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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


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.


Michael Barba can be reached at [email protected]

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