Crime

In this handout image provided by the California Department of Corrections, convicted murderer Scott Peterson poses for a mug shot March 17, 2005 in San Quentin, California. Judge Alfred A. Delucchi sentenced Peterson to death March 16 for murdering his wife, Laci Peterson, and their unborn child. (California Department of Corrections via Getty Images/TNS)

Prosecutors to retry penalty phase of Scott Peterson trial

2003 discovery of Laci Peterson’s body led to sensational high-profile murder trial of husband

 

A lab worker from the Medical Examiner’s Office was arrested with an evidence bag of methamphetamine in August. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Audit over lab worker meth arrest finds medical examiner is missing drugs

An audit of the Medical Examiner’s Office prompted by the arrest of…

 

The Hall of Justice building at 850 Bryant St. is notorious for sewage leaks and is known to be seismically unsafe. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFPD speeding up Hall of Justice exit after another ‘large leak’

San Francisco police can’t get out of the decrepit Hall of Justice…

 

Tire tracks were visible at Mission and Ruth streets after a sideshow in the area on Sept. 7 that ended in a fatal shooting. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Supes pass legislation to increase penalties for sideshow drivers

San Francisco is clamping down on the dangerous sideshow driving craze that…

Tire tracks were visible at Mission and Ruth streets after a sideshow in the area on Sept. 7 that ended in a fatal shooting. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The Hall of Justice building at 850 Bryant St. on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Suspect charged with assault for allegedly punching ‘free speech’ rally organizer

A suspect arrested for allegedly punching the organizer of a “free speech”…

The Hall of Justice building at 850 Bryant St. on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Police release an image a cracked windshield on a Prius that Cesar Vargas allegedly tried to carjack. Vargas, who was shot by police a short time later, can be seen in videos jumping on the windshield and pushing a Muni passenger who disembarked from a bus. (Courtesy SFPD

SFPD releases videos of deadly police shooting

Cesar Vargas killed after reports of carjacking with knife

Police release an image a cracked windshield on a Prius that Cesar Vargas allegedly tried to carjack. Vargas, who was shot by police a short time later, can be seen in videos jumping on the windshield and pushing a Muni passenger who disembarked from a bus. (Courtesy SFPD
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Two victims identified in deadly Friday shootings

Quadruple shooting kills one in Sunnydale, man gunned down in Hunters Point

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Jose Ines Garcia Zarate (Michael Macor/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool)

Judge mulls Kate Steinle shooter’s competency to stand trial

A federal judge heard testimony Friday over whether the undocumented man who…

Jose Ines Garcia Zarate (Michael Macor/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Officers named in fatal SFPD shooting of 21-year-old man

The officers involved in the first deadly San Francisco police shooting in…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
(Courtesy SF Zoo)

Missing SF Zoo lemur recovered in Daly City

San Francisco police said Thursday evening that a 21-year-old lemur, stolen from…

(Courtesy SF Zoo)
Policymakers are not taking action in assisting survivors of sexual violence in The City and country. (Shutterstock photo)

Our leaders must address sexual violence as an urgent policy concern

By Bianca Rosen Sexual violence is a public health crisis. Every 73…

Policymakers are not taking action in assisting survivors of sexual violence in The City and country. (Shutterstock photo)
Robert F. Smith, a private equity investor, is sometimes described as the wealthiest Black American. (Shutterstock)

Feds in SF announce tax enforcement actions against two billionaires

Federal authorities in San Francisco on Thursday announced tax enforcement actions against…

Robert F. Smith, a private equity investor, is sometimes described as the wealthiest Black American. (Shutterstock)
Lemur (Courtesy SF Zoo)

SF Zoo officials seek missing lemur

Officials with the San Francisco Zoo and Gardens announced Wednesday a male…

Lemur (Courtesy SF Zoo)
A police car outside Balboa High School on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Two charged in SoMa killing

Two suspects arrested in connection with the killing of a 35-year-old man…

A police car outside Balboa High School on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Police lights (Shutterstock)

2 injured in separate shootings overnight

Two people were injured in separate shootings Tuesday night and early Wednesday…

Police lights (Shutterstock)

Man fatally shot by police identified as 21-year-old Fairfield resident

A man who was shot and killed by police in San Francisco…

Carjacking suspect shot and killed while being detained by police

San Francisco police shot and killed a person after an alleged attempted…

SF man sentenced to 100 months in prison for credit card scheme

Marcus Felder convicted of using id theft to pay for first class flights, hotel rooms

Supes, district attorney denounce Tenderloin attacks on elderly Asian women

Following the arrest of a man this week in connection with two…

Contractors charged in Nuru corruption scandal plead guilty

Two contractors accused of bribing former Public Works head Mohammed Nuru in…