San Francisco’s criminal justice community wants to lead the way in changing how California sentences criminals and how they are monitored when they are released from prisons. Read More
Perjury allegations against Mayor Ed Lee will seemingly remain no more than allegations. Read More
Even as new evidence emerged Monday to corroborate a former city official’s suggestion that Mayor Ed Lee may have committed perjury before The City’s Ethics Commission, no San Francisco agency appeared likely to investigate the charges. Read More
Investigators say there isn’t enough evidence to arrest Giants All-Star third baseman Pablo Sandoval in connection with an alleged sexual assault at an Aptos resort, the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.
The Wednesday finding followed a “thorough” investigation into a 21-year-old woman’s claim that on June 1, Sandoval had attacked her at the Seascape Beach Resort after a night out in nearby downtown Santa Cruz. Read More
Gregg Wilcox, who’s battling misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter charges, said in court Thursday that he was not told by his doctor that wearing a walking boot while driving is unsafe.
But Robert Salk, a podiatric surgeon working out of the California Pacific Medical Center’s Davies Campus, said Wilcox never asked. Had he asked, Salk said, Wilcox would have been advised against driving. Read More
Opening arguments are set to begin in the trial of a driver who was allegedly wearing a leg cast when he fatally struck a pedestrian in a Castro district crosswalk last fall.
Gregg Wilcox, 60, is charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter for the Sept. 6 collision at Noe and 14th streets that killed 59-year-old William Cox. Read More
The wife of suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi said she was goaded and then duped by a neighbor into talking about how she was abused by her husband, according to a sworn statement released Wednesday by The City’s Ethics Commission.
Sparks continue to fly in Mirkarimi’s ongoing official misconduct proceedings, which came about when Mayor Ed Lee suspended him without pay in March shortly after his guilty plea in a domestic violence case involving his wife, Eliana Lopez. Read More
Details of Mayor Ed Lee’s city budget proposal will remain unknown until next Friday — but it apparently includes pay raises for elected officials.Members of the Board of Supervisors, the mayor and other high-ranking elected officials are receiving pay hikes next fiscal year.The 11 supervisors will receive a 2.9 percent cost-of-living adjustment, bringing their salary to $105,723 apiece. Read More
A bicyclist will be charged this week in connection with the collision that killed a 71-year-old pedestrian in a Castro district crosswalk last month, though whether he will face misdemeanor or felony charges is yet to be determined.
On March 29, Chris Bucchere, 35, collided with Sutchi Hui, who died days later at San Francisco General Hospital. Read More
Eager to back up District Attorney George Gascón’s recent public support for medical marijuana, prosecutors from his office plan to meet soon with San Francisco medical marijuana providers to flesh out a set of rules agreeable to both sides. Read More