The Bay Citizen brings us this not-so-surprising news this morning that BART officer James Crowell is off the hook for the July 2011 incident where he shot and killed a homeless man in the Civic Center BART station. The incident, which sparked monthlong protests at BART stations, occurred on July 3, ... More >>
Free and pissedDennis Peron has said it all along. For decades, the Castro District resident -- one of the fathers of the American medical cannabis movement -- has maintained that marijuana is medicine. And for just under a year, Peron has been insisting that he's innocent of narcotics and ... More >>
Kamala HarrisQuestions About Secrecy Surrounding Document PersistThe San Francisco District Attorney's Office has quietly begun supplying criminal defense lawyers with an internal memo that criticizes the work of the San Francisco Police Department Crime lab's DNA Unit.The document, obtained by S ... More >>
Rockne HarmonDistrict Attorney Releases Critique of DNA Evidence in 2007 HomicideA highly regarded prosecutor and DNA expert who was employed for three years at the San Francisco District Attorney's office authored a critique of work at the San Francisco Police Department crime lab earlier this y ... More >>
Rockne HarmonDA's Office Denies Memo's Existence, But Prosecutor and DNA Expert Says He Wrote It in MarchOne of the nation's foremost DNA experts says he wrote an in-house report for the San Francisco District Attorney's office criticizing the DNA unit of the San Francisco Police Department Crime ... More >>
Aiyisha HassanThe rash of young gays and lesbians committing suicide has now struck the country's LGBT capital here in the Bay Area: Aiyisha Hassan, a 20-year-old Marin County native who identified as lesbian, killed herself on October 5. Hassan was a former student at Howard University in Washin ... More >>
Whatever you do, don't say "I gave at the office..."Dennis Herrera, who not long ago announced plans to move his operations down the hall from the city attorney's office to that of San Francisco mayor, has issued a warning to city workers feeling particularly enthusiastic about his or anyone else ... More >>
As D.A. Kamala Harris campaigns to be attorney general, her success rate in felony trials has dropped below that of any big-city prosecutor in California.
A phony dermatologist misdiagnosed patients and stuck them with needles. It took four years for the medical board to figure it out.
They once called him a savior who helped people in need. Today, Edwin Parada is accused of taking money from Latinos unfamiliar with real estate laws.
Half of U.S. Attorney Kevin Ryan's lawyers have quit. But as he remains bunkered against criticism, who's minding the shop?
Why S.F.'s police watchdog agency has never been effective - and why Prop. H won't change that
Why the Legislature shouldn't extend the city's medical marijuana identification system statewide
S.F. Archbishop William Levada styles himself as a leading advocate for openness among Catholic leaders on the clergy sex-abuse issue. So why doesn't he practice what he preaches?
A peek inside a new form of Russian organized crime and an ingenious method of turning credit card mailings into large amounts of cash
San Francisco's Providian Financial was once the most despised company in the credit card industry. Now, after a humbling fall, it just wants to be loved.
From Russia With Sleaze
Forgive and Remember
Twelve convicted drug dealers and other major felons have recently been employed by the San Francisco Housing Authority. But are there even more criminals on the public payroll?
Despite the deaths of Aaron Williams and Mark Garcia, the SFPD continues to use pepper spray on suspects who stand a good chance of dying in custody.