Man Pleads Not Guilty to Human Trafficking, Rape of Two Minors
In Court

Man Pleads Not Guilty to Human Trafficking, Rape of Two Minors

A 27-year-old San Francisco man facing allegations of human trafficking of minors and rape pleaded not guilty today, according to a San Francisco District Attorney’s…

Jury Deliberations to Begin for Two Officers Accused of Illegal Searches
In Court

Jury Deliberations to Begin for Two Officers Accused of Illegal Searches

A federal jury is due to begin deliberating Wednesday in the trial of two San Francisco police officers accused of conspiring to enter and search…

Deputy Sheriffs Union Sues Four Contra Costa County Supervisors for Alleged Retaliation Threat
Bay Area

Deputy Sheriffs Union Sues Four Contra Costa County Supervisors for Alleged Retaliation Threat

The Contra Costa County Deputy Sheriffs Association sued the county and four members of the Board of Supervisors in federal court in San Francisco today…

Jury Awards $4M to Family of Bicyclist Killed by Turning Truck in 2013
In Court

Jury Awards $4M to Family of Bicyclist Killed by Turning Truck in 2013

The family of a 24-year-old woman who was fatally struck by a truck while riding her bicycle in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood in…

Jury Finds Truck Driver Who Fatally Struck Bicyclist in SoMa Negligent
In Court

Jury Finds Truck Driver Who Fatally Struck Bicyclist in SoMa Negligent

A San Francisco Superior Court jury today found the driver of a big rig truck negligent for striking and killing a 24-year-old woman riding her…

Appeals Court Upholds First Degree Murder Conviction and Life Sentence for Yusuf Bey IV
Bay Area

Appeals Court Upholds First Degree Murder Conviction and Life Sentence for Yusuf Bey IV

The first-degree murder convictions of former Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV and an associate in the killing of journalist Chauncey Bailey in…

Former Bookkeeper For Doctor Accused of Embezzling $243K
Bay Area

Former Bookkeeper For Doctor Accused of Embezzling $243K

A former bookkkeeper for a San Francisco doctor has been charged in federal court in the city with embezzling $243,000 from the physician over four…

Federal Magistrate Tentatively Approves $1.36M Occupy Oakland Settlement
Bay Area

Federal Magistrate Tentatively Approves $1.36M Occupy Oakland Settlement

A federal magistrate will hold a final approval hearing in San Francisco on April 1 on a proposed $1.36 million settlement by the city of…

Judge Orders PG&E To Hand Over Email Correspondences With CPUC to San Bruno
In Court

Judge Orders PG&E To Hand Over Email Correspondences With CPUC to San Bruno

PG&E Co. was ordered by an administrative law judge today to give the city of San Bruno by Jan. 30 almost all of 65,000 emails…

Transgender Woman Suspected of Committing Arson at “Mrs. Doubtfire” House Pleads Not Guilty
In Court

Transgender Woman Suspected of Committing Arson at “Mrs. Doubtfire” House Pleads Not Guilty

A 25-year-old transgender woman from Los Angeles appeared in court today following her arrest for allegedly setting fire to the famous “Mrs. Doubtfire” home in…

Fired Longtime 49ers Employees Sue Team and CEO Jed York
Bay Area

Fired Longtime 49ers Employees Sue Team and CEO Jed York

Two former longtime San Francisco 49ers employees have sued the team in a federal age discrimination lawsuit, claiming they were unjustly fired to make way…

Court Allows Retired NFL Players to Sue Electronic Arts Inc.
Bay Area

Court Allows Retired NFL Players to Sue Electronic Arts Inc.

Three retired National Football League players won the right from a federal appeals court in San Francisco today to go ahead with a lawsuit against…

Veterans Justice Court Expands to Help Veterans Citywide Receive Services
In Court

Veterans Justice Court Expands to Help Veterans Citywide Receive Services

San Francisco’s Veterans Justice Court in the Tenderloin neighborhood will expand in January 2015 with a standalone court at the Hall of Justice that will…

Man Indicted on Charges of Submitting Fraudulent Loan Applications
Bay Area

Man Indicted on Charges of Submitting Fraudulent Loan Applications

A federal grand jury in San Francisco has indicted an Orange County man on charges of submitting fraudulent loan applications to three Bay Area Banks,…

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Uber Over ‘Safe Riders Fee’
Bay Area

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Uber Over ‘Safe Riders Fee’

A class action lawsuit was filed this week against Uber over the transportation network company’s $1 “Safe Rides Fee” for UberX rides. The lawsuit, filed…

Former Doctor Charged in Alleged $1.2M Medicare Fraud
Bay Area

Former Doctor Charged in Alleged $1.2M Medicare Fraud

A former Napa doctor was arraigned Tuesday in San Francisco for allegedly operating a scheme to defraud Medicare and distributing controlled substances by writing false…

New Complaints Filed Against Commission Overseeing College Accreditation
In Court

New Complaints Filed Against Commission Overseeing College Accreditation

A coalition working to preserve City College of San Francisco’s accreditation announced two new complaints Monday against the commission with authority to revoke that accreditation,…

PG&E Discloses 12 New Email Chains, Says it Will Release 65,000 Messages in February
Bay Area

PG&E Discloses 12 New Email Chains, Says it Will Release 65,000 Messages in February

PG&E Co. today made public 12 new sets of email messages that it said appear to show violations of rules against back-channel communications with regulators…

Homeland Security Agent Found Guilty of Possession of Child Pornography
Crime

Homeland Security Agent Found Guilty of Possession of Child Pornography

A jury in San Francisco found a 39-year-old Customs and Border Patrol agent with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security guilty of possession of child…

State Bar Panel Gives Highest Rating to High Court Nominee Leondra Kruger
In Court

State Bar Panel Gives Highest Rating to High Court Nominee Leondra Kruger

A U.S. Justice Department official nominated to the California Supreme Court by Gov. Jerry Brown has been rated by a State Bar panel as “exceptionally…

US Judge Sets June Date for Corruption Trial of Yee and Jackson
In Court

US Judge Sets June Date for Corruption Trial of Yee and Jackson

Suspended state Sen. Leland Yee and political consultant Keith Jackson were given a June 1 date in federal court in San Francisco today for the…

Judge Says Oakland Must Turn Over Internal Police Documents
Bay Area

Judge Says Oakland Must Turn Over Internal Police Documents

A federal judge has ordered Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker to turn over documents to a court-appointed official who is investigating why the city is…

San Bruno Asks PUC to Order Release and Review of 65,000 Emails Between PG&E and PUC
Bay Area

San Bruno Asks PUC to Order Release and Review of 65,000 Emails Between PG&E and PUC

The city of San Bruno asked the California Public Utilities Commission today to order PG&E Co. to release 65,000 email messages exchanged between PG&E and…

Man Acquitted After Being Arrested for Setting Fire to a Mercedes
In Court

Man Acquitted After Being Arrested for Setting Fire to a Mercedes

A 48-year-old man initially believed to have broken into a luxury apartment garage and then torched a Mercedes sedan in San Francisco’s South Beach neighborhood…

$3M Proposed in Settlement to Family of Missing SFGH Patient Found Dead
In Court

$3M Proposed in Settlement to Family of Missing SFGH Patient Found Dead

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will vote Tuesday on whether to authorize a settlement of nearly $3 million to the family of Lynne Spalding,…

Operator of MyRedBook.com Pleads Guilty to Facilitating Prostitution
Bay Area

Operator of MyRedBook.com Pleads Guilty to Facilitating Prostitution

A Mountain View man pleaded guilty today to facilitating prostitution by running a website that allowed sex workers to advertise services and make private arrangements,…

Uber Driver Who Fatally Struck Six Year Old Appears in Court
In Court

Uber Driver Who Fatally Struck Six Year Old Appears in Court

A former Uber driver who fatally struck a 6-year-old girl in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood on New Year’s Eve made his initial court appearance today…

Judge Hears Closing Arguments in City College Case, Will Rule in January
In Court

Judge Hears Closing Arguments in City College Case, Will Rule in January

A San Francisco Superior Court judge said today he will rule in January on whether to overturn a regional agency’s termination of accreditation for City…

Consumer Protection Complaint Filed Against Uber, Settlement Reached With Lyft
In Court

Consumer Protection Complaint Filed Against Uber, Settlement Reached With Lyft

Today, the San Francisco and Los Angeles County district attorneys filed a settlement with the transportation network company Lyft over a civil consumer protection action…

Public Defender Says Wrong Person Arrested in Homicide of 14 Year Old
Crime

Public Defender Says Wrong Person Arrested in Homicide of 14 Year Old

San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi released video evidence to the public today that he said may prove the innocence of a 14-year-old boy who…

City Officials Express Disappointment in Corrupt Police Officers Found Guilty by Federal Jury
Bay Area

City Officials Express Disappointment in Corrupt Police Officers Found Guilty by Federal Jury

San Francisco police Chief Greg Suhr expressed his deep disappointment with two San Francisco police officers who were convicted today of federal felony conspiracy against…

Appeals Court Says DNA Collection Law Violates State Constitution
In Court

Appeals Court Says DNA Collection Law Violates State Constitution

For a second time, a state appeals court in San Francisco today struck down a California law that requires police to collect DNA samples from…

Livestreamer Arrested at Ferguson-Related Protest Pleads Not Guilty to Battery on an Officer
In Court

Livestreamer Arrested at Ferguson-Related Protest Pleads Not Guilty to Battery on an Officer

A citizen journalist who was arrested on suspicion of battering a police officer near San Francisco’s Union Square during a Ferguson-related demonstration on Black Friday…

Jury in Police Corruption Trial to Begin Deliberating Today
Bay Area

Jury in Police Corruption Trial to Begin Deliberating Today

A federal jury is due to start deliberating Tuesday in the corruption trial of two San Francisco police officers accused stealing money and property during…

SF Public Defender Speaks Out Against “biased legal and ethical decisions” In Ferguson Grand Jury Inquiry
In Court

SF Public Defender Speaks Out Against “biased legal and ethical decisions” In Ferguson Grand Jury Inquiry

San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi spoke out today in opposition to a grand jury’s decision Monday not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in…

Jury to Begin Deliberating Monday in Police Corruption Trial
Bay Area

Jury to Begin Deliberating Monday in Police Corruption Trial

Prosecution and defense attorneys in the federal corruption trial of two San Francisco police officers rested their cases today, clearing the way for the jury…

Woman Pleads Guilty to Helping Run Prostitution Website
Bay Area

Woman Pleads Guilty to Helping Run Prostitution Website

A Rocklin, California, woman accused of helping run a website that advertised prostitution services changed her plea to guilty Thursday, according to court documents. Annmarie…

Federal Prosecutors Collect $327M From Criminal, Civil Actions This Year
Bay Area

Federal Prosecutors Collect $327M From Criminal, Civil Actions This Year

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of California, based in San Francisco, collected more than $327 million in criminal and civil actions in…

PG&E to Appeal Commission Sanction for Judge-Shopping Emails
In Court

PG&E to Appeal Commission Sanction for Judge-Shopping Emails

The California Public Utilities Commission at a meeting in San Francisco today imposed a $1.05 million fine as well as an additional potentially multimillion penalty…

SF City Attorney Sues Oakland Tax Preparation Service Over Tax Refund Fraud Targeting Low-Income Residents
Bay Area

SF City Attorney Sues Oakland Tax Preparation Service Over Tax Refund Fraud Targeting Low-Income Residents

The city attorney for San Francisco is suing an Oakland-based tax preparation company over allegations it systematically swindled low-income residents out of their tax refunds….