Serving under then-District Attorney Kamala Harris, Paul Henderson was a high-ranking attorney in the prosecutor’s office and a potential candidate to be appointed to fill her vacancy when she left her term early to serve as the state’s attorney general.
But before leaving the Mayor’s Office, Gavin Newsom surprised many by appointing police Chief George Gascón as district attorney instead. Read More
Anyone who says they predicted the events of the past two weeks in San Francisco is either a former Enron utility manager or the next Warren Buffett.
In either case, the advice here is to sell early and sell often. Read More
In his second full day on the job, District Attorney George Gascón dropped all charges against a man convicted of murder and sentenced to up to life in prison because there is insufficient evidence to retry the case. Caramad Conley, 40, who was convicted in 1994 of a double homicide in the Bayview, will walk away a free man. The prosecution’s case had relied heavily on star witness Clifford Polk, now deceased. Read More
San Francisco prosecutors Tuesday declined to retry a man whose murder conviction for a 1989 drive-by shooting in the Bayview district that left two men dead and 11 others wounded was overturned by a judge last month.Caramad Conley, now 40, was convicted in 1994 of two counts of first-degree murder, 11 counts of attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder for the April 1989 shootings on Third Street, according to his attorney Daniel Purcell. Read More
I really have to hand it to former Mayor Gavin Newsom. In his last week in office, he engineered San Francisco’s first Chinese-American mayor and first Hispanic district attorney. You can bet he will be bragging about this in between sharpening pencils and playing solitaire as lieutenant governor. Read More
After only 17 months as San Francisco’s police chief, George Gascón managed to make staffing changes, reorganize the department, slash overtime and reduce crime. But now many wonder how, as the city’s newly appointed top prosecutor, he will transform the District Attorney’s Office. Read More
Outgoing Mayor Gavin Newsom tapped police Chief George Gascón to replace Kamala Harris as district attorney Sunday, in a surprise selection that apparently materialized just a day earlier. Read More
The SFPD is accusing a member of the Patrol Special Police force of picking up a transgender prostitute and frequenting a Tenderloin bar it says is known for connecting transgender prostitutes with johns — behavior the department calls unbecoming of his position. Read More
A temporary job as the new police chief of San Francisco could end up as a yearlong position if The City’s political transitions make recruiting for the top-cop job difficult.After former Chief George Gascón was sworn in as San Francisco’s new district attorney Sunday, Assistant Chief of Operations Jeff Godown was named interim head of the SFPD. Read More
Assistant Chief of Operations Jeff Godown will be interim chief of the San Francisco Police Department until a permanent replacement is found, according to a department spokesman.
On Sunday, Chief George Gascon was selected as district attorney, 18 months after he took over the top position in the police department. Read More