Ex-Kidnappers, Sex Offenders, Murderer Among Uber Drivers Picking Up Passengers, District Attorney FindsUber drivers include ex-kidnappers, sex-offenders, and even a murderer, according to evidence gathered by the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office.
1,000 Criminal Cases To Be Reviewed In Wake Of Racist, Homophobic Texts Sent Between San Francisco CopsSan Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi estimates as many as 1,000 criminal cases will be reviewed following the racist and homophobic text messages allegedly sent by four San Francisco police officers.
Son Who Killed Father With Sledgehammer Admitted To Napa State Mental Hospital For 3 YearsA Santa Rosa man who was charged with the sledgehammer killing of his father in October was committed to Napa State Hospital Thursday morning.
San Francisco Jail Inmates Getting iPads As Part Of $275K Education Pilot ProgramThe 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.
Murder Charges Dismissed In San Jose 1989 'Quilt' Cold-Case Following Prosecutor's Affair With Lab TechnicianMurder charges against a South Bay man and his brother in a 1989 cold case in which the man's wife was found strangled and wrapped in a quilt have been dismissed over an affair betweeen the lead prosecutor and the lab technician who was one of the main prosecution witnesses.
Some SF Employers To Be Forced To Offer Jobs Before Asking About Criminal HistoryAn ordinance that limits how employers and housing providers use criminal history in their decision making goes into effect in San Francisco next week.
Rep. Honda Proposes Bill To Keep Military Body Armor 'Out Of Wrong Hands'Rep. Mike Honda, D-San Jose, Wednesday announced legislation that would block civilians from accessing military-grade body armor to prevent criminals from using them in gun battles with law enforcement.
Former San Francisco City Attorney's Employee Claims She Was Fired For Investigating CorruptionSan Francisco unnecessarily paid millions of dollars in sewer replacement claims in an alleged scheme by the city attorney's office that a staffer was fired for investigating, according to a claim by the terminated attorney.
Santa Rosa Police Unveil Most Wanted Offenders ProgramSanta Rosa police Wednesday unveiled a new Most Wanted Offenders program.
Fewer San Jose Cops Tipping Off Supervisors About Internal Misconduct It appears that cops in San Jose have nearly stopped policing themselves. Compared to previous years, far fewer San Jose police officers are tipping off supervisors to misbehaving colleagues.
Sen. Feinstein Accuses CIA Of Spying On Lawmakers' Computer Network The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee accused the CIA Tuesday of criminal activity in improperly searching a computer network set up for lawmakers investigating allegations that the agency used torture in terror investigations during the Bush administration.
Phil Matier: Oakland Criminal Groups Choosing Robberies Over Drugs For Easy Cash There have been more than 3,800 robberies reported in Oakland this year, representing a 24% jump compared with the number of reported robberies in Oakland during the same time period last year.
Holder Proposes Changes In Criminal Justice System During SF SpeechAttorney General Eric Holder called for scaling back the use of harsh prison sentences for certain drug-related crimes and diversion of low-level offenders to drug treatment and community service.
East Bay Company's Massive Car Tracking Database Sparks DebateIf you own a car, chances are police know where you’ve been lately – thanks to a Bay Area company that is keeping them in the loop.
Audit Critical Of State Agency That Investigates Teacher MisconductIndependent state auditor Elaine Howell told the Sacramento Bee the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing is one of the “worst-run” state agencies in California.