Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen Will No Longer Seek Death Sentences Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen announced Wednesday several enforcement changes within his department including no longer seeking the death sentence in capital murder cases and undertaking "robust investigation and prosecution of criminal (police) officer misconduct."
Bay Area Public Defenders Protest As Part Of Nationwide Day Of Solidarity With Black Lives MatterPublic defenders around the Bay Area held protests on Monday, as part of a nationwide day of solidarity involving at least 70 other public defender offices in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Surge In Domestic Violence Cases In San Francisco Since COVID-19 Stay Home OrderWith couples and families under stay at home orders, reports of domestic violence are up in San Francisco, according to Mayor London Breed.
New San Francisco District Attorney Fires Multiple ProsecutorsJust two days after San Francisco's new district attorney Chesa Boudin was sworn in, the S.F. Chronicle is reporting that at least six prosecutors have been fired as Boudin reshapes the office.
Interim San Francisco DA Suzy Loftus To Stay In Office Through Early JanuaryFollowing the win of District Attorney-elect Chesa Boudin in last week's election, Mayor London Breed on Wednesday unveiled a plan to transition Boudin into office sometime early next year.
Boudin Savors Victory After Winning SF District Attorney Race By Razor-Thin LeadChesa Boudin celebrated his victory at El Rio in the Mission Saturday night, after beating opponent Suzy Luftos by a razor-thin lead.
Loftus Concedes In Race For SF District Attorney; Boudin Wins By Narrow LeadSuzy Loftus conceded defeat in her bid to become San Francisco's next district attorney, and congratulated her rival Chesa Boudin Saturday afternoon after a tight race.
S.F. Mayor Breed Swears In Suzy Loftus Interim District AttorneySan Francisco mayor London Breed swore Suzy Loftus in as interim DA during a ceremony Saturday morning at the district attorney's office. Loftus is a candidate in the upcoming election on Nov. 5.
San Francisco Prosecutors To Use AI To Reduce Racial Bias In Criminal Justice SystemIn a first-of-its kind experiment, San Francisco prosecutors are turning to artificial intelligence to reduce racial bias in the courts, adopting a system that strips certain identifying details from police reports and leaves only key facts to govern charging decisions.
SF Appeals Court Orders Uber To Comply With DA’s Subpoenas For On Drivers’ RecordsA state appeals court has ruled that Uber Technologies Inc. must comply with subpoenas by San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera for information on drivers' traffic violations.
DA: No Criminal Charges Filed Against PG&E For 2017 Wine Country WildfiresBeleaguered utility company PG&E will not face criminal charges related to the deadly wildfires that devastated Northern California's wine country in October 2017.
Botched Probe Forces DA To Drop Charges Against Deputies Accused Of Running Fight Club In SF JailThe investigation involving three sheriff's deputies accused of making inmates battle each other 'gladiator-style' was so botched, the San Francisco District Attorney is dropping all charges.
California Lawmakers Pass Bill To Erase Old Pot ConvictionsA bill requiring California prosecutors to erase or reduce thousands of marijuana criminal convictions was approved by the state Legislature on Wednesday and now awaits Gov. Jerry Brown's signature.
San Francisco DA's Office To Dismiss Thousands Of Pot ConvictionsThe San Francisco District Attorney's office announced Wednesday morning that thousands of pot convictions will be dismissed or reviewed in a push that comes now that recreational marijuana is legal.
SF Prosecutor Claims He Was Racially Profiled At SFOA San Francisco prosecutor wrote an op-ed in the New York Times about the time he was detained at San Francisco International Airport .