Susan Reynolds of the Marina Times continues her coverage on the recall of San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin. In this latest piece, Reynolds reports on recalled Boudin approving extended paid leave for staff, effective on the newly appointed interim district attorney, Brooke Jenkins, first day. This hindered Jenkins ability to fire staff they viewed as unqualified, leading to what insiders say is a contentious work environment.
“When Mayor London Breed appointed prosecutor Brooke Jenkins as interim district attorney, Jenkins wasted no time making changes,” writes Reynolds. “The office, led by her one-time boss Chesa Boudin until his recall on June 7, was staffed with Boudin hires, mostly public defenders like Boudin himself. On her first full day in office, Jenkins fired 15 people, but it was hard to do it in person because, prior to leaving his post, Boudin signed off on extended leaves of absence.”