George Gascon

San Francisco Police Chief George Gascon

Task Force To Investigate Misconduct Among San Francisco Police, Sheriff’s Departments

Following separate allegations of misconduct by San Francisco police officers and sheriff’s deputies and irregularities at the Police Department’s DNA lab, District Attorney George Gascon announced Monday that he has created a task force to investigate the cases.

03/30/2015

The San Francisco Police Department logo (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Text Message Probe Of SFPD Officers Widens; Public Defender Estimates 1,000 Cases To Be Reviewed

San Francisco’s Police Department is widening its probe into offensive text messages by its officers that included racist and homophobic slurs.

03/17/2015

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

Lyft Rideshare Service

San Francisco and L.A. County District Attorneys Sue Uber, Reach Settlement With Lyft

The district attorneys of San Francisco and Los Angles announced on Tuesday they are suing ride services company Uber and have reached a settlement with Lyft.

12/09/2014

Rashawn Williams

San Francisco DA Urged To Charge Juvenile Suspect In Fatal Stabbing Of Teen As An Adult

The family of a 14-year-old who was killed in a fatal stabbing last month is urging San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon to charge the accused killer as an adult in the case.

10/08/2014

An Uber car.

San Francisco Uber Driver Charged With Attacking Passenger With Hammer

A driver for the ridesharing service Uber has pleaded not guilty to charges he seriously injured a passenger by attacking him with a hammer earlier this week.

09/26/2014

A Lyft car drives along Powell Street on June 12, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco, Los Angeles DA’s Warn Ride Service Companies Uber, Lyft, Sidecar To Halt ‘Illegal’ Practices

The district attorneys are warning the ride service companies about possible legal action if they don’t change their “illegal practices.”

09/25/2014

Courthouse Dog

Service Dog Helps Scared Victims, Witnesses During San Francisco Court Proceedings

The San Francisco court system has a new, specially-trained assistant to help vulnerable witnesses cope with their situation, and can do it on all fours.

09/19/2014

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

KCBS In Depth: SF District Attorney George Gascón Wants To Modernize Criminal Prosecution

KCBS cohosts Jane McMillan and Ed Cavagnaro talk with San Francisco District Atttorney George Gascón about Prop 47, a November ballot measure that would reduce some non-violent drug and property crimes from felony status to misdemeanors, and other public safety issues that he says need to be modernized.

08/11/2014

State Sen. Mark Leno is confident a new Kill-Switch bill will pass the Senate.

Kill Switch Legislation Passes Assembly, Now Heads Back To State Senate For Vote

The bill by state Senator Mark Leno of San Francisco is headed back to the Senate for a final vote on amendments.

08/07/2014

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