New San Francisco DA Plans to Drop Charges Against Former Officer Over Deadly Shooting

Jenkins said in a letter sent Wednesday to Attorney General Rob Bonta that she intends to drop the charges against San Francisco police officer Christopher Samayoa at a March 1 hearing.

San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins said she plans to drop manslaughter charges against a former police officer because the charges were politically motivated.

Jenkins said in a letter sent Wednesday to Attorney General Rob Bonta that she intends to drop the charges against San Francisco police officer Christopher Samayoa at a March 1 hearing, the Associated Press reports.

Samayoa was on his fourth day on the job when in 2017 he fatally shot Keita O’Neil, a carjacking suspect, during a police chase.

Chesa Boudin, Jenkins' predecessor, charged Samayoa with manslaughter and other charges after he took office in 2020, calling his decision “historic.” Boudin was recalled from his post last year.

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