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San Francisco DA Jenkins reveals new pre-trial detention and cash bail policies

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  • 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. 

Jenkins, who replaced ousted former District Attorney Chesa Boudin, revealed on Wednesday morning that her new policy will permit cash bail “in limited misdemeanor cases as required by law.”