Stories about Zarate

Mayor makes smart move with public defender appointment

Manohar Raju is an excellent choice -- and he will almost certainly run unopposed in November.

Breed may not be opposed in November—but her policies will be

In D5, the mayor's appointee faces a serious challenge. Her candidate for district attorney does, too. And if she appoints a political crony as public defender, the allies of Jeff Adachi will almost certainly mount a challenger.

Rally denounces DA’s failure to charge killer cops

Chant says "Gascon must go!" Who would replace him?

A challenge to sitting judges — and the secretive judicial system

Four public defenders take on the entire political and judicial establishment in an effort of bring reform to the courts

Garcia Zarate gets time served — but won’t go free

Judge sentences him to three years, which he has already served -- but now the feds want to try him again for the same gun crime

Famed lawyer Tony Serra to represent Garcia Zarate on federal gun charges

Trumped-up case against immigrant who was acquitted in the death of Kate Steinle will pit feds against a lawyer who has a long history of fighting political prosecutions

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From the groundbreaking Women's March to the shocking death of Mayor Ed Lee, 48 Hills continued to cover the stories that mattered.

Growing chorus agrees Gascon bungled the Zarate case

While rightwingosphere goes crazy, SF looks at how DA tried to turn tragic accident into murder

Why was Garcia Zarate charged with murder?

Jury verdict shows that the DA's case was shaky, at best -- so why did Gascon pursue this?

Garcia Zarate not guilty of murder

Trial with major political implications is huge loss for DA.