Want To Knock Your Nonviolent Felony Down To A Misdemeanor? SF’s Public Defender Has A Hotline For That

Want To Knock Your Nonviolent Felony Down To A Misdemeanor? SF’s Public Defender Has A Hotline For That

San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi today announced an information line available to clients who may be eligible for free help to have their nonviolent…

SFPD Refuses To Discuss Their Constitutionally-Dubious Cell Phone Tracker

SFPD Refuses To Discuss Their Constitutionally-Dubious Cell Phone Tracker

Warrantless use of a little known, and controversial technology the San Francisco Police Department uses to track cell phones via GPS — and possibly intercept…

DA Gascon: “We can’t continue to incarcerate people on low-level offenses”

DA Gascon: “We can’t continue to incarcerate people on low-level offenses”

San Francisco’s top law enforcement and justice officials gathered today to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Community Justice Center, a collaborative court that provides…

Five Active SFPD Officers Federally Indicted For Civil Rights Violations

Five Active SFPD Officers Federally Indicted For Civil Rights Violations

Five San Francisco police officers and one former officer have been indicted on charges of civil rights violations related to alleged illegal searches and theft…

Defense: Drunk-Driving Woman Was Fleeing Violent Boyfriend

Defense: Drunk-Driving Woman Was Fleeing Violent Boyfriend

A woman was acquitted Wednesday of driving under the influence of alcohol after a San Francisco jury determined it was necessary for her to drive…

Conflicting SFPD Testimony Leads To Release Of Man Accused Of SF Giants Celebration Arson

Conflicting SFPD Testimony Leads To Release Of Man Accused Of SF Giants Celebration Arson

A man accused of lighting a fire in a trash bin during the celebration after the San Francisco Giants’ World Series win in 2012 has…

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…

Allegedly False Confession Leads To Acquittal In South Van Ness Murder Trial

Allegedly False Confession Leads To Acquittal In South Van Ness Murder Trial

A man accused of a fatal shooting and robbery in San Francisco’s Mission District in 2012 was acquitted of all charges by a jury on…

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…

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…

“Kafkaesque Nightmare”: Man Found Not Guilty In Bludgeoning Death Of Husband

“Kafkaesque Nightmare”: Man Found Not Guilty In Bludgeoning Death Of Husband

A man accused of killing his partner of nearly two decades in San Francisco last year was found not guilty of murder on Monday, according…

Jury Acquits Public Urinator Of Giants Victory Celebration Bottle Throwing

Jury Acquits Public Urinator Of Giants Victory Celebration Bottle Throwing

A man accused of throwing a bottle at a police officer following the San Francisco Giants’ World Series win last October has been acquitted of…