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  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    Christopher Porter-Bailey Arrested in Connection to Vicious Pride Weekend Assault

    San Francisco police have made an arrest in the violent robbery and assault that took place in the Castro district during the very early morning hours of June 30, just hours after Pink Saturday festivities. Christopher Porter-Bailey, 23 of Oakland, was arrested on July 26. He is one of the subject ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    Ghost Scam: D.A.'s Office Tries Not to Get Conned While Compensating Con Victims

    This week's feature story, Ghost Stories, explores the series of scams that hit San Francisco's Chinese community over the past year. According to the District Attorney's Office, more than 50 people have been conned out of a combined $1.5 million. Those numbers, of course, are based on victims' rep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Blessing Scam Press Conference in Chinatown Ends With Ruckus Over Free Tote Bags

    Every crime story has that one truly bizarre moment. In the ongoing case of the Chinese Ghost Scam, today was it. Earlier today, DA George Gascón and Board of Supervisor David Chiu hosted a public awareness event in Chinatown, hoping to educate the Chinese community about the ongoing Ghost Scam, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    Black Market Street: Police Reports Show Cat-and-Mouse Game

    In last week's feature story, "Black Market Street," Tenderloin station police captain Joe Garrity noted, in an e-mail to a local resident, that officers had made at least 15 recent arrests around the corner of Market and Jones streets.A look at some of the police reports behind those arrests shows ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi Pleads Guilty, Stay Away Order Still in Effect

    ​(Update 1:30 p.m): Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi pleaded guilty this afternoon to one misdemeanor charge of false imprisonment as part of a plea deal. Prosecutors dropped all three charges against the embattled sheriff in connection to his domestic violence case that stunned the San Francisco community. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Rose Pak's Vulgar Display of Power

    The video of power broker Rose Pak's triumphalist tongue-lashings of the city's elected officials as they rolled beneath her feet at the Chinese New Year's parade is enjoying its 15 minutes of Internet fame.Online commentators relish heaping scorn upon San Francisco when our attempts at progressive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    DNA Lab Memo at Center of Legal Battle in Gruesome 1976 Murder Case

    AFP/Getty ImagesRockne Harmon​A secret internal memo criticizing DNA analysis procedures at the San Francisco Police Department crime lab has become an issue in prosecutors' efforts to obtain a conviction based on DNA evidence in the grisly rape and murder of a San Francisco woman in 1976.San Fran ... More >>

  • News

    August 31, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    DA Candidates Ask Gascón to Recuse Himself from 'Run, Ed, Run' Investigation

    DA George Gascón​Three challengers of interim District Attorney George Gascón in this year's DA's race are calling upon him to recuse himself from a potential investigation of criminal wrongdoing by the committee behind the campaign to draft Mayor Ed Lee to run for a full term.Last week, retired ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    Alex Tourk Quits Dennis Herrera's Campaign

    Alex Tourk, in the foreground, has left the building​Campaign consultants are a bit like roadies -- they tend to work, indispensably, in the background and ought not overshadow the main act (obesity and dressing all in black are not necessary for consultants, however). When roadies take the foregr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    FBI Takes Over Police Misconduct Investigation from DA George Gascón

    DA George Gascon​District Attorney George Gascón said today that he is turning over his office's investigation into alleged police misconduct to FBI agents and the U.S. Attorney's office.Following a press conference, Gascón issued a statement that U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag "has agreed to take o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    SFPD Perjury Scandal: 'Police, Lies, and Videotape'

    Public Defender Jeff Adachi​The San Francisco Police Department said it would expand its review of alleged officer misconduct in several narcotics arrests after defense attorneys revealed more video footage today they say contradicts sworn statements made by officers in police reports.It was the t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Cops Suspended While FBI Investigates Drug Bust

    It's like an a TV episode​San Francisco's Chief of Police has decided to suspend the police department's plainclothes unit at the southern station while the city investigates accusations of perjury and police misconduct during a drug bust earlier this year. The officers involved have been reassign ... More >>

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