Former Santa Fe, N.M., Sheriff Greg Solano, 47, pleaded guilty to five counts of stealing police gear to sell on eBay. He admitted to taking a wide range of property — bulletproof vests, printer ink cartridges, cellphone chargers, blank CDs and flashlights. Solano’s plea deal reduced the charges against him from 241 to five, but could still get him an eight-year prison sentence. He claimed he resorted to crime because of personal financial problems. Read More
If life went according to script, we could write our own endings.
But no one knows better than Chris Cunnie that the plot rarely follows suit. If so, we wouldn’t have a scenario where the old sheriff is about to tell an aspiring sheriff there’s actually a new sheriff in town. Read More
The long-delayed JUSTIS project is supposed to link The City’s public safety departments using one computer network. But more than a decade after the plan was put into motion, the Sheriff’s Department is the sole user of the system.
Now the Police Department is promising it will be plugged into the Justice Tracking System by the time the leaves are turning. Read More
Sheriff Michael Hennessey has fired one of his deputies — who is running for sheriff himself — after he allegedly beat a female inmate, but the deputy claims he was the victim of political payback.
David Wong, a 20-year veteran who was the sole candidate to run against Hennessey in 2007 and is running for the post again in November, was fired in May for allegedly striking a handcuffed inmate. Read More
Sheriff Michael Hennessey is asking for an extra $6.4 million from The City’s general fund to keep San Francisco’s jails running through the end of June. Read More
Beloved Sheriff Mike Hennessey certainly picked a good time to get out of the lawman business. After almost 32 years of service, Hennessey will not seek re-election in November. Instead, six men have officially declared their intention to run for the office of sheriff, including Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi and 13-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Department, Matthew Haskell. Read More
At noon Tuesday, District 5 Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi will be on the steps of City Hall where he is expected to make an announcement at noon regarding his run for sheriff.
The campaign is not talking about what the announcement will be, only saying that Mirkarimi “will be joined by supporters, and elected officials.” Read More
As cities such as Half Moon Bay and San Carlos outsource police services to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office, the change could give some officers an overnight income boost.
The day before San Carlos handed its law enforcement to the sheriff to save $2 million per year, Chief Greg Rothaus retired and started drawing a $131,976 a year pension, according to CalPERS, the state retirement system that serves 1.6 million public employees. Read More
San Francisco’s sheriff has renewed a call to opt out of a federal program that defies The City’s sanctuary policy by identifying and deporting illegal immigrants even if they haven’t committed a felony. Read More
The Sheriff’s Department will be allowed to provide security for the November election, the Ethics Commission decided Thursday evening. Read More