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California Voters to Weigh Reduced Punishments for Nonviolent Crime

June 26, 2014 | 4:23 pm

California Voters to Weigh Reduced Punishments for Nonviolent Crime

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Measure by San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón is the sixth to qualify for November ballot.

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Four San Francisco Cops Plead Not Guilty to Federal Charges

February 28, 2014 | 2:30 pm

Four San Francisco Cops Plead Not Guilty to Federal Charges

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Federal grand jury indictments stem from series of 2011 incidents disclosed by city’s public defender.

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Bay Area in Forefront of Campaign Against Human Trafficking

January 14, 2014 | 7:00 am

Bay Area in Forefront of Campaign Against Human Trafficking

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Officials in San Francisco and Oakland unveil new efforts to fight trade that often preys on children.

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Gascon Calls on Mirkarimi to Recuse Himself From Domestic Violence Duties; Jane Kim Says Would Support Recall

October 10, 2012 | 3:23 pm

Gascon Calls on Mirkarimi to Recuse Himself From Domestic Violence Duties; Jane Kim Says Would Support Recall

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Political analyst Corey Cook told me today in relation to the Mirkarimi vote that his “hope is that last night ended this and now we can talk about other things … rather than continuing to litigate this issue about whether Mirkarimi should be removed.” That’s may be wishful thinking. DA George Gascon today called on […]

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April 23, 2012 | 11:20 am

Gascon on Mirkarimi: ‘Rationalization’ is ‘Typical of Criminal Defendant’; Audio, Transcript

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On the eve of the San Francisco Ethics Commission taking up misconduct charges against Ross Mirkarimi, District Attorney George Gascon got in some last licks against the suspended sheriff. In an interview on KCBS radio yesterday, Gascon took issue with Mirkarimi’s recent characterization of the incident with his wife that led to a sentence of […]

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February 14, 2012 | 5:09 pm

Lee Campaign Contributors Charged by Gascon

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San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon filed misdemeanor charges against two contributors to Mayor Ed Lee’s 2011 mayoral campaign late Tuesday afternoon. Passenger shuttle company Go Lorrie’s Travel and Tours is charged with making $11,500 in illegal contributions to Lee’s campaign by passing the money through its drivers and staff. Jason Perez, 40, of San […]

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A.M. Splash: OPD Acting Chief Sworn In; Parents Accuse Bernal Heights Principal of Abuse; Traffic Ticket Amnesty Planned; Gascon Double Dipping

October 14, 2011 | 9:16 am

A.M. Splash: OPD Acting Chief Sworn In; Parents Accuse Bernal Heights Principal of Abuse; Traffic Ticket Amnesty Planned; Gascon Double Dipping

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Interim Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan sworn in (Oakland Tribune) Interim police Chief Howard Jordan was sworn into the office Thursday for the second time in less than three years. Jordan, a 23-year veteran of the Oakland Police Department, will replace outgoing Chief Anthony Batts, who announced his resignation Tuesday. Jordan had been the department’s […]

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June 23, 2011 | 2:25 pm

Gascon to Refile Hate Crimes Charge in Robbery of Transgender Woman

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SAN FRANCISCO – Wire Reports – San Francisco prosecutors say they plan to challenge a judge’s decision to dismiss hate crime allegations against two men charged with beating a transgender woman in the city’s Mission District. District Attorney George Gascon said Superior Court Judge Bruce Chan ruled at the end of the suspects’ preliminary hearing […]

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April 7, 2011 | 12:44 pm

Live Tweeting Adachi/Gascon at USF Criminal Justice Forum

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KQED’s Peter Jon Shuler is at the Criminal Justice Forum at USF, where San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon are speaking and answering questions. I’d imagine the ongoing to-do over the SFPD video scandal will come up at some point. Last week, interim police chief Jeff Godown was […]

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SFPD Shuts Down Plainclothes Unit as New Video Surfaces; Watch Videos Online

March 4, 2011 | 1:25 pm

SFPD Shuts Down Plainclothes Unit as New Video Surfaces; Watch Videos Online

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The San Francisco Police Department is shutting down the plainclothes division at its Southern Station, Interim Police Chief Jeff Godown said, due to allegations by the Public Defender’s Office of illegal police conduct during arrests. KQED’s Peter Jon Shuler attended today’s SFPD press conference addressing the allegations. He reports that a team of six accused […]

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