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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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