Three Busted In Disabled Parking Placard Scams

Three Busted In Disabled Parking Placard Scams

Three San Francisco residents have been arrested and charged for allegedly filing false applications for disabled person placards, prosecutors said Monday. Guobin Qin, 29, Qiaoyun…

Lack Of Evidence Prompts DA’s Office Release Of Suspect In Potrero Hill Homicide

Lack Of Evidence Prompts DA’s Office Release Of Suspect In Potrero Hill Homicide

A man arrested last week in connection with a fatal shooting was discharged before his arraignment, according to San Francisco District Attorney’s Office spokesman Alex…

District Attorney Declines To File Charges In Urination/Stabbing Case

District Attorney Declines To File Charges In Urination/Stabbing Case

Prosecutors have declined to file charges against a man accused of stabbing two men in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood on Memorial Day, according to a…

Family Of Man Shot To Death In SoMa Apartment Expresses Outrage At Alleged Killer’s Release

Family Of Man Shot To Death In SoMa Apartment Expresses Outrage At Alleged Killer’s Release

A man arrested on suspicion of shooting and killing another man in a South of Market apartment building early Saturday morning is expected to be…

Disgraced SF Supe Headed Back To Jail

Disgraced SF Supe Headed Back To Jail

Former San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew’s bid to avoid county jail time for a perjury charge was rejected today by a San Francisco Superior Court…

Prosecutors Dismiss Murder Charges In Fatal Stabbing

Prosecutors Dismiss Murder Charges In Fatal Stabbing

A 25-year-old man is out of jail after prosecutors dismissed murder charges against him in connection with a fatal stabbing in San Francisco’s Hunters Point…

Man Who Allegedly Attacked Woman In SF General ER Pleads Not Guilty

Man Who Allegedly Attacked Woman In SF General ER Pleads Not Guilty

4:20 PM: A 29-year-old man pleaded not guilty today to three felony charges in connection with an alleged attack of an elderly woman at San…

Former SF Prosecutor Faces Suspension From The Law For Multiple DUIs, Requests For Special Treatment

Former SF Prosecutor Faces Suspension From The Law For Multiple DUIs, Requests For Special Treatment

A State Bar of California judge has recommended a two-year suspension of the law license of a former San Francisco prosecutor who has three convictions…

SF Officials Reminding Businesses To Comply With Anti-Human Trafficking Notice Law

SF Officials Reminding Businesses To Comply With Anti-Human Trafficking Notice Law

San Francisco officials kicked off a public-awareness campaign today that targets human trafficking by reaching out to potential victims through local businesses and facilities. In…

Court Overturns SF Murder Conviction For “I Love New York” Star

Court Overturns SF Murder Conviction For “I Love New York” Star

A spokesman for San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon said today prosecutors are “surprised and disappointed” by an appeals court decision overturning the 2010 murder…

SF Hotel Owner Accused Of Killing Pedestrian Expected In Court Tuesday

SF Hotel Owner Accused Of Killing Pedestrian Expected In Court Tuesday

Note: In the eighth graf of today’s report and in previous stories, a 6-year-old girl who was fatally struck by a car in San Francisco…

Man Arrested In Union Square Shooting Death Of Tourist Pleads Not Guilty

Man Arrested In Union Square Shooting Death Of Tourist Pleads Not Guilty

A man arrested last week in connection with the killing of a German tourist in San Francisco in 2010 pleaded not guilty today to a…

Redaction Action: San Francisco’s Public Defender Accuses District Attorney’s Office Of Withholding Witness Info

Redaction Action: San Francisco’s Public Defender Accuses District Attorney’s Office Of Withholding Witness Info

Since George Gascón took office, staffers have been redacting email addresses and phone numbers of witnesses—making it that much harder for the Public Defender’s investigators…

Life Sentence For Mia Sagote, Drug Dealer Who Burned Woman Alive

Life Sentence For Mia Sagote, Drug Dealer Who Burned Woman Alive

The woman convicted in the brutal murder of a homeless woman who was kidnapped and lit on fire at a parking lot of San Francisco’s…

Woman Accused Of Causing Fatal Crash Is “devastated by the death of a young man,” But Pleads Not Guilty

Woman Accused Of Causing Fatal Crash Is “devastated by the death of a young man,” But Pleads Not Guilty

A 58-year old woman pleaded not guilty this afternoon in San Francisco Superior Court to felony gross vehicular manslaughter and reckless driving charges in connection…

Manslaughter, Reckless Driving Charges For Woman Who Allegedly Caused Fatal Pacific Heights Crash

Manslaughter, Reckless Driving Charges For Woman Who Allegedly Caused Fatal Pacific Heights Crash

San Francisco prosecutors said today they are charging a 58-year-old woman with felony gross vehicular manslaughter for allegedly causing a crash that killed a teenage…

Prosecution: “Christmastime Predator” Who Killed Man For Playstation Plotted Crime Over Instagram

Prosecution: “Christmastime Predator” Who Killed Man For Playstation Plotted Crime Over Instagram

A man accused of a fatal shooting in San Francisco over a PlayStation 4 game console made his initial appearance in court today to face…

Watch The Award-Winning Anti-Bulling Videos From San Francisco’s Kids

Watch The Award-Winning Anti-Bulling Videos From San Francisco’s Kids

Students from three San Francisco high schools were named winners in District Attorney George Gascon’s second annual anti-bullying video contest. The “Bye Bye Bullying” contest,…

Identity Thief Scams SF Hotels Out Of Thousands Of Dollars

Identity Thief Scams SF Hotels Out Of Thousands Of Dollars

A known identity thief was arrested again this week for impersonating business executives to stay at pricey San Francisco hotels, prosecutors said today. Duane Allen…

DA’s Office Highlights Animal Abuse, Vandalism As Possible Forms Of Domestic Violence

DA’s Office Highlights Animal Abuse, Vandalism As Possible Forms Of Domestic Violence

San Francisco prosecutors and other domestic violence victim advocates held an annual awareness event on Wednesday to highlight the different forms abuse can take and…

Suspect In Mission Homicide Killed Someone Else In 1976

Suspect In Mission Homicide Killed Someone Else In 1976

5:08 PM: A man accused of fatally shooting his roommate in San Francisco’s Mission District earlier this week has a prior murder conviction on his…

Make An Anti-Bullying Video, Win A $250 Gift Card

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon today is launching his second-annual anti-bullying video contest for youths in the city. The “Bye Bye Bullying” contest is…

Still No Charges After Fatal Rec And Park Hit And Run, Vigil For Victim Thursday

Still No Charges After Fatal Rec And Park Hit And Run, Vigil For Victim Thursday

Nearly a month after a young mother died after being run over by a San Francisco Recreation and Parks vehicle while sunbathing at a Bernal…

Suspect In Stabbing Of Dodgers Fan Released From Jail, DA’s Cites lack Of Witness Interviews

Suspect In Stabbing Of Dodgers Fan Released From Jail, DA’s Cites lack Of Witness Interviews

9/28 8:28 AM: A man arrested in the stabbing death Wednesday of a Los Angeles Dodgers fan was released Friday night from the San Francisco…

Troubled Man Who Shut Down FiDi Streets Twice Has Previous Conviction For Similar Crimes

Troubled Man Who Shut Down FiDi Streets Twice Has Previous Conviction For Similar Crimes

A man arrested earlier this week after allegedly throwing rocks at officers while standing semi-nude on the ledge of a building in San Francisco’s Financial…

Threats To SF Law Firm Worker Drove California’s New Anti-Stalking Law

Threats To SF Law Firm Worker Drove California’s New Anti-Stalking Law

State Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, announced this morning in San Francisco the passage of a law that will extend the length of restraining orders…

DA’s Office Still Investigating Fatal Rec And Park Hit-And-Run At Holly Park

DA’s Office Still Investigating Fatal Rec And Park Hit-And-Run At Holly Park

A San Francisco parks worker who ran over and killed a young mother as she lay at a Bernal Heights park earlier this month drove…

Shock After SF DA’s Office Charges Eighth Grader As An Adult In Fatal Shooting

Shock After SF DA’s Office Charges Eighth Grader As An Adult In Fatal Shooting

A defense attorney today criticized San Francisco prosecutors for charging a 14-year-old murder suspect as an adult for a fatal shooting in the city’s Hunters…

Alleged Naked BART Acrobat Expected In Court Today, Faces Sexual Battery Charge

Alleged Naked BART Acrobat Expected In Court Today, Faces Sexual Battery Charge

The man suspected of being the nude man caught on film harassing passengers and employees at a San Francisco BART station last month was arrested…

Man Accused Of Hate Attack On Transgender Woman Blames Language Barrier

Man Accused Of Hate Attack On Transgender Woman Blames Language Barrier

A man pleaded not guilty today to assault and hate crime charges in connection with an attack on a transgender woman in San Francisco’s Mission…

Three Prosecutors Appointed To Judgeships In SF Superior Court

Three Prosecutors Appointed To Judgeships In SF Superior Court

A local, state and federal prosecutor were each appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown Tuesday to judgeships in San Francisco Superior Court. San Francisco Assistant District…

Arrest Warrants Issued For SF Schools Employees Accused Of $15 Million Corruption Scam

Arrest Warrants Issued For SF Schools Employees Accused Of $15 Million Corruption Scam

A half-dozen current and former San Francisco Unified School District employees are facing felony charges in an alleged scheme in which prosecutors claim more than…

DA’s Office Seeking Alleged Killer Cabbie With Billionaire Boys Club Ties

DA’s Office Seeking Alleged Killer Cabbie With Billionaire Boys Club Ties

A former cab driver who struck and killed a pedestrian with his taxi in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood last August has been charged with misdemeanor…

SF DA Gascón Decks Out Office With $26,000 In Furniture

SF DA Gascón Decks Out Office With $26,000 In Furniture

SF DA George Gascón is taking the advice of a different George (and John and Paul and Ringo) and getting by with a little help…

Pedestrian Struck In West Portal Dies, Case Turned Over To District Attorney

Pedestrian Struck In West Portal Dies, Case Turned Over To District Attorney

A 68-year-old woman who was struck by a car while crossing the street in San Francisco’s West Portal neighborhood last week has died at a…

Man Accused Of Killing Newspaper Vendor Pleads Not Guilty

Man Accused Of Killing Newspaper Vendor Pleads Not Guilty

A man accused of killing a 77-year-old San Francisco Chronicle vendor outside a BART station in January pleaded not guilty to murder and elder abuse…

Man Accused Of Giants Celebration Muni Vandalism Expected In Court

Man Accused Of Giants Celebration Muni Vandalism Expected In Court

A man arrested in connection with the destruction of a San Francisco Municipal Railway bus after the Giants’ World Series win is expected to return…