San Francisco Civil Grand Jury Says SFPD Should No Longer Run City's Crime LabThe San Francisco Civil Grand Jury Wednesday released a critical report saying that after a series of scandals and failures, the city's crime lab should no longer be run by the police department.
San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr Changes Tune, Will Process Backlog Of Rape KitsLast week, Chief Suhr said the department didn’t have the resources to get it done, saying the crime lab was already “maxed out.”
Legionnaires' Bacteria Found In New Santa Clara County Crime LabHigh levels of dangerous bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease were detected in the water system at Santa Clara County’s new crime lab, county officials said.
SFPD Crime Lab Tech Pleads Guilty To Misdemeanor In Drug CaseA long-running case against a former San Francisco police crime lab technician ended in a misdemeanor plea bargain Friday when she pleaded guilty in federal court to a reduced charge of possessing cocaine in 2009.
2nd Mistrial Declared In Drug Trial Of Former SFPD Crime Lab TechnicianA mistrial was declared for a second time in federal court Thursday in the case of a former San Francisco police crime laboratory technician accused of taking small amounts of cocaine from the facility in 2009.
San Mateo Forensics Lab Offers Look At Real Life CSI For HalloweenFans of CSI can get a first-hand look at how crime scene investigations are really carried out during a pre-Halloween open house at the San Mateo County forensics lab.
San Jose Principal's Notes Detail Teacher's Bizarre Alleged Sexual AssaultsA principal’s notes show a San Jose teacher charged with molesting kids in class blindfolded a second-grade girl and put something in her mouth.
Trial Against SFPD Crime Lab Worker Goes To JuryA federal jury began deliberating Monday in the case of a former San Francisco police crime laboratory technician whose pilfering of cocaine led to the dismissal of hundreds of drug cases.
Jury Selection Begins In Drug Trial Of Former SFPD Crime Lab Technician Jury selection began in federal court Monday morning in the trial of a former San Francisco police crime laboratory technician accused of stealing cocaine from the facility.
June Trial Date Set In SF Crime Lab Drug Theft CaseA federal judge in San Francisco has set a trial date of June 18 for a former San Francisco police crime laboratory technician accused of stealing cocaine from the facility.
Santa Clara County Receives State Grant To Purchase BreathalyzersThe county has received a grant that will be used for state-of-the-art breathalyzers and more testing sites for suspected drunk drivers.
Former SF Crime Lab Worker Pleads Not Guilty To Stealing DrugsA former technician at the San Francisco Police Department’s troubled crime lab pleaded not guilty today to a federal charge of obtaining cocaine by subterfuge in 2009.
Feds Charge Former SFPD Drug Lab Technician In Cocaine Skimming CaseA former technician at the San Francisco Police Department’s crime lab has been charged in federal court with skimming cocaine from the lab, an allegation that forced its closure and the dismissal of hundreds of drug cases.
South Bay Cold Case Murder Solved After 10 YearsJeanine Harms was last seen in a Campbell bar on July 27th, 2001. She invited a man she’d met at the bar to her house, and was never seen again. That man, Maurice Nasmeh, who always proclaimed his innocence, was accused of killing the 42-year-old woman.
SFPD Recovers Gun Missing From Fatal Bayview ShootoutSan Francisco police said Thursday that they have recovered the gun used by Kenneth Harding, the 19-year-old man who died in a shooting that involved police in the Bayview District on July 16.