Ross Mirkarimi

Retired Judge Quentin Kopp has applied for a position on the San Francisco Ethics Commission. (Ryan McNulty/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Retired Judge Quentin Kopp ready to return to City Hall as Ethics commissioner

Retired Judge Quentin Kopp is ready to enforce San Francisco’s ethics laws.…

 

San Francisco City Hall. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SF sheriff’s discipline cases apparently not lost after all

A trio of allegedly misplaced San Francisco Sheriff’s Department disciplinary cases found…

 

Athena Cadence is on a hunger strike against County Jail’s policy on housing transgender inmates. (Photo courtesy Facebook)

Transgender County Jail inmate on hunger strike protesting housing rules

A transgender woman inmate in San Francisco County Jail has reportedly not…

 

A Sanctuary City supporter sits inside a San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting at City Hall on Tuesday. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Supervisors, sheriff reach agreement over sanctuary city law

After months of heated politics over immigration policies, San Francisco reached an…

A Sanctuary City supporter sits inside a San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting at City Hall on Tuesday. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Sheriff’s deputy caught up in ‘Shrimp Boy’ case no longer with department

A San Francisco Sheriff’s deputy investigated for his connections to a defendant…

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

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

(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

A year of scandals, calls for reform and killings

Rising crime, police corruption scandals, a killing on the Embarcadero, and the…

(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi has issued a proposal to reform the Sheriff Department’s policy on use of force inside San Francisco’s jails. (Tony Avelar/AP)

Outgoing SF sheriff calls for reform of use of force policies

As the San Francisco Police Department moves to reform its use of…

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi has issued a proposal to reform the Sheriff Department’s policy on use of force inside San Francisco’s jails. (Tony Avelar/AP)
Vicki Hennessy looks at election results on her phone with long-time supporter Sunny Schwartz. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F .Examiner)

Hennessy unseats Mirkarimi, returns as sheriff

There is a new sheriff in town. Vicki Hennessy won 61 percent…

Vicki Hennessy looks at election results on her phone with long-time supporter Sunny Schwartz. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F .Examiner)

New inmate locator makes it much easier to find someone in SF County Jail

The families and friends of inmates at San Francisco County Jail now…

The Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club is split over whether to endorse Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi in his reelection bid for sheriff in November. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Mirkarimi endorsement splits political Harvey Milk Club

In San Francisco’s upcoming November election, every vote is a vote for…

The Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club is split over whether to endorse Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi in his reelection bid for sheriff in November. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Police union head says deputies can’t patrol

San Francisco police union head Martin Halloran slammed Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s recent…

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi announced this week that a new certification would authorize deputies to patrol city streets . (Ben Margot/AP)

Mirkarimi’s promise of deputies patrolling streets is premature

An announcement by Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi that deputies may soon be patrolling…

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi announced this week that a new certification would authorize deputies to patrol city streets . (Ben Margot/AP)
Sheriff's deputies in San Francisco could begin patrolling city streets alongside police officers now that the Sheriff's Department has received new certification status. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Sheriff’s deputies could patrol streets

San Francisco sheriff’s deputies could soon be able to patrol the streets…

Sheriff's deputies in San Francisco could begin patrolling city streets alongside police officers now that the Sheriff's Department has received new certification status. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi resolved his suspended driver’s license with the DMV on Tuesday.  (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

San Francisco Sheriff Mirkarimi says he has valid driver’s license

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi says he now has a valid driver's…

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi resolved his suspended driver’s license with the DMV on Tuesday.  (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Inmates of the San Francisco County Jail  partake in a child development course on Thursday, July 23, 2015. (Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Unlocking potential: S.F. County Jail offers first college credit classes to inmates

Until this year, Tamara Washington didn’t anticipate she would receive a high…

Inmates of the San Francisco County Jail  partake in a child development course on Thursday, July 23, 2015. (Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
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.
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)