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Federico Rocha (East Palo Alto Police Dept.)

Frederico Rocha Named New Undersheriff Of San Francisco

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi has named former interim East Palo Alto police Chief Federico Rocha as his new undersheriff.

19 hours ago

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco D.A. Challenges Sheriff’s Early Inmate Release Proposal

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.

02/07/2014

Actress Maria Conchita Alonso (left) in an ad with California gubernatorial candidate and Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (R-San Bernardino County).

Tea Party-Linked Actress Ignites Free Speech Debate After Leaving SF ‘Vagina Monologues’

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.

01/20/2014

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi (CBS)

Sheriff Mirkarimi Wants Department To Remain In Charge Of SF General Hospital Security

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.

01/09/2014

A A view of San Francisco General Hospital on October 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. 57-year-old Lynne Spalding, of San Francisco was believed to have been found dead this morning in a remote stairwell at San Francisco General Hospital after she was reported missing from her hospital room more than two weeks ago. Spalding was last seen on September 21 by hospital employees after she was undergoing treatment for an infection. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Does SF General Need Sheriff’s Deputies?

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.

11/11/2013

Lynne Spalding (FIND LYNNE/Facebook)

Sheriff’s Department Shifts Staff At SF General After Patient Death

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.

11/08/2013

Lynne Spalding

Sheriff Apologizes Over Incomplete Search For SF General Patient Found Dead

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.

11/06/2013

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San Francisco Supes Allows City To Seek State Grant For New Jail

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.

10/22/2013

San Francisco County Jail. (CBS)

Sheriff Mirkarimi Looks For State Money To Replace 2 Aging SF Jails

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.

10/10/2013

San Francisco Hall of Justice (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF Sheriff’s New Jail Plans Faces Criticism From Activist Group

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.

06/25/2013

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