The new district attorney in San Francisco fired at least 15 employees from the prosecutor’s office after her left-wing predecessor Chesa Boudin was recalled last month.
“Today I made some difficult but necessary changes in my management team, staff, and that will allow me to further my vision of restoring a sense safety in San Francisco, by holding serious repeat and repeated offenders accountable, and implementing smart crime justice reforms,” DA Brooke Jenkins stated in a statement regarding the firings.
Jenkins stated in a statement, “Promised to the public that… I would restore accountability for the criminal justice system and thereby advancing smart reforms responsibly “
” My new management team…with decades of experience as prosecutors at the highest level, will allow our office to deliver on this promise. She stated that she has full confidence in the women’s ability to promote public safety and deliver justice in every form.
Former San Francisco managing attorney Arcelia Hurtado was fired. She had previously headed the Innocence Commission. Hurtado posted her dismay on Twitter and referred to her race, gender, orientation, etc.
“After more than 2 years of dedicated service to the City and Cty, SF, my unceremoniously dismissed without cause by the Mayor’s appointed DA,” she wrote . I am the most senior Latina/LGBTQ member in the office’s management team. “I will fight for 4justice .”
Other staffers to lose their jobs at the district attorney’s office included Rachel Marshall and Simin Shamji, reported KRON-4.
Boudin, who was being criticized for a large-scale increase in crime and homelessness in the city, was recall to office on June 7. Jenkins quit Boudin’s office in 2021 after joining in 2014.
And last month Boudin said San Francisco Chronicle that he was the victim of a spike in crime.
“A lot of my supporters and endorsements and donors and Democratic clubs that were behind me are urging me to run now, or in 2023,” Boudin said. As I have always been, I am committed to supporting our communities and fighting for justice .”
Controversial billionaire investor George Soros’ network of left-wing organizations provided Boudin with $600,000 for his 2019 election, according to the Washington Times. After he was recall, however, Soros’ spokesperson stated that he had never donated to Boudin.
“We disagree with any analysis that labels any prosecutor as a ‘Soros prosecutor’–each candidate stands on their own,” a spokesperson told the Washington Free Beacon. “Justice & Public Safety PAC, the political action committee through which Mr. Soros supports prosecutor candidates, has not supported–in the past or in the present, directly or indirectly–Boudin.”
But according to the Free Beacon report, Smart Justice California Action Fund donated about $180,000 to oppose Boudin’s recall. The California wing received funding for the group.
Jack Phillips, a reporter for breaking news at The Epoch Times with a New York office is