[San Francisco’s District Attorney Chesa Boudin] is communicating to law enforcement officers today that they must choose between protecting their lives or protecting their freedom, but they cannot do both.” Tony Montoya, President San Francisco Police Officers Association
by: Fareeha Rehman – Posted: Dec 7, 2020 / 11:43 AM PST / Updated: Dec 7, 2020
SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — A San Francisco police officer was indicted one year after he shot a man who was running from police, according to police body cam footage.
The district attorney said a grand jury on Friday returned indictments against both officer Christopher Flores, and Jamaica Hampton, the man he shot in the leg in the Mission District on Dec. 7, 2019.
SFPOA released a statement on Monday afternoon in regards to the charges filed:
“Former Public Defender Chesa Boudin’s decision is absolutely appalling. Unprovoked, Jamaica Hampton brutally attacked Officer Christopher Flores, bludgeoning him repeatedly over the head with a Vodka bottle causing severe injuries to Officer Flores’ head. Mr. Hampton was the aggressor and Officer Flores acted to protect his own life and to protect the public. Boudin’s failure to personally file charges against Mr. Hampton for his vicious attacks on our officers sends a clear message that Boudin has no intention of protecting officers who are victims of violence. Mr. Boudin is communicating to law enforcement officers today that they must choose between protecting their lives or protecting their freedom, but they cannot do both.”
Tony Montoya, President
San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin pledged during his campaign that certain quality-of-life crimes, including public urination, would “not be prosecuted” by his office. Boudin’s parents were members of the Weather Underground terrorist group. He was raised by the group’s leaders after his parents went to prison on murder charges.
Nov 10, 2019 – Progressive candidate Chesa Boudin wants to free criminals but prosecute police and ICE agents for doing their jobs. It’s no surprise Boudin hates cops so much. His parents did, too.