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January 10, 2011
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SFPD Chief George Gascón takes DA job

The appointment caps Gascón's brisk rise in San Francisco, and alters the city's law enforcement structure days before the interim mayor is sworn in

John Coté
The San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Police Chief George Gascón said he had no idea when he walked into Mayor Gavin Newsom's office on Saturday that he would be asked to take over as the city's top prosecutor.

Twenty-four hours later, in a momentous Hall of Justice shakeup, Gascón was sworn in as San Francisco's first Latino district attorney - Newsom's final act as mayor before becoming lieutenant governor today. And Gascon said he plans to campaign this year to keep the post.

Full story: SFPD Chief George Gascón takes DA job






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