Bayview Police Station Capt. Greg Suhr, 52, a 30-year veteran of the San Francisco Police Department, will be announced as the new chief today, according to City Hall sources. Read More
A veteran prosecutor with the District Attorney’s Office has been disciplined after a recent training session in which sources say he imitated Middle Easterners in an effort to demonstrate search procedures. Read More
Nearly eight months after the stunning and still unsolved murder that shook The City, the family of a German tourist killed near Union Square was set to return to the place that has forever altered their lives.
Stefan Schröer of Minden, Germany, told The San Francisco Examiner he has no hard feelings toward San Francisco after his wife was shot dead on Aug. 8. Read More
Interim police Chief Jeff Godown has made changes to some of his top command positions as Mayor Ed Lee prepares to name a permanent chief, but the chief insisted Sunday that the moves are unrelated.
Godown announced the changes in an internal bulletin to the department early last week. Read More
So far it’s been a two-horse race for the district attorney’s office with challenger David Onek scrapping with District Attorney George Gascón over public records and conflicts of interest, but it looks like a third challenger is revving up the campaign engine. Read More
A month after District Attorney George Gascón said there had been a rise in white supremacist activity in San Francisco, prosecutors are weighing filing hate-crime charges in a second alleged skinhead attack.The case involves the knifing of a homeless black man in the Western Addition last July 25. Prosecutors say the 56-year-old man asked a white man for change near Fillmore and O’Farrell streets. Read More
District Attorney George Gascón is pushing ahead with a plan for volunteer staffed community courts, and he’s looking at the Bayview and Mission districts as the Petri dishes for his grand experiment. Read More
A Superior Court judge Friday denied an attempt to bar the District Attorney’s Office from prosecuting a case against a man who was shot by San Francisco police in January while in his wheelchair.
An attorney for Randal Dunklin argued that the assault suspect could not receive a fair trial because District Attorney George Gascón, who was chief of police at the time of the shooting, said shortly after the Jan. 4 incident that it was a justified use of force. Read More
An announcement on San Francisco’s new police chief is still two weeks away, Mayor Ed Lee said Thursday, and the latest scandals alleging perjury and warrantless searches by officers are playing a big role in the interview process.
Lee has interviewed two of three “excellent candidates,” but he might have follow-up questions as to how they would deal with the growing list of dropped cases publicized by Public Defender Jeff Adachi.
George Gascón left as chief in January after t Read More
Members of San Francisco’s Middle Eastern and Muslim communities turned out at City Hall Monday for a hearing on the San Francisco Police Department’s intelligence gathering operations, which they worry may be targeting those communities unfairly. Read More