District Attorney Chesa Boudin Recall

San Franciscans will vote on the recall of District Attorney Chesa Boudin on June 7, 2022. Discover the latest news and coverage about the recall election from The San Francisco Standard below.

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Asian American Voters Most Likely to Support Recall of DA Chesa Boudin, The Standard’s Voter Poll Finds

The Standard’s new poll found that 67% of Asian voters were in favor of the recall, which was significantly higher than other racial groups.

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DA Boudin Talks About Police Chief Criticism, Recall Election

How to Fight a Recall: School Board Recall Founders Offer Advice 

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DA Boudin and Fentanyl: Court Data Shows Just 3 Drug Dealing Convictions in 2021 as Immigration Concerns Shaped Policy

Data obtained from San Francisco Superior Court show that District Attorney Chesa Boudin’s office secured just three total drug dealing convictions in 2021, as prosecutors weighed offenders’ immigration status.

SF Standard Poll: DA Chesa Boudin Faces Grim Odds in Recall Election

An exclusive poll by The Standard found that first-term District Attorney Chesa Boudin seems likely to be out of a job before the end of his first term.

Asian American Voters Most Likely to Support Recall of DA Chesa Boudin, The Standard’s Voter Poll Finds

The Standard’s new poll found that 67% of Asian voters were in favor of the recall, which was significantly higher than other racial groups.

Supervisor Stefani Endorses Recall of DA Chesa Boudin

The supervisor could be a potential candidate for the job if San Francisco’s progressive prosecutor is recalled in June.

Tax-Free Stock from Wealthy Individuals Helps Fuel Recall of DA Chesa Boudin

Four individuals have given almost $900,000 worth of stock directly to the committee in charge of recalling SF District Attorney Chesa Boudin. The reason they gave stock instead of cash is unknown, but one reason could be to avoid paying a capital gains tax.

The Symbolism of Chesa Boudin: How the National Media is Playing the DA Recall

We read all the stories so you don’t have to.

In Letter to Boudin, Humboldt County Links Tenderloin Drug Sales to Rise in Local Fentanyl Cases

The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors alleged that local law enforcement traced drug activity back to San Francisco’s Tenderloin district.

Kathy Boudin, Former Weather Underground Member and Mother of SF DA Chesa Boudin, Dies of Cancer

Chesa Boudin has often cited the story of his mother’s incarceration as a key influence on his view of the criminal justice system.

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Mapping the Money in the DA Chesa Boudin Recall

The campaign to recall DA Chesa Boudin has raised twice as much money as those trying to stop the recall, though the latter have attracted far more individual donors, according to campaign finance data released Friday.

DA Boudin, Sen. Wiener Join Forces on State Bill to Bar Police From Misusing Victim DNA

SB 1228 is a statewide response to the district attorney revealing that San Francisco police used rape kit DNA to arrest a sexual assault survivor in an unrelated crime.

Interactive: Inside DA Chesa Boudin’s Office

All 350+ people who work at DA Chesa Boudin’s office, visualized in one interactive graphic.

When SF Voters Decide Whether to Recall the DA, They Will Also Weigh In on the Recall Process Itself

San Francisco voters already unseated three school board members, and they’ll soon decide on the district attorney’s fate. But even then, the debate over recalls isn’t stopping.

Chesa Boudin Recall Campaign Featured Exceptionally High Costs for Signature-Gathering

The Boudin recall has the highest per-signature cost in recent San Francisco history, but experts say that doesn’t mean the DA recall has less grassroots support than the school board recall.

Seven Don’t Miss Moments From Our Chesa Boudin Interview

Watch the best moments of The Standard’s spicy interview with District Attorney Chesa Boudin.

DA Chesa Boudin: Five Takeaways From a Fiery Live Interview

The DA aggressively pushed back when asked to address concerns about the Tenderloin, his management and the perception that his tenure has emboldened criminals.

DA Chesa Boudin’s Innocence Commission Helps Free Man 3 Decades After Conviction in SoMa Murder Case

Joaquin Ciria is the first person to be exonerated by Boudin’s newly assembled commission that reviews potential wrongful convictions.

DA Chesa Boudin Sues to Deter ‘Fraudulent’ ADA Lawsuits Targeting Small Businesses

The progressive prosecutor said that roughly 250 small businesses in the community have been victimized by a law firm’s fraudulent claims.

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Critics Accuse DA Chesa Boudin of Hiding Data. His Team Says That’s ‘Absurd’

District Attorney Chesa Boudin’s office has been accused of hiding case data. We went behind the scenes to understand the tech challenges that Boudin’s team faces in making data public.

Supervisors Back Ronen’s Plan to Curtail Police DNA Practices That Led to Arrest of Rape Victim

The proposal is meant to ensure San Francisco police never use rape kit DNA to arrest another sexual assault victim in an unrelated crime.

Reform-Minded Attorney Likely to Succeed John Hamasaki on SF Police Commission

Supervisors on Monday called on Kevin Michael Benedicto to strike a balance between holding officers accountable and supporting them.

Chesa Boudin Recall: Nancy Tung Looks to Take Another Shot at Running for DA

Leaders of the local NAACP chapter have objected to the recall of DA Chesa Boudin, but the list of potential candidates to replace him is growing.

Where Assembly Candidates Haney and Campos Stand on Public Safety

Haney’s campaign website specifically mentions public safety as a key issue, while Campos’ website does not.

Campos, Haney See Asian American Voters as Key to Victory in SF’s Assembly Race

Candidates in the race to represent the eastern half of San Francisco in the state Assembly believe the city’s Asian American voters will be the deciding factor.

Explainer: DA Boudin is Sending More Defendants to Diversion. Here’s What That Means

The district attorney resolved over 1,000 cases in 2021 through diversion programs, which range from collaborative and neighborhood courts to mental health diversion.

Gloves Off: A Newsroom Conversation on the Battle Between DA Chesa Boudin and Police Chief Bill Scott

Senior reporters Josh Koehn and Michael Barba discuss the public fight between the city’s top law enforcement officers, and what it means for justice and policing.

Police Chief Bill Scott: SFPD Considering Ban on Pretextual Stops

In a live interview Thursday, Police Chief Bill Scott discussed his feud with District Attorney Chesa Boudin and a new policy that could ban department from conducting pretextual stops that often lead to racial disparities in arrest rates.

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Amid Scrutiny, DA Boudin Hires Transparency Lawyer to Assist with Public Records Compliance

Following recent criticism over its handling of public records requests, the District’s Attorney’s office has hired a government transparency expert, Nikki Moore, to assist the agency with compliance.

Board of Supes in 4 Mins: Slowing Amazon’s Roll, Questioning Police Reform, Housing for All?

Big plans for delivery hub on hold; skepticism over state-backed institutional changes at SFPD, and high hopes to put a big dent in the city’s homeless count

SF Supervisors Set to Condemn Racial Campaign Tactics. But They’re Curiously Silent on DA Chesa Boudin

A resolution to condemn anti-Asian campaign tactics makes no mention of the DA Chesa Boudin recall and recent images attacking him.

Board of Supervisors in 2 Minutes: Police Reform, Amazon, and Problematic Political Posters

The supervisors assess state-led reforms at SFPD, and look to push Amazon into being more labor- and neighborhood-friendly.

Chesa Boudin Recall Campaign Releases Poll Suggesting DA Is a Goner

A poll of 800 likely voters in SF—funded by the campaign to recall DA Chesa Boudin—suggests the progressive prosecutor could be out in June.

How to Fight a Recall: School Board Recall Founders Offer Advice to Embattled DA Chesa Boudin

Beleaguered District Attorney Chesa Boudin faces a tough recall election come June. Siva Raj and…

Board of Supervisors Question Evolution of Tenderloin Emergency

At over eight hours, the Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday touched the bases, including the emergency response to the Tenderloin.

In Protest of Missed Paychecks, SF Teachers Plan to Spend Night at District Office

After an issue with San Francisco Unified School District’s new payroll system led to incomplete or completely omitted payments, educators descended on district headquarters with sleeping bags in tow.

SF Police Arrested a Woman Using DNA from Her Own Rape Kit. Now She’s Preparing to Sue

The woman filed a legal claim Thursday against the city and county of San Francisco that alleges police violated her constitutional rights.

DA Chesa Boudin Recall: Asian American Leaders Condemn ‘Racist,’ Communist-Style Poster

The Cold War-era propaganda image features District Attorney Chesa Boudin gesturing in a manner similar to Mao Zedong. The poster also includes images of homeless encampments, a person appearing to consume drugs and a figure slumped over with their pants down.

Police Commission in Flux: Cohen, Hamasaki Depart at Key Moment in Reform Debate

Turnover on the city’s police commission comes at a critical time, as the chief is sparring with the district attorney over key investigations.

Mayor Breed Walks a Tightrope on Policing During Annual State of the City

Mayor London Breed emphasized San Francisco’s strengths, without shying away from its shortcomings in the State of the City Address.

The Politics of Addiction: Newsom Sees Forced Treatment as a Solution, but Doctors Have Their Doubts

Politicians at the local, state and federal level are promoting a ‘tough love’ policy of pushing recalcitrant drug users into rehab. But will it actually work?

DA Boudin Dealt Blow as SF Police Officer Found Not Guilty in Landmark Excessive Force Case

An officer was found not guilty Monday on three assault charges in what is believed to be the SFPD’s first-ever excessive force trial.