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District Attorney Boudin Announces Cosponsorship of a First-in-the-Nation Bill to Extend Victim Services to Survivors of Police Brutality That Just Passed Key Committee

Today, San Francisco District Attorney Boudin announces that SB 299, a first-in-the-nation bill he cosponsored, passed unanimously yesterday in the California Senate’s Committee on Public Safety on a vote of 5-0. Authored by Senator Connie Leyva (SD-20), the bill would extend services to victims of police violence.

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District Attorney Boudin and Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón Announce Worker Protection Action Against Handy for Misclassifying Its Workers

Today, San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin and Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón jointly filed a worker protection action against Handy, suing the company for unlawfully misclassifying its workers as independent contractors when, in fact, these workers are employees performing the very cleaning and handyman services that Handy sells its customers.

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DA Boudin Announces Launch of Safety and Justice Challenge Fellowship

– San Francisco is the recipient of a $2 million grant by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to continue building on efforts in collaboration with local leaders and the community to rethink the local criminal justice system, safely reduce San Francisco’s jail population, and eliminate racial inequities.

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A San Francisco se le otorgaron dos millones de dólares adicionales por medio de la iniciativa Safety and Justice Challenge de la Fundación MacArthur para reflexionar sobre el sistema de justicia local

San Francisco recibió una subvención de $2 millones de la Fundación John D. y Catherine T. MacArthur para continuar realizando esfuerzos junto con los líderes locales y la comunidad para reflexionar sobre el sistema de justicia penal local, reducir de forma segura la población carcelaria de San Francisco y eliminar las desigualdades raciales.

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El fiscal de distrito (DA) Chesa Boudin anuncia cargos por homicidio en contra de Troy Mcalister por conducir bajo la influencia y chocar un automóvil robado contra dos peatonas, lo cual las mató

Ayer, el fiscal de distrito de San Francisco, Chesa Boudin, anunció la presentación de varios cargos de delitos graves en contra de Troy McAlister, quien fue arrestado por la policía de San Francisco el 31 de diciembre de 2020 por conducir bajo la influencia, pasarse un semáforo en rojo y matar a dos peatonas mientras conducía un automóvil robado.

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Man Found Guilty of Mayhem and Domestic Violence for Burning Girlfirend’s Face and Neck with Lit Cigarette, Stabbing Her with Scissors

Today, District Attorney Chesa Boudin announced that Julius Berry, 29, of San Francisco, was found guilty by a jury of 8 felonies, including mayhem, 3 counts of domestic violence, 2 counts of assault with a deadly weapon and 2 counts of false imprisonment, for various incidents over multiple years where he burned his girlfriend’s face and neck with a lit cigarette, stabbed her in her thigh and abdomen with scissors, and bound and gagged her while holding an electric drill to her temple.

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DA Boudin Joins Governor Gavin Newsom and Other Current and Former District Attorneys to Declare Death Penalty Applied in Racially Biased and Arbitrary Manner

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.

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DA Boudin Announces Cosponsorship of Assemblymember Bonta’s Legislation to Cure the Conflict of Interest for Elected Prosecutors Investigating Police Misconduct

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.

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DA Boudin Announces Pilot Program to Expand Timeline to Collect and Test Sexual Assault Survivors’ Toxicology Samples

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.

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District Attorney Boudin and Three Other District Attorneys Call on the California Victims’ Compensation Board to Provide Victim Compensation to Victims and Witnesses of Police Violence

Today, San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin was joined by District Attorney of Contra Costa County Diana Becton; District Attorney of San Joaquin County Tori Verber Salazar; and Former District Attorney of San Francisco County George Gascon in signing a letter calling for the California Victims’ Compensation Board to change its regulations to allow for victims of police violence to qualify for victims’ compensation.

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DA Boudin and Law Enforcement Leaders Call on State Bar to Create New Ethics Rule to End the Conflict of Interest Between Prosecutors and Police Unions

Today, in the wake of mass protests following the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers, a coalition of current and former elected prosecutors representing millions of Californians in diverse counties banded together to call on the California State Bar to cure the conflict of interest created by police unions’ outsized influence in local elections.

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