A former police attorney has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against Chief Greg Suhr, claiming she was fired in retaliation for seeking disciplinary actions against him.
Kelly O’Haire, a former attorney responsible for investigating and prosecuting disciplinary cases against department employees, filed the lawsuit in San Francisco Superior Court on Wednesday. Read More
In Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors debate over the personal use of furniture, some supervisors took up hours for their own personal use. Read More
A $26,000 gift of office furnishings received by District Attorney George Gascón was approved by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, but not without some questions about whether it was good practice and even if the proper disclosure form was filed.
Last week, Gascón said he had requested help with obtaining furnishings. Donations rolled in, beginning with a $9,999 gift from Ron Conway, the Silicon Valley angel investor guiding San Francisco’s current tech boom. Read More
District Attorney George Gascón on Thursday all but called a police investigation into a fatal traffic accident last year lackluster. The incident involved a former member of the Billionaire Boys Club, a group of young, rich and crooked investors who turned into criminals in the 1980s.
And now the suspect has gone missing. Read More
April 15 wasn’t just Tax Day, it was the deadline for public officials to file their statement of economic interests. State law requires anyone serving in elected office or appointed to a commission to announce any gifts, property or income other than what he or she earns as a public servant. The files are all publicly available on the Ethics Commission website, and here are a few insights from the finances of our leaders in 2012. Read More
Three months after a program targeting San Francisco’s worst drunks was deemed illegal, the District Attorney’s Office is still trying to address the troublesome population. Read More
And the rampant robbery of cellphones goes on.Two more people were robbed of their cellphones in San Francisco on Tuesday and early Wednesday morning, police said. The latest robberies were in the wake of District Attorney George Gascon’s call for major cellphone service providers to help stem the thefts. Read More
With cellphone robberies plaguing San Francisco streets, local law enforcement officials are calling on manufacturers and carriers to beef up security protocols.
District Attorney George Gascón, who recently met with major service providers and is now trying to secure a meeting with smartphone manufacturers, said he believes it’s about the bottom line.
“I get this thing stolen and now I’ve got to buy another one,” Gascón said. The telecommunications industry is “making a ton of money,” he said.
The “war on drugs” is one of the greatest ongoing governmental failures of our lifetime. This policy with roots in the Nixon administration has swollen U.S. prison populations without decreasing criminal activity. It is long past time to reform the prosecution and sentencing of low-level drug offenses. Read More
Domestic violence is a subject on the minds of our government officials lately, with the U.S. Senate finally re-authorizing the Violence Against Women Act on Tuesday. In arguing in favor of the act, Sen. Dianne Feinstein said, “In my days as the mayor of San Francisco, many of the most difficult calls for The City’s law enforcement officers were those of domestic abuse. It was a big problem then, and it remains a big problem today.”
District Attorney George Gascón agrees. Read More