In a letter on Wednesday, San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott informed radical District Attorney Chesa Boudin that the police force is terminating an agreement that would allow the D.A. to investigate officer-involved shootings, after evidence emerged that the D.A.’s office withheld exculpatory evidence.
Chief Scott sent an email to officers throughout the department, saying the claim that Boudin withheld evidence was of “serious concern” to him.
A spokesperson for Boudin claimed that Chief Scott was only terminating the agreement because one of his officers was facing trial and San Francisco Police Commissioner John Hamasaki accused Scott of tampering with the jury by creating the public impression that the DA’s prosecution had been improper.
“Boudin’s office is currently prosecuting six officers in five separate use-of-force cases, ” according to The San Francisco Chronicle. “The cases underscore what was a key tenet of the progressive prosecutor’s campaign: holding officers accountable for wrongdoing.”
Boudin, the son of a member of the terrorist Weather Underground group, currently faces a recall after being elected in 2019 on promises of criminal justice reform. For the radical left like Boudin, “criminal justice reform” means defunding police, ending the prosecution of “lesser” crimes, and releasing felons back into society.