California Supreme Court Upholds Ban On Adult Trials for Some JuvenilesCalifornia’s 2018 law barring 14 and 15-year-olds from being tried as adults and sent to adult prisons even for serious crimes such as murder and rape was upheld Thursday by the state’s supreme court.
Former San Francisco DA / Police Chief George Gascon Wins Los Angeles District Attorney's RaceLos Angeles voters have elected former San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon to run the nation’s largest prosecutor’s office.
District Attorneys, Victims' Groups Urge Proposition 20 OppositionA letter, sponsored by several of the largest crime victims' organizations in California, was sent to mayors of the state's 13 largest cities Thursday, urging them to oppose Proposition 20 -- a statewide initiative that they believe will increase incarceration rates and costs, while cutting investments in services necessary to help survivors.
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 District Attorney Gascon Resigns; Signals Move to LAThe District Attorney of San Francisco announced Thursday he is stepping down from his position just weeks before next month's election
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.
California Assembly Bill Would Expunge 8 Million Criminal ConvictionsAssemblyman Phil Ting joined San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón Thursday to announce state legislation he's introducing that would use technology to clear records for former convicts eligible under existing laws.
San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón Won't Seek Re-ElectionSan Francisco District Attorney George Gascón announced Tuesday he will not seek re-election in November 2019, citing his elderly mother's failing health.
Family Of Man Killed By SFPD Hold 24-Hour Vigil Outside DA's OfficeActivists and family members of Luis Gongora Pat hold 24-hour vigil and demand charges be filed against SFPD officers who fatally shot him.
San Francisco DA Seeks $1 Million For Fight Auto BurglariesSan Francisco's top prosecutor says he will seek $1 million to help curtail car break-ins in the city, which last year recorded more than 30,000 auto burglaries.
ICE To Target Undocumented Immigrants At California CourthousesThe feds laid out new guidelines for arresting undocumented immigrants and KPIX 5 has obtained the new directive from ICE.
San Francisco D.A. Defends Handling Of Kate Steinle Murder TrialSan Francisco's district attorney is defending the handling of a murder trial that ended with the acquittal of a Mexican man whose arrest set off a fierce national debate on immigration.
San Francisco Signs Immigrant Protection Memo With Mexican Consular GeneralThe Mexican Consul General and the San Francisco District Attorney signed a memo extending victim advocacy program for the undocumented.
Expert Panel Agrees California's Cash Bail System Is Arbitrary, Unfair To PoorCalifornia's "broken" cash bail system was the subject of a hearing in Oakland Tuesday called by state Assemblyman Rob Bonta, who said he is committed to reforming the system this year.
Blue-Ribbon Panel Finds SFPD Policies Lack Transparency, AccountabilityPreliminary findings from a blue-ribbon panel reviewing police practices and policies suggest the San Francisco Police Department lacks transparency and accountability in many areas.