uber Held Responsible For Daughter’s Death In San Francisco, Following Charges For Former Driver

A former Uber driver has been charged in the death of a six-year-old girl in San Francisco last New Year’s Eve, but the victim’s mother and the family’s attorney want the company held responsible too.

12/09/2014

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