San Francisco politicians like to boast that ours is a "world-class city." It certainly pays like one. Police Chief Greg Suhr will soon become the city's highest-paid employee -- and best-compensated police chief in the nation -- with a pending bump to $307,000. It's been a lucrative year for San Fr ... More >>
SFPDOfficer Nick-Tomasito Birco, killed in 2006A somewhat bizarre trial four years after the death of San Francisco Police Office Nick-Tomasito Birco yesterday resulted in the murder conviction of one of his accused killers, Steven Petrilli. The 24-year-old was found guilty of first-degree murder ... More >>
Hugues de la PlazaWith CBS' 48 Hours preparing to show its take on the beguiling Hugues de La Plaza case on Saturday, much has been made of an elusive medical report the show's producers managed to turn up. In it, former San Francisco Medical Examiner Dr. Michael Ferenc concludes, unambiguously, ... More >>
S.F. investigators explain why Hugues de la Plaza's stabbing death wasn't ruled a homicide.
In mid-September, attendees at the annual meeting of the National Association of Medical Examiners got to see a detailed, audio-visual presentation aiming to explain why the bizarre 2007 death of French immigrant Hugues de la Plaza was not ruled a murder -- despite protests of friends, family, a ... More >>