Crimes reported against Asians continue to grow in San Francisco, including two recent high-profile cases involving a former commissioner and a 70-year-old woman. The attacks prompted city leaders to hold a town hall Tuesday night in Chinatown, where San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott and District Attorney Brooke Jenkins addressed the crimes.
San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins on Thursday announced the promotions of three veteran prosecutors who will serve on her leadership team, filling some of key positions made vacant last week after she fired 15 employees who worked under former D.A. Chesa Boudin.
Last week, San Francisco Mayor London Breed appointed Brooke Jenkins as the city’s new district attorney, after former DA Chesa Boudin was ousted in a contentious recall election. Jenkins worked for Boudin as a prosecutor, but quit in protest over some of his decisions, and joined the effort to recall Boudin as lead spokesperson.
Brooke Jenkins, a former prosecutor who resigned and joined the recall District Attorney campaign last year, was appointed by Mayor London Breed as the new District Attorney in San Francisco. Jenkins, 40, who is African American and Latina, was born in the Bay Area. She received her law degree from the University of Chicago and bachelor degree from UC Berkeley, where she was a member of the Track and Field Team, competing in the 400-meter hurdles