Escaped Inmate Captured at Homeless Shelter

Escaped Inmate Captured at Homeless Shelter

An inmate who escaped from San Francisco County Jail earlier this month was located tonight at a San Francisco homeless shelter and taken into custody,…

Inmate Who Escaped From SF Jail Still On The Loose, Also Sought On Houston Narcotics Warrant

Inmate Who Escaped From SF Jail Still On The Loose, Also Sought On Houston Narcotics Warrant

An inmate who escaped from San Francisco County Jail on Saturday morning remains on the loose, a senior sheriff’s deputy said today. Timothy Midgett, 40,…

Have You Seen This Man? Inmate Escapes From SF Jail

Have You Seen This Man? Inmate Escapes From SF Jail

An inmate escaped San Francisco’s Hall of Justice while taking out the trash this morning, according to the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department. The inmate, identified…

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…

Lynne Spalding’s Legacy: UCSF Makes Recommendations To Improve Security At SF General

Lynne Spalding’s Legacy: UCSF Makes Recommendations To Improve Security At SF General

A set of recommendations to improve security at San Francisco General Hospital following the death of a patient last fall was presented to San Francisco…

Missing SFGH Patient Found Safe

Missing SFGH Patient Found Safe

A woman who walked out of San Francisco General Hospital after surgery Thursday was found safe today in the city’s Mission District, a hospital spokeswoman…

Two Head To Hospital After Potrero Hill Shooting

Two Head To Hospital After Potrero Hill Shooting

Two people were injured in a shooting this evening in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood. Multiple shots were fired on the first block of Turner…

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…

That Call Asking You To Wire Money Over A Failed Grand Jury Summons? It’s A Scam

That Call Asking You To Wire Money Over A Failed Grand Jury Summons? It’s A Scam

San Francisco Superior Court is warning the public to be wary of scammers who may ask people to wire money due to failed Grand Jury…

“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…

SF Sheriff’s Deputy Accused Of Bank Robbery Expected In Court Wednesday

SF Sheriff’s Deputy Accused Of Bank Robbery Expected In Court Wednesday

A San Francisco sheriff’s deputy is set to appear in court on Wednesday for a hearing to determine whether he will stand trial on charges…

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…

Family Of Woman Found Dead At SF General Says They Can’t Find Employee Who Made Disturbing Report

Family Of Woman Found Dead At SF General Says They Can’t Find Employee Who Made Disturbing Report

Authorities investigating the death of Lynne Spalding, a woman found dead on a stairwell at San Francisco General Hospital earlier this month, are seeking a…

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…

One Week Later, Family Of Woman Found Dead At SF General Still Seeking Response From Authorities

One Week Later, Family Of Woman Found Dead At SF General Still Seeking Response From Authorities

A week after a missing woman was found dead on a San Francisco General Hospital stairwell, her family is still awaiting answers from authorities and…

Mayor Lee Calls For Independent Investigation Into Death Of Woman At SF General

Mayor Lee Calls For Independent Investigation Into Death Of Woman At SF General

Mayor Ed Lee is calling for an independent investigation into the death of a woman found Tuesday at San Francisco General Hospital more than two…

Family Of Missing Woman Found Dead In SF General Stairwell Wants Answers

Family Of Missing Woman Found Dead In SF General Stairwell Wants Answers

1:45 PM: Family and friends of 57-year-old Lynne Spalding today are asking for more details about how she was found dead in a San Francisco…

Woman’s Body Found In SF General Stairwell

Woman’s Body Found In SF General Stairwell

A woman’s body was found in an exterior stairwell at San Francisco General Hospital this morning, a hospital spokeswoman said. The identity of the body,…

Visiting Hours Extended At SF Jails

Visiting Hours Extended At SF Jails

The San Francisco Sheriff’s Department has announced extended visiting hours at two of its county jails. Visitors are now allowed from 5 to 9 p.m….

SF Sheriff’s Lieutenant To Return To Court For Alleged Domestic Violence Probation Violation

SF Sheriff’s Lieutenant To Return To Court For Alleged Domestic Violence Probation Violation

A San Francisco sheriff’s lieutenant who was placed on probation earlier this year in connection with a domestic violence charge is back in custody on…

Man Who Was Found Unconscious In Union Square Identified

A man who was found unconscious in San Francisco’s Union Square this weekend has been identified, San Francisco General Hospital officials said today. The man…

Do You Know Him? Police Seeking Name Of Man Found With Head Injuries In Union Square

Do You Know Him? Police Seeking Name Of Man Found With Head Injuries In Union Square

Update 10:55 AM 9/9: He has been identified The San Francisco Sheriff’s Department is asking the public to help identify a man who was discovered…

Man With Rifle Prompts Search Near SF Jail

Man With Rifle Prompts Search Near SF Jail

San Bruno police searched the area around Skyline College and the San Francisco Jail looking for a man spotted holding a rifle this afternoon but…

SF Crime Victims Can Now Get Notifications On Offenders’ Whereabouts

SF Crime Victims Can Now Get Notifications On Offenders’ Whereabouts

The San Francisco Sheriff’s Department announced today that it is participating in a program that allows crime victims to be notified of whether an offender…

Sixth And Market Car Chase Ends In Arrests

Sixth And Market Car Chase Ends In Arrests

Two men were arrested after a brief car chase through San Francisco this afternoon, a sheriff’s spokeswoman said. Deputies with the department’s warrant service unit…

Body Of SF Sheriff’s Deputy Found Near Marina Docks

Body Of SF Sheriff’s Deputy Found Near Marina Docks

The body of a San Francisco sheriff’s deputy whose boat was found adrift and unoccupied near the Vallejo Municipal Marina this morning was found in…

SF County Jail By The Numbers: At Least $135 Per Day To House An Inmate

SF County Jail By The Numbers: At Least $135 Per Day To House An Inmate

According to the Ex, “Inmates in San Francisco County Jail have it better than most people incarcerated in California.” But what is “it”? Perhaps some…