A dark cloud will hang over the celebration of San Francisco’s new sheriff Sunday, as the man elected to the post, Ross Mirkarimi, has been accused of domestic violence against his wife, Eliana Lopez. Read More
San Francisco has had the same sheriff for more than 30 years, but this November, as the public safety department faces a new major challenge, voters will select a new leader to take over.
Sheriff Michael Hennessey announced his retirement in February, marking the end of an era of steady leadership by a man well-liked and praised for his innovative programs to help the incarcerated turn their lives around. Read More
An inmate found dead of an apparent suicide in his San Francisco jail cell last month has been identified by the Medical Examiner’s Office as 48-year-old Valentin Georgiev, who was being held in connection with a hate crime attack in The City.Georgiev was found dead at about 4:30 a.m. on Aug. 4 at the jail at the Hall of Justice at 850 Bryant St., sheriff’s spokeswoman Eileen Hirst said.He was discovered while breakfast was being distributed to the inmates, Hirst said. Read More
Candidate for San Francisco sheriff Chris Cunnie picked up a couple of high-profile endorsements in Chinatown this morning from former police Chief Heather Fong and retired Judge Harry Low.In a news conference at the historic Portsmouth Square, Cunnie — a former cop as well as undersheriff — emphasized his connection to the Chinatown area, where he said his father lived for many years and Cunnie worked at the Central police station. Read More
A seasoned law enforcement veteran with political chops could be entering the race for sheriff as soon as Monday.Chris Cunnie, who has worked several law enforcement jobs in San Francisco including undersheriff to retiring Sheriff Michael Hennessey, hasn’t filed papers yet but has been putting out the word to friends. Read More
In just six months, a Muni station agent has racked up more than 1,000 hours of overtime — the equivalent of 125 extra eight-hour work days — to the tune of about $53,700. A firefighter clocked 936 hours in overtime for about $56,000, and a deputy sheriff pulled down approximately $41,520 for 994 hours worked. Read More