Kathryn Steinle

Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, right, is lead into the courtroom by San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, left, and Assistant District Attorney Diana Garciaor, center, for arraignment on July 7, 2015. (Michael Macor/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)

Man charged in fatal shooting of Kathryn Steinle on Pier 14 denied motion for dismissal

Attempts to dismiss the charges against a Mexican citizen accused of killing…

 

Sheriff Vicki Hennessy  (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF’s new sheriff at odds with supervisors over immigration policy

San Francisco’s newly elected Sheriff Vicki Hennessy doubled down Thursday on her…

 

Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, right, is lead into the courtroom by San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, left, for Lopez-Sanchez's arraignment at the Hall of Justice on July 7.  (Michael Macor/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool)

Steinle homicide defendant returns to court today

The preliminary hearing of the man accused of fatally shooting Kathryn Steinle…

 

The bullet that killed Kathryn Steinle on Pier 14 in July reportedly ricocheted off the ground before it fatally struck the San Francisco woman, according to expert testimony on Wednesday. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Ricocheted bullet appears to have killed Steinle, firearms expert testifies

A single bullet ricocheted off the concrete ground of Pier 14 before…

The bullet that killed Kathryn Steinle on Pier 14 in July reportedly ricocheted off the ground before it fatally struck the San Francisco woman, according to expert testimony on Wednesday. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Jim Steinle, father of Kathryn Steinle, killed on a San Francisco pier, allegedly by a man previously deported several times, listens to opening statements before testifying before a Senate Judiciary hearing to examine the Administration's immigration enforcement policies, in Washington, Tuesday. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

House passes bill to crack down on ‘sanctuary cities’

WASHINGTON — House Republicans approved legislation Thursday cracking down on "sanctuary cities"…

Jim Steinle, father of Kathryn Steinle, killed on a San Francisco pier, allegedly by a man previously deported several times, listens to opening statements before testifying before a Senate Judiciary hearing to examine the Administration's immigration enforcement policies, in Washington, Tuesday. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

Consider victims if policy changes

The tragic shooting of Kathryn Steinle has shaken San Francisco. In this…

SF Juvenile Justice Center, Monday July 20, 2015. (Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

SF Juvenile Probation Department communicates with feds on immigration

San Francisco’s Juvenile Probation Department booked 21 undocumented immigrants into juvenile hall…

SF Juvenile Justice Center, Monday July 20, 2015. (Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi speaks at a press conference about the circumstances that led up to the April 15, 2015 release of Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, the man in custody for the shooting death of a woman on San Francisco's pier 14 on July 1, 2015. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Due Process for All Ordinance revisited in wake of Steinle homicide

After weeks of political mud slinging over who’s at fault for the…

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi speaks at a press conference about the circumstances that led up to the April 15, 2015 release of Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, the man in custody for the shooting death of a woman on San Francisco's pier 14 on July 1, 2015. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez.

Suspect in Kathryn Steinle killing appears in court

The man accused of killing a 32-year-old woman on Pier 14 on…

Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez.
Jim Steinle, father of Kathryn Steinle, killed on a San Francisco Pier by a man previously deported several times, testiifies a Senate Judiciary hearing in Washington, Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Steinle told the Senate Judiciary Committee that Congress should push forward with efforts to close legal loopholes that currently allow local authorities to decide if they will cooperate with federal immigration authorities.   (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

Father of woman killed at SF pier urges immigration changes

The family of a California woman shot and killed while walking along…

Jim Steinle, father of Kathryn Steinle, killed on a San Francisco Pier by a man previously deported several times, testiifies a Senate Judiciary hearing in Washington, Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Steinle told the Senate Judiciary Committee that Congress should push forward with efforts to close legal loopholes that currently allow local authorities to decide if they will cooperate with federal immigration authorities.   (AP Photo/Molly Riley)
San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi speaks at a press conference about the circumstances that led up to the April 15, 2015 release of Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, suspect in the killing of Kathryn Steinle. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

SF Sheriff calls for clarity regarding communication with feds on undocumented persons

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi on Thursday called for a Board of…

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi speaks at a press conference about the circumstances that led up to the April 15, 2015 release of Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, suspect in the killing of Kathryn Steinle. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
In this Tuesday, July 7, 2015 photo, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, right, is lead into the courtroom by San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, left, and Assistant District Attorney Diana Garciaor, center, for his arraignment at the Hall of Justice in San Francisco.  (Michael Macor/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool)

Republicans blast DHS head over San Francisco pier killing

WASHINGTON — Angry House Republicans blasted the Obama administration Tuesday over the…

In this Tuesday, July 7, 2015 photo, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, right, is lead into the courtroom by San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, left, and Assistant District Attorney Diana Garciaor, center, for his arraignment at the Hall of Justice in San Francisco.  (Michael Macor/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool)
People put white carnations into a glass vase in honor of Kathryn Steinle on Tuesday, July 14, 2015. (Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Update: SF mayor calls for end to sheriff’s policy that bars communication with ICE

The finger pointing over the death of Kathryn Steinle has not ended.…

People put white carnations into a glass vase in honor of Kathryn Steinle on Tuesday, July 14, 2015. (Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
This image provided by Fox News Channel shows, host Bill O'Reilly speaking with James Steinle and Elizabeth Sullivan, parents of Kathryn Steinle, during an interview by satellite for "The O'Reilly Factor" on Monday, July 13, 2015. Steinle was walking along a San Francisco pier July 1, when she was killed by a gun allegedly fired by Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, who is in the country illegally. The interview airs Monday at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on the Fox News Channel.  (Fox News Channel via AP)

Pier 14 victim’s parents make appearance on O’Reilly Factor, back law targeting immigrants who are felons

The parents of slain 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle appeared Monday evening on the…

This image provided by Fox News Channel shows, host Bill O'Reilly speaking with James Steinle and Elizabeth Sullivan, parents of Kathryn Steinle, during an interview by satellite for "The O'Reilly Factor" on Monday, July 13, 2015. Steinle was walking along a San Francisco pier July 1, when she was killed by a gun allegedly fired by Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, who is in the country illegally. The interview airs Monday at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on the Fox News Channel.  (Fox News Channel via AP)
San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi speaks at a press conference about the circumstances that led up to the April 15, 2015 release of Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, the man in custody for the shooting death of a woman on San Francisco's pier 14 on July 1, 2015. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Sheriff defends release of alleged Pier 14 shooter, blames feds for failing to deport

San Francisco’s embattled sheriff, Ross Mirkarimi, defended his department’s release of Juan…

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi speaks at a press conference about the circumstances that led up to the April 15, 2015 release of Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, the man in custody for the shooting death of a woman on San Francisco's pier 14 on July 1, 2015. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez stands in court with his attorney and pleads not guilty to homicide during his arraignment at the Hall of Justice on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, in San Francisco. Prosecutors have charged the Mexican immigrant with murder in the waterfront shooting death of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle.  (Michael Macor/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool)
Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez stands in court with his attorney and pleads not guilty to homicide during his arraignment at the Hall of Justice on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, in San Francisco. Prosecutors have charged the Mexican immigrant with murder in the waterfront shooting death of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle.  (Michael Macor/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool)
The SFPD's marine unit retrieves an object from the Bay near Pier 14 on July 2 in San Francisco. On Friday, police announced that the gun found in the water last week was used in the shooting death of Kathryn Steinle. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Police confirm gun found in water off Pier 14 killed Kathryn Steinle

The handgun recovered by a police dive team last week from the…

The SFPD's marine unit retrieves an object from the Bay near Pier 14 on July 2 in San Francisco. On Friday, police announced that the gun found in the water last week was used in the shooting death of Kathryn Steinle. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi speaks at a news conference about the circumstances that led up to the April 15, 2015 release of Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, the man charged in the shooting death of a woman on Pier 14. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

SF sheriff defends release of immigrant suspect

San Francisco's sheriff on Friday staunchly defended the release of a Mexican…

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi speaks at a news conference about the circumstances that led up to the April 15, 2015 release of Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, the man charged in the shooting death of a woman on Pier 14. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
A U.S. Coast Guard boat patrols by Pier 14 following a vigil for Kathryn Steinle, Monday, July 6, 2015, on Pier 14 in San Francisco. Steinle was gunned down while out for an evening stroll at Pier 14 with her father and a family friend on Wednesday, July 1. (AP Photo/Beck Diefenbach)

Argument against sanctuary skirts issue

On March 30, 1981, a mentally ill man named John Hinckley Jr.…

A U.S. Coast Guard boat patrols by Pier 14 following a vigil for Kathryn Steinle, Monday, July 6, 2015, on Pier 14 in San Francisco. Steinle was gunned down while out for an evening stroll at Pier 14 with her father and a family friend on Wednesday, July 1. (AP Photo/Beck Diefenbach)
Father Cameron Faller, of Restorative Justice Ministry, answers questions before a vigil for Kathryn Steinle, Monday, July 6, 2015, on Pier 14 in San Francisco. Steinle was shot and killed on Wednesday, July 1st on Pier 14. Francisco Sanchez was arrested for the shooting. (AP Photo/Beck Diefenbach)

Pier 14 homicide reaction: Study unsupportive of ‘immigrants as criminals’ narrative

As the media and politicians spin the killing of Kathryn Steinle into…

Father Cameron Faller, of Restorative Justice Ministry, answers questions before a vigil for Kathryn Steinle, Monday, July 6, 2015, on Pier 14 in San Francisco. Steinle was shot and killed on Wednesday, July 1st on Pier 14. Francisco Sanchez was arrested for the shooting. (AP Photo/Beck Diefenbach)