District Attorney Kamala Harris picked up some huge campaign donations from labor unions shortly after her Democratic primary victory for state attorney general.
The California Teachers Association, SEIU-united long term health providers, and the Northern California Carpenters each contributed $12,900 to the Harris campaign, according to filings made public this week. Read More
No more drug dealers will be walking free on the streets of San Francisco — at least in relation to the recent crime-lab fallout.
On Tuesday, District Attorney Kamala Harris said no more cases were being dismissed that are directly tied to the lab scandal in which about 750 drug cases were dropped after it was revealed in early March that Deborah Madden, a former criminalist, had allegedly been stealing cocaine from evidence. Read More
San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris has won the Democratic primary for state attorney general.
Harris will face Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley in the general election in November to replace Democrat Jerry Brown, who is running for governor.
Harris beat Facebook executive Chris Kelly and five other candidates Tuesday. Kelly had sunk more than $12 million into the campaign. Read More
The scandal that has unfolded at the San Francisco Police Department crime lab is in its early stages, but issues at other facilities have proved costly in the long run.
Houston is paying out $5 million after a man spent 17 years in prison for rape charges that were overturned on faulty evidence. Read More
The District Attorney’s Office had no formal policy regarding releasing the criminal history of its expert witnesses to the defense, prosecutors told a judge Thursday. Read More
Potential gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown is among several people vying for state offices who will be part of a California Young Democrats forum Saturday. People attending the conference will be able to hear from candidates and ask them questions. San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris, who’s running for attorney general, is scheduled to attend. The event will be from 1 to 4 p.m. at SEIU Local 87, 240 Golden Gate Ave. Read More
The Los Angeles police chief has endorsed San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris in her run for California attorney general. “As a career prosecutor with a proven track record of innovation and success, Kamala Harris knows what it takes to effectively fight crime and keep our streets safe,” said Bratton, who has headed the LAPD, the third largest police department in the U.S., since 2002. Read More
It was the type of crime that investigators regularly see in real estate fraud cases — Maria Fe Valdez and her sister, Marissa Cruz, allegedly befriended a developmentally disabled man who worked at Goodwill Industries with Cruz. Read More
As Democrats across the country descend on Denver next week, San Francisco values will most certainly be represented by the chair of the Democratic National Convention, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Read More
Two murderers in two separate San Francisco homicide trials were convicted Wednesday, District Attorney Kamala Harris announced.
In the first case, defendant Bruce Brooks, 57, was convicted of second-degree murder by a jury for the May 2002 beating death of his girlfriend Juliet Williamson.
The maximum statutory penalty faced by the defendant is 15 years to life. Brooks is scheduled to return to court Sept. 2 to set a date for sentencing. Read More