Expert Panel Agrees California's Cash Bail System Is Arbitrary, Unfair To PoorCalifornia's "broken" cash bail system was the subject of a hearing in Oakland Tuesday called by state Assemblyman Rob Bonta, who said he is committed to reforming the system this year.
Blue-Ribbon Panel Finds SFPD Policies Lack Transparency, AccountabilityPreliminary findings from a blue-ribbon panel reviewing police practices and policies suggest the San Francisco Police Department lacks transparency and accountability in many areas.
Public Defender Asks DA To Hand Over SFPD Racist, Homophobic TextsFive SFPD officers accused of sending racist and homophobic text messages may have compromised hundreds of cases handled by the public defender's office due to the officers' alleged bias.
San Francisco DA, FBI Launch Task Force To Battle Public CorruptionSan Francisco prosecutors will join forces with the FBI in a task force to investigate public corruption, District Attorney George Gascon said Tuesday.
'Justice 4 Mario Woods' Supporters Plan Grand Opening March To Super Bowl CityProtesters demanding justice for Mario Woods are planning to march to the Saturday opening of Super Bowl City in San Francisco.
DA Claims Efforts To Investigate SFPD Being 'Stonewalled'District Attorney George Gascon has sent a scathing letter to Mayor Ed Lee, demanding he live up to his campaign promise of being committed to transparency within the San Francisco Police Department.
SF District Attorney Speaks Out Against Plan For New JailSan Francisco District Attorney George Gascon Tuesday spoke out against plans to build a new jail, saying the city should instead renovate existing jails and work to further reduce the number of inmates.
Task Force To Investigate Misconduct Among San Francisco Police, Sheriff's DepartmentsFollowing 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.
Text Message Probe Of SFPD Officers Widens; Public Defender Estimates 1,000 Cases To Be ReviewedSan Francisco's Police Department is widening its probe into offensive text messages by its officers that included racist and homophobic slurs.
San Francisco D.A. Concludes, 4 Officers Involved In Alex Nieto's Shooting Death Will Not Face ChargesSan 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.
San Francisco and L.A. County District Attorneys Sue Uber, Reach Settlement With LyftThe 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.
San Francisco DA Urged To Charge Juvenile Suspect In Fatal Stabbing Of Teen As An AdultThe 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.