Suspects charged with committing acts of vandalism on Sunday night after the San Francisco Giants won the World Series will be prosecuted in both criminal and civil court, District Attorney George Gascón, City Attorney Dennis Herrera and police department spokesman Carlos Manfredi announced in a joint press conference Tuesday.
Eight men and one woman were charged with crimes connected to the Mission District disorder, including assault on a police officer, negligent discharge of a firearm, robbery, resisting arrest with force and arson, for a total of five felonies and several misdemeanors, according to Gascón.
“[We will] prosecute to the fullest extent of the law,” he said.
Manfredi said that a Muni bus was torched and a shotgun was discharged out of a window on Sunday night. Windows were smashed and newsstands and trashcans were knocked over. Two police officers were injured, Manfredi said.
“What occurred last Sunday was inexcusable,” Gascón said. “They caused a great deal of damage.”
Herrera could not estimate what the damage will cost the city, but vowed to spare no effort to recover the money. “We will go after you where it hurts,” he said, referring to prosecuting the defendants in civil court.
Herrera contrasted Sunday night’s violence with the 2010 World Series, when the Giants beat the Texas Rangers.
“We have a long tradition of celebrating … peacefully,” Herrera said, calling the 2010 parade “a model of decorum and responsibility.”
All three officials stressed that individuals should abide by the laws during Wednesday’s parade.
Gascón said more suspects would be prosecuted. “They will be trickling down the next few days,” he said.
The nine defendants will be arraigned this afternoon at 850 Bryant St.