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An image from a YouTube video by the SF Public Defender's Office shows San Francisco undercover police officers headed to a unit in the Henry Hotel. (SF Public Defender/YouTube)

San Francisco Police Union Holding Raffle For Indicted Officers

The San Francisco Police Officers Association has scheduled a series of fundraisers to pay for the legal defense of several officers facing federal charges for alleged civil rights violations. A raffle with some high-priced prizes is among the events planned.

03/19/2014

An image from a YouTube video by the SF Public Defender's Office shows San Francisco undercover police officers headed to a unit in the Henry Hotel. (SF Public Defender/YouTube)

Feds Indict SF Police Officers Accused Of Stealing From Suspects, Denying Civil Rights

Five San Francisco police officers and one former officer have been indicted on charges of civil rights violations related to alleged illegal searches and theft of property seized from people arrested, federal prosecutors announced Thursday.

02/27/2014

Surveillance video of a drug bust conducted by San Francisco Police that may show misconduct. (CBS)

SFPD Putting Video Cameras On Plainclothes Cops To Counter Allegations Of Misconduct

San Francisco police supervisors will soon be wearing video cameras on their chests in the wake of controversial drug raids.

08/27/2013

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi speaks with reporters after the Board of Supervisors voted to reinstate him, October 9, 2012. (CBS)

SF Sheriff Mirkarimi Accuses Political Opponents Of Fanning Flames For Recall

One month after being reinstated, San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi is accusing his political opponents of instigating recall efforts against him. Mirkarimi said critics are intentionally misstating the role he plays in his department’s domestic violence programs.

11/16/2012

A selection of condoms at a drug store. (William B. Plowman/Getty Images)

SF Public Defender Worried Prostitutes Skip Condom Use Over Prosecution Fears

San Francisco’s Public Defender is raising concerns about condoms being used as evidence in prostitution cases and wonders if sex workers are practicing safe sex.

08/21/2012

Binh Thai Luc, 35, is accused of killing five people in San Francisco's Ingleside neighborhood on March 23, 2012. (CBS)

Judge Rules Public Defender Can’t Represent Suspect In SF Ingleside Massacre

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – A conflict of interest prevents the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office from representing the man accused of killing five people at a home near City College of San Francisco, a judge […]

03/29/2012

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Challenge Comes In Tainted San Francisco DUI Cases

San Francisco’s public defender has filed the first motion connected to what he claims are hundreds of tainted DUI convictions.

03/22/2012

A driver under suspicion of DUI undergoes a Breathalyzer test. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

SFPD Breathalyzer Error Puts Hundreds Of DUI Convictions In Doubt

Hundreds, or even thousands, of drunk driving convictions could be overturned because the San Francisco Police Department has not tested its breathalyzers, officials said Monday.

03/05/2012

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Not Guilty Plea Entered In San Francisco Homeless Shelter Killing

A 63-year-old man accused of fatally stabbing another man at a homeless shelter in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood last week pleaded not guilty to murder charges Tuesday.

02/14/2012

San Francisco City Hall. (CBS)

San Francisco Pension Reform Measure Backed By Mayor Passes

Only one of two dueling measures to reform the pensions of San Francisco city workers was passed by voters Tuesday—a collaborative proposal crafted by various city officials and labor and business leaders.

11/09/2011

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