Michael Hennessey


San Francisco Set To Pay $450K To Strip-Searched Inmates

The City of San Francisco may soon pay $450,000 to more than a dozen male and female inmates who were strip searched in the county jail.


San Francisco Sherriff Michael Hennessey (Photo courtesy San Franicisco Chronicle)

Outgoing San Francisco Sheriff Hennessey Oversees Demolition Of San Bruno Jail

San Francisco’s outgoing sheriff is set to end his tenure on a fitting note.


San Francisco County Jail. (CBS)

SF Sheriff To Stop Holding Low-Level Inmates For Deportation

San Francisco Sheriff Michael Hennessey said Friday he will soon begin releasing undocumented immigrants held in county jail for low-level offenses.


Ross Mirkarimi, San Francisco, Board of Supervisors,

Outgoing SF Sheriff Endorses Mirkarimi As Successor

Sheriff Michael Hennessey announced Tuesday that he is endorsing Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi as his successor in November’s election.

CBS San Francisco–05/03/2011

Ross Mirkarimi, San Francisco, Board of Supervisors,

San Francisco Supervisor Mirkarimi To Run For Sheriff

San Francisco Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi filed his declaration of intent to run with the elections department just days after Sheriff Michael Hennessey announced he would not be seeking re-election this November.

CBS San Francisco–02/22/2011

San Francisco Sherriff Michael Hennessey (Photo courtesy San Franicisco Chronicle)

San Francisco Sheriff Announces Retirement

San Francisco’s sheriff is retiring after 31 years on the job. Michael Hennessey told staff in a memo on Friday that he will not seek reelection this November. Hennessey has been elected to serve as sheriff eight times.

CBS San Francisco–02/19/2011

San Francisco City Hall (Hector Mata/Getty Images)

San Francisco Supes Consider Nominees For Interim Mayor

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors Tuesday night considered nominating either City Administrator Ed Lee of Sheriff Michael Hennessey to serve as interim mayor.

CBS San Francisco–01/05/2011


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