District Attorney Filing Charges on Defendants Arrested After Giants’ Victory

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

CONTACT: Stephanie Ong Stillman, DA Gascón’s Office, (415) 553-1167 ADA Alex Bastian, DA Gascón’s Office, (415) 553-1931

San Francisco – District Attorney George Gascón announced today that his office is filing charges on defendants arrested Sunday night after the Giants’ World Series victory when certain celebrations became violent and destructive.

“The Giants winning the World Series is cause for celebration not destruction,” said District Attorney George Gascón. “Sunday night’s violence and vandalism does not reflect the spirit of the Giants’ against all odds victory. Peaceful celebrations are encouraged and welcome. Destruction of property and violence, however, will not be tolerated.”

The District Attorney’s Office expects to review the majority of the cases later this afternoon and will make charging decisions accordingly. Of the eleven cases presented to the District Attorney’s Office thus far, nine defendants will be charged withcrimes including assault on a police officer, negligent discharge on a firearm, robbery, resisting arrest with force, threats, battery and arson of property.

Defendants are expected to be arraigned tomorrow afternoon in Departments 9, 11 or 12.

To report vandalism or help identify suspects involved in vandalism, please contact SFPD Operations at (415) 553-0123.