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News, The Snitch DA Candidates Ramp Up Attacks on George Gascón over Efforts to Conceal DNA Lab Memo

DA Candidates Ramp Up Attacks on George Gascón over Efforts to Conceal DNA Lab Memo

Candidates attempting to unseat District Attorney George Gascón in the November election held a joint press conference today to draw attention to Gascón's continued efforts to conceal an internal memorandum criticizing DNA testing at the San Francisco Police Department crime…
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News, The Snitch City Attorney Says DNA Lab Memo Is Exempt from Public Records Act

City Attorney Says DNA Lab Memo Is Exempt from Public Records Act

We reported Tuesday that City Attorney Dennis Herrera's office, contrary to assertions made at a public debate last week by District Attorney George Gascón, had not provided an opinion as to whether a controversial internal memo on problems at the…
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News, The Snitch City Attorney Contradicts DA George Gascón's Statements on DNA Lab Memo

City Attorney Contradicts DA George Gascón's Statements on DNA Lab Memo

The 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…
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News, The Snitch DA George Gascón Defends Handling of Crime Lab Memo

DA George Gascón Defends Handling of Crime Lab Memo

District Attorney George Gascón fought back against attacks on his suppression of an internal memo criticizing the San Francisco Police Department Crime Lab's DNA unit at a public forum for DA candidates last night, asserting that his office was prepared…
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News, The Snitch DA Candidates Call for Release of Secret Crime Lab Memo, Citing <i>SF Weekly</i> Cover Story

DA Candidates Call for Release of Secret Crime Lab Memo, Citing SF Weekly Cover Story

Contenders in this year's election for San Francisco District Attorney have called on current DA George Gascón to release an internal memo that criticizes procedures for analyzing DNA evidence at the San Francisco Police Department Crime Laboratory.The memo, the existence…
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News, Sucka Free City City Charter May Keep Top Contender Out of DA Race

City Charter May Keep Top Contender Out of DA Race

It wasn't a lawyer who wrote "The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter — 'tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning." That was Mark Twain, whose fashion sense redefined…
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News, The Snitch Vu Trinh to D.A. Candidates: "I'm Coming. You Better Watch Out"

Vu Trinh to D.A. Candidates: "I'm Coming. You Better Watch Out"

D.A. candidate Vu Trinh shocked audiences earlier this month at a candidates debate with his blunt responses and confession that he's been arrested twice (both cases were dismissed). So who is this newcomer with an interesting past? SF Weekly sat…
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News, The Snitch DA Candidates Not Playing Well With Others

DA Candidates Not Playing Well With Others

David Onek's ballot designation challenged by two fellow DA candidatesIs the world growing more like a reality gameshow or are reality gameshows merely reflecting the state of the world today? The answer, of course, is yes. Ranked-choice voting, for whatever…
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News, The Snitch DA Candidates Ask Gasc&oacute;n to Recuse Himself from 'Run, Ed, Run' Investigation

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

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…
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News, The Snitch George Gasc&oacute;n Criticized for Considering Three Strikes Law in Alex Trebek Burglary

George Gascón Criticized for Considering Three Strikes Law in Alex Trebek Burglary

Update: District Attorney George Gascón's campaign manager Maureen Erwin told SF Weekly today that she believes David Onek's campaign incorrectly propagated information that Gascón chose to prosecute Lucinda Moyers under the Three Strikes law."From a campaign's standpoint, his opponent has…
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News, Sucka Free City D.A. Candidate David Onek Backed by Investigative Journalist Sy Hersh

D.A. Candidate David Onek Backed by Investigative Journalist Sy Hersh

Candidates for elected office like to talk about the importance of open government. This is particularly true in San Francisco, a city that has established an entire agency — the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force — that ensures compliance with laws…
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News, The Snitch George Gasc&oacute;n Opponent David Onek Vows 'Open' DA's Office

George Gascón Opponent David Onek Vows 'Open' DA's Office

David Onek, who is running against District Attorney George Gascón this fall, says that if elected, he will do something the sitting DA won't: Share department records with the public. He said this all while lambasting his rival, who has…
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News, The Snitch Gavin Newsom to Let Kamala Harris Name Own Successor?

Gavin Newsom to Let Kamala Harris Name Own Successor?

Update: Mayor's office claims reports Gavin Newsom will allow Kamala Harris to name own successor not entirely accurateReports that Mayor Gavin Newsom has decided to let District Attorney Kamala Harris name her own replacement came as a surprise to Harris'…
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News, The Snitch Police Commissioner David Onek to Run for District Attorney if Kamala Harris Wins A.G. Post

Police Commissioner David Onek to Run for District Attorney if Kamala Harris Wins A.G. Post

San Francisco Police Commissioner David Onek announced today that he plans to run for district attorney -- provided current D.A. Kamala Harris, his political ally, wins the November election for California attorney general and vacates the office early."DA Harris is…
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News, The Snitch S.F. in No Hurry to Correct SNAFU, Add Police Commissioners

S.F. in No Hurry to Correct SNAFU, Add Police Commissioners

Last month we reported that a jaw-dropping procedural screw-up would result in the city needlessly having four police commissioners this month instead of seven. Well, that happened. Three commissioners' terms expired on April 30. And, since the Board of Supervisors…
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News, The Snitch SNAFU Will Result in Three Fewer Police Commissioners Next Month

SNAFU Will Result in Three Fewer Police Commissioners Next Month

"Put it off, put it off, blow it off" makes for one hell of a senior quote. But it's no way to run a municipal government. Well, welcome to San Francisco. A delay in appointing and/or reappointing members of the…
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