Chesa Boudin

San Francisco Examiner

Policing the police: Meet the man Chesa Boudin picked to investigate SFPD shootings

Lateef Gray never saw himself as a criminal prosecutor, having worked as a public defender and civil rights attorney for years. Then Chesa Boudin came calling. San Francisco’s progressive District Attorney needed help fulfilling a key campaign promise: Holding police accountable for inappropriate use of force. Gray had spent years suing cops for alleged misconduct. It was a perfect fit.
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Chesa Boudin says SF police aren't solving enough crimes

San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin is facing a recall effort for what critics have characterized as a "soft on crime" approach. But in a lengthy interview with CBS SF, Boudin pointed a finger at the San Francisco Police Department's clearance rate and said the department needs to do more to investigate crimes and make more arrests.
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District Attorney Chesa Boudin Files Murder Charges Against Accused Infant Murderer

SAN FRANCISCO – District Attorney Chesa Boudin continues to emphasize domestic violence survivor rights, announcing Monday his office has filed murder and assault charges against defendant Joseph Williams for the death of a seven-month-old infant. The infant, who is not Williams’ child, displayed clear signs of blunt force trauma when...
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Baby boy 'murdered' after ultra-woke San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin let his 'killer' go free after two separate domestic violence allegations, with Caitlyn Jenner among those condemning him

A San Francisco man allegedly murdered a seven month-old baby after the city's scandal-hit district attorney twice failed to charge him with domestic violence. Joseph Williams, 26, was charged over the death of Synciere Williams after the infant arrived at at California Pacific Medical Center showing signs of severe trauma last week.
San Francisco Chronicle

California attorney general candidate assails Chesa Boudin, S.F. over crime rate

SACRAMENTO — Anne Marie Schubert, the Sacramento County district attorney, said Monday that she will run for California attorney general next year and lashed out at progressive advocates of criminal justice reform such as San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin. Schubert, a conservative-leaning career prosecutor, said she will run against...
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After death of baby, S.F. domestic violence victim advocates ask whether Chesa Boudin is doing enough

The news itself was crushing. A 7-month-old baby boy named Synciere Williams died Tuesday. The man charged with taking care of him that day, Joseph Williams, 26, was booked by police for allegedly murdering the child. And, it turned out, he’d been arrested twice recently on suspicion of felony domestic violence, in January and March, before being released without charges.
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A recall of District Attorney Chesa Boudin would not reduce crime in San Francisco

Issues of crime and punishment are among the hardest we deal with as a society. Victims deserve justice. Our communities deserve to live safely. Those who come before our courts must have their rights respected and a fair, constitutional process. And we cannot ignore that incarceration can have wide-ranging consequences both for those in jail and for their families and communities.
San Francisco Chronicle

Chesa Boudin recall: S.F. data shows who's funding both sides of campaign

Chesa Boudin drew widespread attention in late 2019 when he ran for San Francisco district attorney as a reformer— part of a burgeoning “progressive prosecutor” movement that aims to shift local prosecution efforts to white collar crime and law enforcement misconduct, while de-emphasizing lower-level property and drug offenses. Now, a...
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Chesa Boudin Featured at UC Hastings Symposium on Police Accountability

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — The UC Hastings Journal of Crime and Punishment hosted a symposium last week to discuss the decades long issue of police misconduct and lack of accountability, inviting a number of panelists including San Francisco District Attorney, Chesa Boudin. Following the tragic deaths of Breonna Taylor and...