Sheriff’s Sgt. Saves Man Found Overdosed in City Hall Bathroom

Sheriff’s Sgt. Saves Man Found Overdosed in City Hall Bathroom

A San Francisco sheriff’s sergeant helped save the life of an unconscious man suffering from a drug overdose who was found locked in a City…

Sheriff Mirkarimi Reports Issues With Driver’s License Resolved

Sheriff Mirkarimi Reports Issues With Driver’s License Resolved

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi today said a problem that led to his driver’s license being suspended has been resolved. Mirkarimi said in a statement…

Sheriff Mirkarimi’s License Suspended Due to Unreported Incident in October

Sheriff Mirkarimi’s License Suspended Due to Unreported Incident in October

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s driver’s license has been suspended by the Department of Motor Vehicles for failing to properly report an accident that occurred…

Supervisors Signal Support of New Jail Despite Outcry of Criticism

Supervisors Signal Support of New Jail Despite Outcry of Criticism

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors rejected an appeal to have a new jail project undergo an environmental impact review and voted in favor of…

Supervisor Farrell Dismisses Sheriff Mirkarimi’s Request for Sanctuary Policy Discussion

San Francisco Supervisor Mark Farrell railed against San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s leadership at the sheriff’s department in the lead up to a July 1…

Mirkarimi Calls for Hearing on Sanctuary City Policy in Response to Shooting Controversy

Mirkarimi Calls for Hearing on Sanctuary City Policy in Response to Shooting Controversy

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi is urging San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and the Board of Supervisors to hold a hearing on the city’s Sanctuary…

Sheriff Questions ICE Staffing Resources Following Pier Homicide

Sheriff Questions ICE Staffing Resources Following Pier Homicide

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi today defended the release of an undocumented immigrant accused in the shooting death of a 32-year-old woman at a San…

Sheriff Announces State Grant to Help Offenders with Mental Illness

Sheriff Announces State Grant to Help Offenders with Mental Illness

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi announced Tuesday the acquisition by the city’s sheriff’s department of a $950,000 state grant to fund programs that would benefit…

Sheriff Mirkarimi’s Wife Debuts One-Woman Play, Relive 2012 Suspension

Sheriff Mirkarimi’s Wife Debuts One-Woman Play, Relive 2012 Suspension

Eliana Lopez, wife of San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, who found herself in the middle of a political controversy in 2012 amid allegations of domestic…

Sheriff Mirkarimi Seeks Termination of Deputy Implicated in Staged Inmate Fights

Sheriff Mirkarimi Seeks Termination of Deputy Implicated in Staged Inmate Fights

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi said today that a sheriff’s deputy implicated in forcing inmates to participate in staged fights has been recommended for termination….

Public Officials at Racial Justice Summit Express Support for Increasing Officer Accountability with Body-Mounted Cameras

Public Officials at Racial Justice Summit Express Support for Increasing Officer Accountability with Body-Mounted Cameras

San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi held a justice summit on race and reform in San Francisco today providing a venue for top officials as…

Judge Wipes Domestic Violence Conviction from Mirkarimi’s Record

Judge Wipes Domestic Violence Conviction from Mirkarimi’s Record

A San Francisco Superior Court judge agreed this morning to wipe a 2012 misdemeanor domestic violence conviction from San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s record. Mirkarimi,…

SF Sheriff Candidates Mirkarami, Hennessy Participate in Community Forum

SF Sheriff Candidates Mirkarami, Hennessy Participate in Community Forum

A community forum will be held this evening to allow incumbent San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi and challenger Vicki Hennessy to debate their views on…

Board Of Supes OKs Sheriff’s Move To Lower Cost Of Calls Made From SF Jails

Board Of Supes OKs Sheriff’s Move To Lower Cost Of Calls Made From SF Jails

A committee of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors endorsed a resolution today proposed by the San Francisco sheriff to lower the cost of phone…

SF Sheriff’s Department Won’t Honor ICE Detention Requests For Undocumented Immigrants

SF Sheriff’s Department Won’t Honor ICE Detention Requests For Undocumented Immigrants

San Francisco has stopped honoring detention requests for suspected undocumented immigrants in jail who would otherwise be eligible for release, joining most other Bay Area…

French President: SF “is the place where tomorrow’s world is being invented”

French President: SF “is the place where tomorrow’s world is being invented”

French President Francois Hollande was greeted by state and city leaders, French-American students and other guests at a San Francisco City Hall reception late this…

Following Death Of Woman In SF General Stairwell, Federal Investigation Uncovers Numerous Privacy Violations

Following Death Of Woman In SF General Stairwell, Federal Investigation Uncovers Numerous Privacy Violations

Federally ordered changes have been made at San Francisco’s General Hospital following the death of a patient who was found in a stairwell at the…

Supe Campos Says There’s The Possibility SF Doesn’t Need A Jail, SFPD Chief Says That “Just isn’t practical”

Supe Campos Says There’s The Possibility SF Doesn’t Need A Jail, SFPD Chief Says That “Just isn’t practical”

A Board of Supervisors’ neighborhood services and safety committee today discussed plans for a $290-million jail project to replace the decrepit jail facilities on the…

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…

“Callous Incompetency”: Family Of Woman Found Dead At SF General Reacts To Shocking Sheriff’s Dept. Transcripts

“Callous Incompetency”: Family Of Woman Found Dead At SF General Reacts To Shocking Sheriff’s Dept. Transcripts

Family and friends of a woman found dead in a San Francisco General Hospital stairwell in October expressed outrage today over documents released that show…

Medical Examiner: Alcohol Factor In Death Of Woman Lost At SF General

Medical Examiner: Alcohol Factor In Death Of Woman Lost At SF General

A woman found dead in a San Francisco General Hospital stairwell in October after disappearing from the hospital more than two weeks earlier died of…

Sheriff Mirkarimi Says Nuclear Agreement With Iran Will Impact Bay Area Persian Community

Sheriff Mirkarimi Says Nuclear Agreement With Iran Will Impact Bay Area Persian Community

San Francisco’s Iranian-American sheriff said today he is hopeful that an internationally brokered agreement to halt Iran’s nuclear program will be an important step toward…

Researcher Who Said Body Was In SF General Stairwell Comes Forward: No Indication That Report Was Investigated

Researcher Who Said Body Was In SF General Stairwell Comes Forward: No Indication That Report Was Investigated

A University of California at San Francisco researcher has come forward as the witness who reported seeing someone lying in a San Francisco General Hospital…

In Wake Of Botched Search For Woman Found Dead, Sheriff Removes Four Staffers From SF General

In Wake Of Botched Search For Woman Found Dead, Sheriff Removes Four Staffers From SF General

San Francisco Sheriff’s Department staffing changes have been made following Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s admission of mistakes made by the department in the handling of a…

Conflicting Reports, Racial Confusion: SF Sheriff Outlines Breakdowns In Search For Woman Found Dead In SF General Stairwell

Conflicting Reports, Racial Confusion: SF Sheriff Outlines Breakdowns In Search For Woman Found Dead In SF General Stairwell

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi today revealed breakdowns in communication and technology that happened during the search for a woman who was found dead in…

Board Of Supes OKs Plan To Apply For Grant To Build $290 Million New Jail

Board Of Supes OKs Plan To Apply For Grant To Build $290 Million New Jail

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors today authorized the city to apply for a state grant to help build a new jail adjacent to the…

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…

Fiona Ma, Malia Cohen, And Eliana Lopez To Appear At Vagina Monologues Anti-Violence Against Women Benefit

A production of the play “The Vagina Monologues” will include well-known local elected officials, community leaders and other dignitaries tonight in San Francisco. The benefit…