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People gathered for a vigil held for Amilcar López Pérez, who was shot and killed by SFPD. Phoyo by Andrea Valencia

SFPD Protocol Breaches After Perez Lopez Shooting Part of Ongoing Problem for DA

Protocol breaches at the scene of a fatal police shooting last year, a District Attorney spokesperson said, are part of an ongoing problem the District Attorney has with police investigations of shootings by officers. The District Attorney, though he has never indicated the actions amounted to a cover-up, is taking steps to ensure that the police department is not the...
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DA Rules Officers Shot Nieto in Self Defense

The District Attorney announced Friday that the four officers involved in the fatal shooting of Alex Nieto in March 2014 on Bernal Hill, will not face criminal charges. The prosecutor determined the shooting was in self defense. KTVU reports that District Attorney’s office said Sergeant Jason Sawyer, Officer Richard Schiff, Officer Roger Morse and Officer Nathan Chew acted “lawfully in...
S.F. District Attorney George Gascon at a recent press conference.

Counseling for Youthful Crime Witnesses

Children and youth who are witnesses of violent crime can get up to $5,000 in reimbursement for mental health counseling through California’s Victim Compensation Program, San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón announced Wednesday. The goals of the program are to provide counseling to prevent children and youth who are exposed to violence from suffering profound emotional trauma, Gascón said, and to aid them in reaching their...
District Attorney George Gascón talks about his office's neighborhood courts system Wednesday morning at Delancy Street Restaurant. Photo by Carly Nairn.

Gascón Discusses Neighborhood Courts’ Mission

District Attorney George Gascón gave reporters an update Wednesday morning on his office’s 18-month-old Neighborhood Prosecutor Initiative, and announced his plan for a program for juvenile offenders throughout the city. The initiative aims to curb recidivism and keep nonviolent infractions out of the criminal court system. Currently there are nine neighborhood courts, each assigned a prosecutor who works with two...