Proposition 47, passed by state voters last year, reduced a slew of non-violent felony crimes to misdemeanors, but police say the expected cost savings for law enforcement in San Francisco hasn’t yet materialized.
The San Francisco Sheriff’s Department has announced more details of a partnership that will bring some jail inmates 100 iPads as part of a $250,000 educational program.
San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi has named former interim East Palo Alto police Chief Federico Rocha as his new undersheriff.
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.