Tough talk from a San Francisco supervisor running for judge is drawing criticism.
Gerardo Sandoval expressed outrage Tuesday at eight murders in his district in little more than four months.
Sandoval said crime-fighting resources, including gang injunctions, were concentrated in high-crime areas, causing violence to spill over into the Excelsior.
But in a letter Tuesday, City Attorney Dennis Herrera said there is no evidence that alleged gang members bound by the injunction are taking violence elsewhere.
Jim Ross, a consultant for Judge Thomas Mellon, Sandoval’s opponent in a runoff election, said Sandoval’s statements were “close to violating the judicial code of ethics.” Sandoval called the accusation a political attack.