San Francisco’s ethics commission is scheduled to begin hearing testimony in the city’s misconduct case against Ross Mirkarimi, the suspended sheriff removed from his job after being charged with domestic violence.
San Francisco Superior Judge Harold Kahn issued the tentative ruling Thursday and, after hearing from both Mirkarimi’s counsel and the city attorney’s office, said Friday that the matters raised by Mirkarimi’s counsel “can and should be addressed by the administrative procedure.”
State Sen. and mayoral candidate Leland Yee on Tuesday accused interim Mayor Ed Lee of more misconduct. Lee’s campaign manager, Bill Barnes, strongly denied the accusations.
District Attorney George Gascon Friday afternoon dropped 26 cases involving San Francisco police’s Mission Station.
Independent state auditor Elaine Howell told the Sacramento Bee the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing is one of the “worst-run” state agencies in California.
California’s only publicly elected public defender and his office provide legal representation for over 25,000 people that have been charged with a crime but cannot afford to private legal counsel.
An interview with acting San Francisco Police Chief Jeff Godown on the process of selecting a new chief and issues the department is facing in the coming year.
Public Defender Jeff Adachi Wednesday released to the public yet another videotape depicting officers allegedly mishandling a search and arrest.
Perhaps the most egregious case of alleged prosecutorial misconduct involved a former prosecutor who has been suspended by the California State Bar Association for violating defendants’ rights.
A total of 68 drug and robbery cases in San Francisco have been dropped in light of a probe into allegations of police misconduct, a spokesman for the district attorney’s office said Tuesday.