Judge: "It's always the coverup that makes the things worse than the problem to begin with"The San Francisco Police Department and District Attorney's Office are both implicated in allegations that a deliberate effort was made to conceal defects at the city's troubled forensics lab from state in ... More >>
George GascónThe San Francisco City Attorney's Office yesterday contradicted statements District Attorney George Gascón made last week about why his office has refused to release an internal memo criticizing the DNA unit of the city's troubled police crime lab.The memo, which was authored by na ... More >>
Public Defender Jeff AdachiThe 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 >>
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 >>
A kidnapping victim watched his case linger needlessly in court for years. In S.F., he has company.
No sooner had newly minted San Francisco Police Chief George Gascon declared a much-publicized sweep of drug dealers in the city's notoriously crime-ridden Tenderloin neighborhood than doubters began speaking up. After all, as San Francisco Chronicle columnists Matier and Ross noted recently, mak ... More >>