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Nidra Stubbs

SFPD Arrest Woman In Hit & Run Of Elderly Pedestrian In SF Visitacion Valley

A woman was arrested Thursday in connection with a hit-and-run collision that killed an elderly woman crossing the street in San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley neighborhood last month.

04/11/2014

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Samsung Appeases San Francisco DA’s Request For Smartphone Anti-Theft Feature

In a major victory for San Francisco’s District Attorney George Gascon, Samsung has agreed to make anti-theft features available on its latest smartphone.

04/04/2014

Former San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew. (CBS)

Disgraced Former SF Supervisor Ed Jew Sentenced To More Jail Time

Former San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew appeared in court Friday where a judge sentenced him to more time in a county jail.

04/04/2014

13-year-old Andy Lopez was fatally shot by Sonoma County Sheriff's Deputies in Santa Rosa on October 22, 2013. (CBS)

Protesters Demand Sonoma Co. DA Release Information Regarding Andy Lopez’ Shooting Death

A crowd of over 100 protesters gathered at the courthouse in Downtown Santa Rosa Monday to make demands related to last year’s shooting by a Sonoma County sheriff’s deputy of 13-year-old Andy Lopez.

02/17/2014

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KCBS Cover Story Pt. 6: Bay Area DA Gets Victims Their Marsy’s Law Rights

In response to this special series, San Francisco’s Presiding Judge and the state’s Chief Justice are both recommending reforms. KCBS has also learned that one Bay Area district attorney, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe, is taking it even one step further, training his attorneys to observe a victim’s Marsy’s rights, even if the victim doesn’t ask for them to be honored.

10/08/2013

A cameraman records the judge's podium in a courtroom closed due to budget cuts and layoffs, at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles on March 16, 2009. Beset by an unprecedented budget crisis, the LA Superior Court, the largest trial court system in the US, laid off 329 employees and announced the closure of 17 courtrooms, with more of both expected in the future. AFP PHOTO/Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

KCBS Cover Story Pt. 5; Series On Marsy’s Law Failures Prompts Judicial Action

In response to a KCBS investigation into the violation of victims’ rights in California, the presiding judge in San Francisco is recommending new procedures for the courts to follow. KCBS’ Doug Sovern reports exclusively that the state’s Chief Justice is also asking judges in other counties to consider doing the same.

10/07/2013

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

Gascon, NY Officials Urging Smartphone Makers To Shut Down Stolen Devices

Top law enforcement officials from San Francisco and New York plan to meet with some of the nation’s largest smartphone makers to help thwart the rise in cellphone thefts and robberies.

06/05/2013

George Shirakawa

Phil Matier: New Questions Over Santa Clara County Supervisor’s Spending

George Shirakawa, Jr., the already-embattled president of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, is being asked to explain a “confusing trail of receipts” on his county-issued credit card.

11/27/2012

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Collection Services Tacking On Fees To Bay Area Bounced Checks

Bouncing a check has never been a good thing to do, but the penalty for writing a bad one might now be harsher than it was before with district attorneys contracting with debt collection services.

11/10/2012

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF District Attorney Pushes For New Crime-Fighting Technology

San Francisco’s top prosecutor wants to bring the same sort of technology he used to track crime while serving as police chief to the district attorney’s office.

11/06/2012

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