CA Voters Will Decide On DA Gascon-Backed Plan To Reduce Sentences For Low-Level Crimes

CA Voters Will Decide On DA Gascon-Backed Plan To Reduce Sentences For Low-Level Crimes

An initiative backed by San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon that would reduce some low-level nonviolent crimes from felonies to misdemeanors and change sentencing guidelines…

Family Of Cyclist Killed In Folsom Collision “Devastated” That DA Won’t Charge At-Fault Driver

Family Of Cyclist Killed In Folsom Collision “Devastated” That DA Won’t Charge At-Fault Driver

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition responded today to the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office decision to not file charges in the death last August of…

Family Of SF Man Killed When He Tried To Enter The Wrong Apartment Continues To Rally Against His Shooter

Family Of SF Man Killed When He Tried To Enter The Wrong Apartment Continues To Rally Against His Shooter

A San Francisco man gunned down when he apparently tried to enter the wrong apartment in his building in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood…

DA’s Office Declines To File Charges Against At-Fault Driver Who Struck And Killed Folsom Street Cyclist

DA’s Office Declines To File Charges Against At-Fault Driver Who Struck And Killed Folsom Street Cyclist

The San Francisco District Attorney’s Office has declined to file charges in the death last August of a 24-year-old bike commuter in San Francisco’s South…

SF District Attorney Points Accusing Finger At State Senators Who Voted Against Cell Phone Kill Switches

SF District Attorney Points Accusing Finger At State Senators Who Voted Against Cell Phone Kill Switches

Legislation that would require smartphones to come equipped with an anti-theft deterrent known as a “kill switch” failed to pass the state Senate today. SB…

Jury Deliberates For Days Before Returning Guilty Verdict In Fisherman’s Wharf Double Murder

Jury Deliberates For Days Before Returning Guilty Verdict In Fisherman’s Wharf Double Murder

A jury this afternoon found a Fisherman’s Wharf souvenir shop worker guilty of two counts of murder in connection with a fatal shooting of two…

Bay Area Victory: Lowe’s Home Centers To Pay $18 Million For Dumping Hazardous Waste

Bay Area Victory: Lowe’s Home Centers To Pay $18 Million For Dumping Hazardous Waste

A judge has ordered North Carolina-based Lowe’s Home Centers to pay $18 million in damages for environmental violations at stores in California, Bay Area prosecutors…

District Attorney Won’t Be Charging Man Who Fatally Stabbed Dodgers Fan Following SF Giants Game

District Attorney Won’t Be Charging Man Who Fatally Stabbed Dodgers Fan Following SF Giants Game

No charges will be filed in the death of a Los Angeles Dodgers fan who was fatally stabbed in September after a baseball game, San…

Lawmakers Brace For Mobile Company Opposition After Announcing Bill To Require Smartphone Kill Switches

Lawmakers Brace For Mobile Company Opposition After Announcing Bill To Require Smartphone Kill Switches

A growing epidemic of smartphone thefts prompted state lawmakers to announce today new legislation that would require the devices to come equipped with an anti-theft…

SF Sentencing Commission Wants Drug Possession Crimes To Drop From Felony To Misdemeanor

SF Sentencing Commission Wants Drug Possession Crimes To Drop From Felony To Misdemeanor

A sentencing commission created by the city of San Francisco called today for a change in state law to reduce the crime of possessing drugs…

Does SF Need A New Jail? Supes To Discuss Thursday Afternoon

Does SF Need A New Jail? Supes To Discuss Thursday Afternoon

A proposal to build a new jail in San Francisco is the topic of a hearing scheduled Thursday at a Board of Supervisors committee meeting…

Local LGBT Advocate Pleads Guilty To Child Porn Possession

Local LGBT Advocate Pleads Guilty To Child Porn Possession

A former San Francisco Human Rights Commission employee pleaded guilty today to felony possession of child pornography. Larry Brinkin, 67, agreed this morning to a…

The Lunar New Year’s A Big Time For Crime: City Officials Send Alerts To SF’s Asian Community

The Lunar New Year’s A Big Time For Crime: City Officials Send Alerts To SF’s Asian Community

Thousands of safety information packets and red envelopes stuffed with crime prevention tips were ready to be distributed to merchants and residents in San Francisco’s…

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…

With Annual Incarceration Costs Hitting $50,000, Law Enforcement Officials Tout Alternative Programs

With Annual Incarceration Costs Hitting $50,000, Law Enforcement Officials Tout Alternative Programs

A state Assembly committee gathered ideas from Bay Area law enforcement and community representatives at a hearing in San Francisco today on how to help…

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…

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…

Following Release Of Suspect, Family Of Dodgers Fan Slain After Giants Game Seeks Witnesses

Following Release Of Suspect, Family Of Dodgers Fan Slain After Giants Game Seeks Witnesses

The family of Jonathan Denver, the Los Angeles Dodgers fan who was stabbed to death Wednesday near AT&T park (photo above), handed out flyers today…

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…

Motive Still Unclear For Man Who “Went Out Hunting,” Allegedly Killed SF State Student

Motive Still Unclear For Man Who “Went Out Hunting,” Allegedly Killed SF State Student

The suspect in a seemingly random fatal shooting in San Francisco’s Ingleside Heights neighborhood on Monday had threatened others earlier in the evening, and appeared…

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…

Gascon And Mirkarimi Square Off Yet Again, This Time Over Plans To Build New SF Jail

Gascon And Mirkarimi Square Off Yet Again, This Time Over Plans To Build New SF Jail

Top law enforcement officials argued Thursday over whether San Francisco should build a new jail to replace inadequate facilities at the seismically unsafe Hall of…

DA’s Anti-Truancy Program Spreads From One High School To Two

DA’s Anti-Truancy Program Spreads From One High School To Two

A San Francisco anti-truancy program is expanding to a second high school starting this year, the city’s district attorney announced today. District Attorney George Gascon…

Night Court In SF: DA Gascon Expands Hours In Southern District

Night Court In SF: DA Gascon Expands Hours In Southern District

San Francisco’s district attorney announced today that his neighborhood courts initiative is expanding to offer hearings during the evening hours. District Attorney George Gascon launched…

DA Gascon Testing New Smartphone Anti-Theft Software Today

DA Gascon Testing New Smartphone Anti-Theft Software Today

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon is convening a meeting today with two top smartphone manufacturers to test new anti-theft software being installed in the…