Police in Oakland were investigating a shooting near a middle school and youth center Sunday night.
A woman was critically injured in an attack in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood on Wednesday morning, police said Thursday.
A man who was shot in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood early Wednesday morning has died, a police spokesman said.
In response to this special series, San Francisco’s Presiding Judge and the state’s Chief Justice are both recommending reforms. KCBS has also learned that one Bay Area district attorney, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe, is taking it even one step further, training his attorneys to observe a victim’s Marsy’s rights, even if the victim doesn’t ask for them to be honored.
Crime victims rarely invoke the rights afforded to them under Marsy’s Law, and California prosecutors often ignore those who do insist on the protections that law enshrines in the state constitution.
Under Marsy’s Law, a crime victim in California has the right to be notified of all legal proceedings in a case and address the judge before a defendant makes a plea or is sentenced. All too often, however, victims never get their day in court.
A San Francisco firefighter could face charges for the death of a sixteen-year-old girl who survived the Asiana Airlines crash at SFO, according to authorities.
Five years ago, California voters amended the state constitution to create a Victim’s Bill of Rights. But the case of a San Francisco woman, who was attacked outside a BART station, raises questions about how well that law is working. And, an investigation by KCBS reporter Doug Sovern suggests this is not an isolated case.
A man was shot in the leg during a robbery in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood early Sunday morning, police said Monday.
A San Jose rape case took a bizarre turn when a woman was arrested in the middle of the trial on suspicion of flying to Detroit and offering the victim $30,000 not to testify.