In a stunning turn of events, San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin’s office has been accused of withholding exculpatory evidence in the trial of San Francisco Police Officer Terrance Stangel and threatening a witness.
Magen Hayashi, a criminal investigator for Boudin’s office, testified on Thursday that she had been ordered to withhold evidence from the defense by other attorneys in the district attorney’s office.
This could have a huge impact on Stangel’s conviction, which many believe was unjustly handed down.
Boudin has yet to comment on the allegations.
Officer Terrance Stangel is being charged with using excessive force after striking a man who had allegedly been beating an innocent woman.
It is not uncommon that Police Officers are required to strike suspects while arresting them or preventing them from harming others, but of course an investigation should occur.
However, the whistleblower claims that she was made to believe that she would be fired if she revealed evidence that the suspect was beating a woman when Officer Terrance Stangel arrived on scene.
If the suspect was actually committing violence against someone else Officer Terrance Stangel would likely have acted within his responsibility as a Police Officer to stop the attack with violence.
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Sounds like they need to lock up the entire D.A. office. If they have lied once they have before. How many other innocent people have they locked up????????????????????
& city wonders why it has a Blue Flu, DAs like this Hurt
Conviction against Terrance Strangel should be dropped because of false testimony evidence and innocence info being withheld. Then convict DA office personnel for their corruption.
But it will not happen.
When the LAW can do whatever it wants, then in reality there IS NO LAW. A law enforcement officer must try to figure who to listen to, his superiors or the law, which he swore to uphold. The members of law-enforcement have my full support. The lawyers & politicos DO NOT.
What does San Francisco tell (to you)? How about Nancy Pelosi? She practically owns San Francisco. Her main home is in San Francisco. She owns the DA. Tells a lot!
Happiest day of my life… Leaving the Bay Area and moving to Florida. I could not take the liberalness of the state for one more day.
It is Commiefornia that we are talking about here. Criminals have it easy there and American citizens are in danger because of the corrupt dictatorship government, that gives all the rights to law breakers and none to the law abiders.
The population of CA had the chance to cut the head off of the state, but defended him by voting him back in office.
San Francisco DA must be indicted. POLICE NATIONALLY SHOULD UNITE and TAKE DOWN ANY DA, AG or OTHER LAWLESS FELONS. THERE IS NO ONE IN ANY OFFICE IN SAN FRANCISCO WHO SHOULD NOT BE IN PRISON.
Too many liberal voters in Califotn8a, and especially San Francisco to bring sanity back into the corrupt DA's office.
The DA is the one who needs prosecuted !!!!! The officer should be acquitted !!!!
The officer should be convicted as well, he used excessive force, he is not the judge and jury
I wonder if you'd feel the same way if you had been the victim?
Hallelujah. FINALLY Someone who isn’t afraid to come and tell the truth. The DAs office should be prosecuted!
Every state should ask ALL lawyers in their state if the DA has ever refused to hand over information on any case. This happens not just in California.
A lot of DAs are dirty and let innocent people be charged. All so they can have a winning case.
Yeah, real shocking…
What do you expect from this useless bunch of Liberal, Woke, SJW clowns?
The principles of liberalism border on insanity.
What do you expect from Pelosi-land? The Commies are in charge!
the people responsible for the whole debacle the DA and other lawyersw should be proscuted and jailed. It's this kind of thing that have made California a liberal cesspool. I was raised and schooled in Cal when it was a paradise but the libs like this DA have destroyed it and i AM SO happy that i got out of there.
The DA who withheld the info is the one who should be prosecuted, not the cop. Another Democrat loser.
It used to be as wonderful city. Now I think of it as San Fransicko, a classic example of Demonrat control, with rampant homelessness and dog crap on the sidewalks to step in.
Not just dog crap...
And human poop to dodge on the sidewalks too.
If the defense shows that the prosecutor withheld evidence favorable to the defendant, any conviction should be overturned under the 1963 decision Brady v. Maryland. Also, the prosecutor should be taken before the California Bar to see if he should be suspended. Likewise, the prosecutor should be taken before the trial judge to show cause why he should not be held in contempt.
Drop the charges against the police officer. Throw the book at the perp, and anyone who willingly supported him without being coerced.
Guess the cop should have shot and killed him and this wouldn’t be an issue. Boudin needs to be brought up on charges for this and tossed out of office. As a prosecutor he knows better and knowingly broke the law causing a conviction on an innocent party. Oh wait! He is a Soros slug and woke so nothing will happen to him…
Calif. is the terrorist State for anyone that is human..........They hire foreigners that enjoy demeaning our GREAT POLICE FORCE.......Mexifornia is the evil that is attempting to destroy our USA..........Would love to see ICE and their POLICE FORCE take control of CALIF. and get those evil DEMS/RINOS/LIBS flushed down the commodes.......
Calif. is nothing more than a State that does not believe in FACTS, but continually tries to shaft the Legal Citizens and the Police Force.....
Attorney misconduct may include: conflict of interest, overbilling, refusing to represent a client for political or professional motives, false or misleading statements, knowingly accepting worthless lawsuits, hiding evidence, abandoning a client, failing to disclose all relevant facts, arguing a position while ...
RULE 3.3 CANDOR TOWARD THE TRIBUNAL
(a) A lawyer shall not knowingly:
(1) make a false statement of material fact or law to a tribunal;
(2) fail to disclose a material fact to a tribunal when disclosure is necessary to avoid assisting a criminal or fraudulent act by the client; or
(3) offer evidence that the lawyer knows to be false. If a lawyer has offered material evidence and comes to know of its falsity, the lawyer shall take reasonable remedial measures.
(b) The duties stated in paragraph (a) continue to the conclusion of the proceeding, and apply even if compliance requires disclosure of information otherwise protected by Rule 1.6.
(c) A lawyer may refuse to offer evidence that the lawyer reasonably believes is false.
(d) In an ex parte proceeding other than a grand jury proceeding, a lawyer shall inform the tribunal of all material facts known to the lawyer which will enable the tribunal to make an informed decision, whether or not the facts are adverse.
This entire office need to be charged as appropriate tried and punished.
The law should be followed no matter what, if all were in violation of the law, they all should be charged, this means the suspect, the cop for excessive force and the DA, this does not excuse police from using excessive force and should not be given a free pass, this just sends a message that his actions are acceptable and they are not and this prosecutor should be disbarred, because his behavior is typical of overzealous prosecutors who often withhold crucial evidence to get convictions, whether the person is innocent or not
What do you expect from California? It has surpassed Chicago/Illinois as the most corrupt state/city in the nation. Hope his useless a__ ends up in prison but I don't hold out much hope.
They need to clean house, take everyone of these DA to court for threatening witness and filing false information, send them to prison for 10to 20 yrs