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District Attorney’s office files charges, including hate crime allegations, for string of robberies against Asian women

Today, San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin announced the filing of seven felony charges, including hate crime allegations, against O’Sean Garcia for seven separate robberies against Asian women. The District Attorney’s Office alleges that the string of offenses were racially motivated. Mr. Garcia is scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon and the District Attorney’s Office is seeking his detention.

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District Attorney Boudin joins law enforcement leaders nationwide to urge supreme court not to criminalize lifesaving overdose prevention sites

Today, San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin announces that he is one of 80 current and former elected prosecutors and law enforcement leaders and former Department of Justice officials who filed an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court in United States v. Safehouse, supporting efforts to open the nation’s first overdose prevention site.

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District Attorney’s Office announces partnership to prevent campus sexual violence and hate crimes and support survivors

Today, San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin announced a new partnership between the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office; the San Francisco Police Department, the San Francisco Department of Public Health; and the San Francisco State University Police Department to enhance the reporting and investigation of campus sexual assaults, violent crimes, and hate crimes, and improve support for survivors. The newly signed Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) establishes roles, procedures, and practices across these agencies for responding to reports of sexual violence crimes and hate crimes and ensuring that survivors’ needs are met.

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San Francisco District Attorney Boudin Announces Groundbreaking Civil Prosecution Against Ghost Gun Manufacturers and Retailers

Today, San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin announces that the District Attorney’s Office has submitted for filing a civil prosecution action against three corporations that manufacture and distribute ghost guns throughout California.  Keker, Van Nest & Peters, LLP and the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence are co-counsel in this groundbreaking case.

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District Attorney’s Office Files Charges, Including Hate Crime Allegations, for String of Crimes Targeting Chinese-Owned Businesses

Today, San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin announced the filing of 33 charges, including hate crime allegations, against Derik Barreto for 27 separate incidents against 20 primarily Chinese-owned businesses. The District Attorney’s Office alleges that the string of offenses that occurred between April and August 2021 were racially motivated. Mr. Barreto is scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon.

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San Francisco District Attorney Boudin Announces Investigation Over Potentially Fraudulent Lawsuits Targeting Chinatown Merchants

Today, San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin announces that the District Attorney’s Office is launching an investigation into reports of possibly illegitimate lawsuits targeting Chinatown merchants. There have been reports that lawyers have sent out potentially fraudulent suits under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and have exploited the law to extort small business owners into paying them. This afternoon, members of the District Attorney’s Office staff attended a townhall in Chinatown, where these concerns were voiced by many Chinatown merchants, and the DA held a press conference at the Chinese Chamber of Commerce following the townhall.

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