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SFBay Archives: trial

Judge denies motion to dismiss Ghost Ship fire charges

An Alameda County Superior Court judge Friday denied a defense motion to dismiss the 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter Ghost Ship master tenant Derick Almena and Max Harris face for their alleged roles in a fire at the Oakland warehouse in December 2016 that killed 36 people.

Former SFPD officer sentenced to 12 months

A former San Francisco police officer who testified against two colleagues in a federal corruption trial received the comparatively light sentence of 12 months in prison Thursday morning. Reynaldo Vargas’s testimony was instrumental in the convictions of Sgt. Ian Furminger…

Court to decide if SFPD officers violated ADA by shooting mentally ill woman

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left a lower court to decide whether two San Francisco police officers violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when they entered a mentally ill woman’s bedroom and shot her as she attacked them with…


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