George Gascon

(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Man convicted of sexually assaulting unconscious woman in Mission District

A jury has found Edison Bolanos, 39, guilty of sexually assaulting an unconscious…

 

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon announced charges on Monday about a national organized retail theft operation that has targeted Union Square since April 2015. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

DA files charges against 16 defendants in alleged retail theft ring

San Francisco prosecutors announced on Monday that charges have been filed against…

 

Officers at the Police Academy are now learning about body cameras from an officer involved in the highly publicized “Fajitagate” scandal in 2002. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Officer in ‘Fajitagate’ scandal now trains police on body cameras

More than a decade ago, three San Francisco police officers got into…

 

Executive director Anand Subramanian speaks as panel members (Front, from left) Judge Cruz Reynoso, Judge Dickran M. Tevrizian and Judge LaDoris H. Cordell sit nearby during a press conference held by the Blue Ribbon Panel announcing their findings of SFPD oversights in San Francisco, Calif. Monday, July 11, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

DA-launched review of SFPD recommends reforms, some already in works

A year-long inquiry into bias in the San Francisco Police Department has…

Executive director Anand Subramanian speaks as panel members (Front, from left) Judge Cruz Reynoso, Judge Dickran M. Tevrizian and Judge LaDoris H. Cordell sit nearby during a press conference held by the Blue Ribbon Panel announcing their findings of SFPD oversights in San Francisco, Calif. Monday, July 11, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
District Attorney George Gascon. (S.F. Examiner file photo)

Gascon to pay $4K fine for illegal campaign contributions

District Attorney George Gascon has agreed to pay a $4,000 fine for…

District Attorney George Gascon. (S.F. Examiner file photo)
District Attorney George Gascon announces charges against two Alameda sheriff's deputies caught on video beating a suspect in San Francisco last year at the District Attorney's office Tuesday, May 10, 2016.  (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Alameda sheriff’s deputies charged for beating suspect in Mission District

Two Alameda County sheriff’s deputies caught beating a man on video in…

District Attorney George Gascon announces charges against two Alameda sheriff's deputies caught on video beating a suspect in San Francisco last year at the District Attorney's office Tuesday, May 10, 2016.  (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Police Chief Greg Suhr, right, appear before District Attorney George Gascon’s Blue Ribbon Panel on law enforcement in February 2016. Both see the department differently. (Yesica Prado/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Preliminary findings of police bias probe find SFPD lacks discipline, oversight

The San Francisco Police Department is opaque in its discipline, arbitrary in…

Police Chief Greg Suhr, right, appear before District Attorney George Gascon’s Blue Ribbon Panel on law enforcement in February 2016. Both see the department differently. (Yesica Prado/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi presents pages of racist texts reportedly sent by SFPD Officer Jason Lai during a news conference at the Public Defender's Office in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, April 26, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Racist texts allegedly sent by SF officers released

The text messages compared blacks to animals and made light of shootings.…

San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi presents pages of racist texts reportedly sent by SFPD Officer Jason Lai during a news conference at the Public Defender's Office in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, April 26, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Gurbaksh Chahal walks into the Hall of Justice in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, April 22, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Safety concerns keep ex-girlfriend from SF tech CEO’s probation hearing

The ex-girlfriend of a former San Francisco tech CEO wrapped up in…

Gurbaksh Chahal walks into the Hall of Justice in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, April 22, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Donald Dewsnup

Pro-development operative loses job after being charged with voter fraud

A pro-development activist arrested and charged last week with voter fraud says…

Donald Dewsnup
An SFPD car sits on the corner of Golden Gate Avenue and Larkin Street in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, April 1, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Recent racism allegations renew calls for federal, state investigations into SFPD

Police critics are once again calling for an investigation into racism and…

An SFPD car sits on the corner of Golden Gate Avenue and Larkin Street in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, April 1, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
An SFPD car sits on the corner of Golden Gate Avenue and Larkin Street in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, April 1, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Law enforcement leaders clash over who discovered latest racist texts

Disagreements over who discovered the latest rash of racist texts sent by…

An SFPD car sits on the corner of Golden Gate Avenue and Larkin Street in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, April 1, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Police Officer Jason Lai (Courtesy SFPD)

SFPD identifies officers caught up in new racist text scandal

New allegations of racism among officers in the San Francisco Police Department…

San Francisco Police Officer Jason Lai (Courtesy SFPD)
Members of the San Francisco Police Officers Association, including president Martin Halloran, fourth from right, at a Jan. 20 Police Commission meeting in solidarity with officers who shot and killed Mario Woods. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Reform panel: SF police union’s misinformation campaign continues

The San Francisco police union’s ongoing effort to discredit a panel on…

Members of the San Francisco Police Officers Association, including president Martin Halloran, fourth from right, at a Jan. 20 Police Commission meeting in solidarity with officers who shot and killed Mario Woods. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF police union claims Gascon made disparaging remarks

San Francisco police union members claimed in sworn declarations Tuesday that District…

SF jail accountability remains in question after ‘gladiator’ fights charges announced

Few concrete plans by San Francisco Sheriff Vicki Hennessy emerged Tuesday in…

No pleas entered in political corruption case; gag order still up in the air

No pleas were entered Monday morning in a corruption case against three…

Police union still seen as a hurdle to reforms as mayor and chief push ahead

As the mayor and police chief continue to reform police use of…

A tale of two police departments

Two contradictory pictures of the San Francisco Police Department were painted Monday…

Leno bill seeks greater public access to police ‘use-of-force’ records

Californians would have greater access to law enforcement records, including those related…