- San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins will reportedly review anti-Asian cases filed during the term of Chesa Boudin.
- Jenkins, who replaced Boudin after a landslide recall election in June, will begin with 12 cases that were initially investigated as hate crimes — before all but two were dropped as such.
- The district attorney has reportedly tasked veteran trial prosecutor and former Deputy California Attorney General Nancy Tung to lead the review.
- In response, Boudin slammed the move as a ruse, saying “playing politics” with charging decisions based on the law “will not make the city safer.”
The San Francisco District Attorney’s Office will reportedly review several anti-Asian cases filed during the term of Chesa Boudin, potentially paving the way for hate crime charges.
Brooke Jenkins, who replaced Boudin after a landslide recall election, will begin with 12 cases reviewed by the San Francisco Standard and KQED in June, according to NBC News. All 12 cases were initially investigated as hate crimes, but only two were charged as such.
- San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins announced that her new policy will permit cash bail “in limited misdemeanor cases as required by law.”
- A request for pretrial lockup may also be permitted when there is a “substantial likelihood” that the defendant will harm a victim or the public or will skip a court date.
- Jenkins’ new policies are similarly compared to Boudin’s reforms.
- Public Defender Mano Raju criticized Jenkins’ new policy in a statement, noting that it was regressive.
- Although Jenkins does not agree with eliminating cash bail entirely, she wants to take the public’s safety into account when defendants are released from custody.
San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins announced her office’s new cash bail and pre-trial detention policies.
- San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins addressed a crowd on Tuesday night to discuss the recent attacks on older Asian Americans.
- “I come to you as a sign of change,” Jenkins was quoted as saying. “You’ve been struggling with feeling unheard and unseen... by the San Francisco D.A.’s Office. You are now seen, and you are now heard.”
- Jenkins, who was appointed to the position just over a month ago, is running for re-election in November.
- During her speech, Jenkins earned applause while pausing periodically to allow a translator to convey her message to those who do not speak English.
- According to Jenkins, she would send a message that “this type of conduct is no longer tolerated in San Francisco” by holding people accountable for crimes against Asian American residents.
- Police Chief Bill Scott acknowledged that attacks against Asian Americans in the city had been going on for over two-and-a-half years.
San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins earned several rounds of applause as she spoke out against the recent attacks on older Asian Americans during a town hall on Tuesday.
The town hall was organized so that concerned residents could speak and air their grievances directly to local officials in the wake of the latest wave of violence in San Francisco’s Chinatown.