Today, in response to a rare request by the California Supreme Court for briefing about the constitutionality of California’s death penalty as it is applied, Governor Gavin Newsom filed an amicus brief stating that California’s death penalty has been applied in a manner that is unfair and racially biased.
Today, District Attorney Chesa Boudin announced his cosponsorship of California State Assemblymember Rob Bonta (AD-18)’s first-in-the-nation legislation to require elected prosecutors to recuse themselves from the investigation and prosecution of law enforcement misconduct if they accept financial contributions from law enforcement unions.
Today, District Attorney Chesa Boudin and San Francisco Department of Elections Director John Arntz announced that their offices will work together to combat election fraud in the upcoming general election.
Today, District Attorney Chesa Boudin announced that the San Francisco Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will begin a pilot program to expand testing of all toxicology samples from sexual assault survivors from two days to five days, allowing for samples from survivors to be tested for sedative agents in a much broader time frame following a sexual assault.
Today, on the third anniversary of the Route 91 Harvest Festival mass shooting in Las Vegas, San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin announced the signing and expansion of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between nine Bay Area counties to streamline a coordinated response in the event of a mass casualty crime incident.