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.
A KCBS investigation has determined that the rights of California crime victims are often ignored, despite the passage five years ago of a landmark law to protect them.
The investigation into the fatal stabbing of a Dodgers fan near AT&T park last week has prompted a divide between police and the district attorney’s office in San Francisco.
Robert Preece spoke in front of AT&T Park’s iconic Willie Mays statue Sunday and said he believes bystanders used mobile devices to record a fight that ended with the death of 24-year-old Jonathan Denver.
Top prosecutors in San Francisco and New York and the mayor of London are urging iPhone users to download Apple’s new iOS 7 operating system that includes a feature they believe might curb a rash of thefts.
A friend of 24-year-old naked acrobat Yeiner Perez Garizabalo described him as “very depressed” as he sits in jail after pleading not guilty earlier this week to two felony and four misdemeanor charges.
The San Francisco Police Department is hailing a decision by Apple to add a new feature making it harder to reactivate a stolen iPhone.
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.
Five of six current and former San Francisco Unified School District employees charged with embezzling $15 million from the schools pleaded not-guilty Tuesday at the Hall of Justice.
After pressure from human rights organizations and health officials, a decision was made by the San Francisco’s District Attorney to no longer allow condoms as evidence in cases of prostitution.