The District Attorney’s Office withdrew its threat to charge a public defender with contempt of court on Monday after the mistaken release to the media last week of sealed court transcripts.
Defense attorney Mark Jacobs told a judge that he had been trying only to send a portion of a memo critical of the Police Department’s DNA lab to an SF Weekly reporter. Jacobs said he hadn’t realized that the sealed transcripts were also attached and was “horrified” about the accident. Read More
Candidate for district attorney Sharmin Bock is calling attention to the more than 1,000 unsolved murders in The City as part of her campaign platform to reform the Police Department’s DNA lab. Read More
District Attorney George Gascón is coming under fire once again from three of his opponents in the November election.This time Sharmin Bock, David Onek and Bill Fazio are calling on Gascón to publicly release a memo from former prosecutor and DNA expert Rockne Harmon, who was hired by the District Attorney’s Office after the Police Department’s 2010 crime lab fiasco. Read More