Minorities are not well-represented on San Francisco’s civil grand jury, to the detriment of their communities, a committee of Superior Court judges said Tuesday.
The overwhelming majority of applicants to the volunteer civilian watchdog group are white, with Asian, black, Hispanic and American Indian candidates numbering only a handful, according to the court. Read More
With a court reporter’s grand jury transcripts still missing in a major murder case involving last year’s fatal shooting of a German tourist, a judge Monday declined to throw out the case against the suspects. Read More
District Attorney George Gascón announced Friday indictments of seven alleged gang members accused of gunning down a German tourist in 2010 and explained why he pursued indictments through the secretive and lengthy Grand Jury process. Read More
San Francisco spends about a half-billion dollars every year on a group of nonprofits handling an array of services, but the system has faced criticism for lack of accountability. Read More