Lee Heidhues 10.13.2022
It takes a an outspoken respected retired Judge to blow the whistle on San Francisco’s shameless ethically challenged Puppet District Attorney.
The law and order pandering and photo op operation Brooke Jenkins is engaging in are an insult to law and ethics. Regrettably, it appears that the new Police State of San Francisco lock ’em all up public is smitten with this charlatan masquerading as an upholder of law.
It will take more than one Judge Martha Goldin to blast away the facade disguising the incompetent and unqualified interim District Attorney of San Francisco.
Excerpted from FOX 2 KTVU – 10.13.2022
A retired judge has filed a State Bar complaint against interim San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins.
The complaint alleges Jenkins violated State Bar rules and the Business and Professions code through acts of dishonesty. Retired Superior Court Judge Martha Goldin filed the complaint on Thursday.
Judge Goldin is the author of the opinion in Doris Day v. Rosenthal, 170 CA 3rd 1125 (1985), a leading opinion on legal ethics and attorney misconduct and Westinghouse Electric Corporation, v. County of Los Angeles, 129 CA3rd 771 (1982), a case of first impression on stop notices.
The misconduct allegations are outlined in the complaint and date as far back as a case Jenkins prosecuted in 2014 as the assistant district attorney. In 2016, a San Francisco appellate court reversed convictions in the case as a result of prosecutorial misconduct by Jenkins.
A press release from The Wren Collective, a research and policy group dedicated to criminal justice reform, said, “the appellate court found that Jenkins was guilty of a form of misconduct known as Griffin error, when a prosecutor violates constitutional protections by improperly commenting to the jury on a defendant’s failure to testify.”
The claim accuses Jenkins of lying last month during a district attorney candidate debate when she said, “I want to make clear first and foremost never have I ever been found to have committed misconduct in a case.”
Aside from allegations of lying, the claim accuses Jenkins of false and misleading representations, criminal conduct, and deceptive claims of attorney-client privilege.
The basis for some other allegations stem from Jenkins’ work as a consultant for nonprofit groups closely tied to the recall of former D.A. Chesa Boudin, as was first reported in The San Francisco Standard.
The complaint alleges Jenkins’ portrayal of her employment by the nonprofits with connections to what she claimed was a volunteer position has been, “dishonest, deceitful, and either reckless or intentional misrepresentations.”
Part of the complaint states, “If Jenkins was a paid campaign consultant, she did not register as such.” The complaint lists this failure to register as a violation of San Francisco’s Campaign and Conduct Code, further stating it is a criminal misdemeanor.