The election of former public defender Chesa Boudin as San Francisco district attorney has spurred officers with the city's police union to call for an end to an agreement that gave the District Attorney’s Office control over criminal investigations into police shootings.
At a recent meeting with Police Chief Bill Scott, members of the San Francisco Police Officers Association pressured the chief to withdraw from the deal over concerns that Boudin cannot be “neutral and unbiased” while investigating police, the San Francisco Examiner reports.
Boudin, the child of radicals who were imprisoned for a robbery that led to the deaths of two police officers and a security guard, has pledged to hold police accountable.
“I will work to hold anyone who breaks the law and causes harm accountable, including police officers,” said Boudin, who will be sworn in to office on Wednesday. “That’s the essence of fairness and neutrality.”