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District Attorney Boudin announces new policy directive not to charge cases that rely on officers with serious prior misconduct

By ADA Rachel Marshall San Francisco, CA — Today, San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin announces a bold new policy directive to prevent the charging and prosecution of cases relying upon the word of officers who have previously been found to have committed serious misconduct.  The directive is aimed at ensuring that no one is falsely…
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June 15, 2020 35

URGENT Call to Action to keep emergency bail schedule in place

Dear Defenders, We urgently need your help! The Judicial Council is voting between now and 4pm tomorrow on whether to end the use of the $0-emergency bail schedule.  Notably, they will not be holding a meeting to take a vote. Rather, they have issued a circulating order* meaning that each member of the Council will…
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June 10, 2020 22

Federal Judge Orders Government to Maintain Emergency Protections Which Have Decreased Population at Two California ICE Detention Centers by More Than Half

By Valerie Ibarra SAN FRANCISCO — This afternoon a federal judge granted a preliminary injunction in response to a class action legal challenge by immigrants detained at two California immigration detention centers where conditions are rife for the spread of COVID-19. Having already issued a series of individual release orders to reduce population levels, the…
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