DA candidate Sharmin Bock calls attention to SF’s more than 1,000 unsolved murders 

Candidate for district attorney Sharmin Bock is calling attention to the more than 1,000 unsolved murders in The City as part of her campaign platform to reform the Police Department’s DNA lab.

Bock, an Alameda County prosecutor who runs the DNA/cold case unit in that office, will discuss the issue at an event at City Hall at 10 a.m. Thursday morning with family members of murder victims and local religious leaders.

The San Francisco Police Department told a Board of Supervisors committee last year in an application for federal grant funding for the DNA lab that there were 1,151 unsolved homicides in the past 25 years and 910 unsolved rapes in the past 10 years.

Though the Police Department oversees the crime lab, Bock as district attorney would use her “huge bully pulpit” to influence reforms in the DNA lab, her campaign spokesman Jon Golinger said.

“It’s a solvable problem in her view,” Golinger said.


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