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Exclusive: DA Chesa Boudin Talks with The Standard about Police Chief Criticism, Recall Election

Written by Michael BarbaVideo by Mike KubaPublished Feb. 03, 2022 • 1:22pm

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The public quarrel between San Francisco police and progressive District Attorney Chesa Boudin intensified Thursday as the city’s top prosecutor held a news conference to address Police Chief Bill Scott’s decision to no longer have the department cooperate with DA investigations into police shootings, in-custody deaths and other critical incidents.

Boudin, who is facing a recall election in June, sat down for an on-camera interview with The Standard to address the war of words between him and police, as well as whether the timing of Chief Scott’s decision was politically motivated.

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Michael Barba can be reached at [email protected]




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