Screen Shot 2016-05-28 at 10.04.19 AM

Good, many more could and should.

SAN FRANCISCO –– The family of Kate Steinle, whose shooting death last year on Pier 14 at the hands of an illegal immigrant sparked a national uproar over immigration policy, has filed a lawsuit against the federal government, the city of San Francisco and its controversial former sheriff that alleges their negligence led to the shooting.

But it appears the family faces an uphill legal battle because it’s generally difficult to sue government agencies and officials.

The wrongful-death suit, filed Friday in U.S. District Court, seeks unspecified damages for Steinle’s death, naming the city and county of San Francisco and former Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi as defendants. The suit alleges the city’s sanctuary policy allowed shooter Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, an illegal immigrant, to go free without notifying immigration authorities seeking to keep him in custody.

Keep reading…

Screen Shot 2016-05-28 at 10.05.31 AM

82 Shares