San Francisco’s District Attorney George Gascón sent out a letter on Thursday to the mayor and supervisors challenging a proposal by Sheriff Mirkarimi giving him full authority to grant early inmate releases from county jail using electronic-monitoring devices.
Singer/songwriter and actress Maria Conchita Alonso’s endorsement of Tea Party member and gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly and her subsequent departure from a Spanish-language production of “The Vagina Monologues” launched a national debate over freedom of expression Sunday.
San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi said he wants the sheriff’s department to remain in charge of security at San Francisco General but that he is also vowing changes after a missing patient was found dead.
San Francisco’s Sheriff’s department, which manages security at SF General Hospital, has come under fire for its inadequate response to the Lynn Spalding case. Questions arise as to who should be in charge of security.
The San Francisco Sheriff’s Department is reassigning staff members on the heels of the investigation into the death of Lynne Spalding—the missing woman whose body was found in a San Francisco General Hospital stairwell.
San Francisco’s Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi apologized for his department’s slow and incomplete search for a missing San Francisco woman whose body was found in a San Francisco General Hospital stairwell.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday authorized the city to apply for a state grant to help build a new jail adjacent to the current Hall of Justice building.
Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi lobbied San Francisco lawmakers Wednesday to pursue state money to build replacements for two aging city jails, over the objections of opponents wary of jail expansion.
A long-running plan to rebuild the jails above San Francisco’s Hall of Justice received criticism from activists who showed up at a meeting on Monday to review Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s proposal and said that no jail should be built.
San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi and the local deputy sheriffs’ association have expressed their sympathies to those who knew a veteran deputy whose body was found in the water near the Vallejo Municipal Marina on Monday afternoon.