San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin Talks About Filing Criminal Charges For Police Killing of Keita O'Neil

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A San Francisco Police Department cruiser on March 23, 2015. (Alex Emslie/KQED)

In a long-awaited move, San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin filed charges against a police officer who fatally shot a man in 2017 after a car chase. The shooting happened nearly three years ago, well before Boudin took office, but has been seen as a pivotal case for Boudin, who campaigned on a promise to hold police accountable for brutality and killings. Boudin’s office said the charges against former San Francisco Police Department Officer Chris Samayoa are the first homicide prosecution against a law enforcement officer in the city’s history.  We talk with Boudin about the case and his broader vision for police accountability.


Chesa Boudin, San Francisco District Attorney