San Francisco police closed a busy intersection in Lower Pacific Heights and evacuated some of the surrounding buildings for about an hour Thursday because of a gas leak at a construction site.
So far in 2014, each month has brought news of another arrest or conviction of a Democratic California state senator. The separate investigations culminated Wednesday in the arrest of Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco on federal corruption charges that roiled the capital, leading one of Yee’s opponents in the race for secretary of state to call the Legislature a “corrupt institution.”
Democratic State Senator Leland Yee was arrested Wednesday morning in a series of federal raids in the Bay Area and Sacramento targeting an alleged corruption conspiracy involving arms trafficking and campaign fraud to fund his campaign for Secretary of State.
At a news conference Wednesday, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg of Sacramento warned that fellow Democrats will immediately suspend the San Francisco Democrat unless he steps down.
On Wednesday, there is widespread shock about Leland Yee’s arrest, and how much he may have been hiding.
San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr scheduled a town-hall meeting in the City’s Bernal Heights neighborhood Tuesday, following the fatal officer-involved shooting of a man in Bernal Heights Park last Friday.
Sean Patrick Gunther, 37 and Marc Steven Ormando, 47 were booked on booked on multiple counts of unlawful possession and sales of destructive devices after their arrest on March 6th. The bookings came after an undercover operation by the Special Investigation Division “spanning several months,” according to SFPD
An SFPD officer shot over the weekend is expected to make a full recovery, but according to police, he may have accidentally been shot by his partner.
Police in San Francisco have arrested a man suspected of shooting a police officer on Saturday afternoon and leading authorities on a high-speed chase through several cities from the East Bay to San Jose.
Four San Francisco police officers pleaded not guilty in federal court Friday to charges of conspiring to violate civil rights and steal property, money and drugs seized during searches and arrests.