SF Mayor Uses Position To Push Governor To Free Her Convicted Killer Brother

Napoleon Brown has served less than half of his 44 year prison sentence.

San Francisco, CA – San Francisco Mayor London Breed has written a letter to outgoing Governor Jerry Brown in an effort to have her brother, a convicted killer, released from prison.

Gov. Brown has doled out more commutations than any other California governor since the 1940s, The Washington Post reported.

Napoleon Brown already had one robbery conviction on his record when he and an accomplice, Sala Thorn, robbed a Johnny Rockets restaurant at gunpoint on June 19, 2000, according to the San Francisco Gate.

The duo made off with over $7,000, and jumped into a getaway vehicle being driven by 25-year-old Lenties White.

San Francisco Police Officer Gary Watts began following the suspects’ car, at which point the driver pulled into the median on the Golden Gate Bridge.

The driver’s door flew open, and White was shoved out of the car and onto the roadway, where she laid facedown and sobbed, according to court documents.

A passenger then exited the vehicle and walked around to the driver’s side, ignoring Officer Watts’ commands to get onto the ground.

The suspect vehicle sped away, and White failed to comply with the officer’s directions to stand up.

Dodge Stratus driven by a suspected drunk driver then slammed into her.

Before she died of blood loss and blunt force trauma, White told officers at the hospital that Brown was the one who shoved her out of the vehicle.

Brown, now 46, was originally sentenced to 44 years in prison for robbery and murder, KNTV reported.

His murder conviction was later overturned due to a technicality, and he was subsequently convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 42 years in prison.

In 2017, Brown was caught with heroin inside the prison, resulting in an additional two-year sentence.

He is not eligible for parole consideration until 2032.

Breed sent the letter on her personal stationary, but mentioned her position as San Francisco’s mayor both in the heading and the body of the document, the San Francisco Gate reported.

“The timing of it is troublesome,” veteran prosecutor turned defense attorney Chuck Smith told KNTV. “She could have written this letter six months ago, when she wasn’t mayor – and she didn’t. The governor obviously is leaving office soon.”

Breed told the governor that her brother was a victim of hopelessness since his youth, which she said caused him to turn to drugs and a life of crime, the San Francisco Gate reported.

“Prison is not the place for him to stay clean, for him to make meaningful amends for his crimes, for him to pursue restorative justice,” she wrote.

“Although I don’t believe the 44-year sentence was fair, I make no excuses for him,” Breed said in her letter to the governor. “His decisions, his actions, led him to the place he finds himself now.”

“Still, I ask that you consider mercy, and rehabilitation,” Breed added, according to KNTV. “I guarantee we can secure him access to a job, to a good home, to the counselling and services he and every other addict need for the rest of their lives.”

Breed noted that Brown has completed parenting, addiction treatment, and other programs as an inmate, and declared that his release would be “best for both Napoleon and society overall.”

Breed, who tried to provide her brother with an alibi by testifying during his murder trial that he was asleep on the family’s couch while he was actually out holding up the restaurant, made no mention of Brown’s recent heroin possession conviction.

White’s mother, Sandra McNeil, told KNTV that she believes Breed attempted to use her position to get her brother out of jail.

“I don’t think it would be justice,” McNeil said. “She’s the mayor, so she’s got a little power, so she thinks she can get her brother out.’’

“I thought it was done and over,” she added. “Justice was served and that was the end of it – I never knew there was going to be another beginning of it.”

On Tuesday, Breed released a statement defending her request to the governor.

“Too many people, particularly young black men like my brother was when he was convicted, are not given an opportunity to become contributing members of society after they have served time in prison,” she said. “I believe my brother deserves that opportunity.”

“I do believe that people need to face consequences when they have broken the law, but I also believe that we should allow for the rehabilitation and re-entry of people into society after they have served an amount of time that reflects the crimes committed,” the statement read.

Breed argued that she was not asking the governor to pardon her brother entirely or to “wipe away” his conviction, but that she had simply asked him to let Brown walk out of jail to serve the rest of his sentence in the community.

She then declared that the San Francisco community was also prepared to give her brother a hand, should he be released.

“My family and our community is ready and willing to help support my brother, and we will take this responsibility seriously if his sentence is commuted,” Breed claimed. I believe he will better serve society, the community, his family, and his children outside of prison.”

She acknowledged that her brother continues to struggle with addiction, and blamed the criminal justice system for not providing him with treatment, KPIX reported.

“It’s sad but it’s unfortunate, my brother has a drug problem,” she said. “He’s been in jail almost 20 years and he still has a drug problem so again we have what is a serious problem with our criminal justice system and people who suffer from substance abuse disorder and mental illness not getting into treatment.”

When asked if her brother is still using drugs as an inmate at the California State Prison, Solano in Vacaville, she admitted that she believes he is.

“As far I know, unfortunately, yes,” Breed responded.

Gov. Brown leaves office on Jan. 7, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

A spokesman for his office refused to comment on pending applications for commutation of prison sentences.

Comments (65)
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MSK
MSK

The MAYOR “guarantees” this POS will have a job if he is released. Ya think????? I’m sure he will be walking the streets looking for employment LOL.

Milman
Milman

This is an abuse of her position. Who elects idiots like this?

Officer Cynical
Officer Cynical

Basically, anything the rest of us would either get locked up for or throw up over is AOK in San Francisco.

Gmandude
Gmandude

Yo

Gmandude
Gmandude

You didn’t give that young black lady a chance to become a productive member of society when you tossed her out of the car. Probably because she was begging for you to stop for the police . You should rot in prison

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

It is always someone else's fault for being rapists, murderers, robbers, child molesters. How about blaming and suing your parents, where the hell were they, why not blame them because you are a parasite on society and pond scum. Everyone knows the difference between right and wrong. How would you feel if someone did to you what you did to them. You had crappy parents, they didn't raise you with a sense of purpose or respect for yourself or others in your community. Take responsibility for your own actions !

Ronnytx031
Ronnytx031

Hahaha,,,,and I thought New Yorkers were the idiots for electing the criminals. Good luck San fran fits right in with the rest of the states logic.

Rightwinger
Rightwinger

She lied to provide him an alibi. Why isn't SHE in prison, as well?

Carolee71
Carolee71

He'll be walking the streets looking for the next victim to rob! This piece of dog shit lowlife ghetto trash needs to stay his worthless ass in prison!! Like he'd be really productive in society! I highly doubt it!!

2bears
2bears

Recall her ass, then charge her !

2bears
2bears

EXACTLY !

BanditOne
BanditOne

Yes, of course it's the criminal systems fault he's still doing drugs IN PRISON!?! Really? You S.F. idiots voted her in, you can get her out. Disgusting.

WOConnor
WOConnor

Martha Stewart was put in prison for allegedly lying to a FBI purjurious investigator; this woman lies under oath in court and she is made Mayor of San Francisco. Now she is going to get her criminal junkie brother out of prison by Governor Moonbeam. Can anyone recognize a failure of the constitutional guarantee of equal protection under the law?

Mama1959
Mama1959

"Young black men not given the opportunity". Bullshit. He had the opportunity before he robbed anyone and he threw it away. Black or white, there's always opportunity.

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

Using her position as mayor to secure the release/commutation of her brother's sentence is a misuse of her position, and is an act of malfeasance on her part. That should be more than enough to remove her as mayor, and for her to be charged with malfeasance as well. BUT.......this is California, so who knows ?

RIDGERUNNER
RIDGERUNNER

Talk about using and abusing the system. She needs to be removed from her position and her brother needs to serve his full time. Obviously being in prison hasn't taught him that crime don't pay since he now has a drug charge while in prison. Habitual criminal comes to mind concerning him.

Vmanny
Vmanny

The lady should not be allowed to use her position as mayor to get her murdering brother out of prison. That would be a travesty of our JUSTICE SYSTEM!!!!!

AnnykaV
AnnykaV

So she can guarantee him a job - what, on the city payroll?

tball
tball

When that wall goes up it should include California. People are fleeing California In droves.

LEO030
LEO030

There is absolutely no family resemblance. I wonder why?

investigator
investigator

If he is released...The person at fault in this travesty of justice...would be that addle-brained, pot head, useless governor, Jerry Brown. Voters in CA should ALL be tested for mental defects!!!!!

Ladyfluterby
Ladyfluterby

The actions of the new mayor of San Francisco just shows you why a once beautiful city has become a toilet. My husband works for CDCR and her brother has access to the best drug treatment possible. All the inmates have to do is work the program and guess what STOP BUYING DRUGS! The fact he is in prison and still breaking the law and using drugs proves that he is NOT ready to be released back upon society to victimize others.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Wait a minute... she committed perjury to give him an alibi, then these idiots elected her mayor, now she wants her drug addicted criminal brother released from prison and is blaming everybody else for his issues. If he's in prison and still doing drugs, he hasn't learned his lesson!!! Lady, you should not be mayor!!

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

This is ridiculous. If you can do the crime, you can definitely do the time. No matter how young or old you were, if he was mentally ill or some other excuse, what other better place would there be for him to be at? The nerve of this lady. But yet the typical thief, should stay in longer than this clown? Un-F’ing-Real

MarineDoc
MarineDoc

But...."Breed noted that Brown has completed parenting, addiction treatment, and other programs as an inmate" So he HAS received drug treatment and continues to use. No saving his damn soul.

JMK2244
JMK2244

He'll be walking the streets, but not looking for work or treatment, rather he will be looking for drugs to buy and someone to rob. This whole thing is ludicrous!!

LEOVeteran
LEOVeteran

Tell me please, that this story is really out of The Onion? Right? Right?

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

This is the second story such as this occurring concurrently on this site. Yet another black politician who is abusing their own role of an elected office to satisfy their own biased racial agenda. This is a problem in this country which needs to be quashed and broadly exposed. These people are the height of hypocrisy as it pertains to prejudice as they are not enforcing laws . They are appointing themselves as "social justice warriors" pushing their own racial biases. They are hypocrites banging the "racial prejudice drum" yet at the same time pushing their own prejudiced views . If you don't want to see more like these two stories then don't take the chance electing them in the first place. Yes ,some evidence of this is seen in the Hispanic community too but from what I have read /observed it appears much more prevalent in the black community.

U12dream
U12dream

BOTH are a POS - This is what happens when you elect a liberal in a sanctuary city

AndyD1134
AndyD1134

So your brother can rob at gunpoint, and then carjack a woman, and throw her out of the car on the Golden gate bridge, to be run over and killed, and you want to just let him out. This bitch is what's wrong with America. If you know someone in politics, you can do what you want and be let out of prison in less than half your sentence. Who voted for this dumb bitch? Your brother is a killer

DPatch
DPatch

And she liked, under oath, that her brother was asleep on her couch when it happened? Screw the pardon, and she should be in jail next to him.

xenonman
xenonman

This POS sounds like another Angela Davis to me!

RCK
RCK

Hmmm ... DimocRATS, Leftwingers, Black, Political hacks, Gov. Moonbeam ... of course he received a pardon. CA would be infinitely better off to be rid of all DimocRATS ... especially the leadership.

LEO Retired
LEO Retired

"Breed, who tried to provide her brother with an alibi by testifying during his murder trial that he was asleep on the family’s couch..." And this type of person was still elected as Mayor of a major US City. How would you like to be a officer there hoping she will have your back?

derenthala
derenthala

How did this itch get elected to any office? She needs to be removed before she can do anything else stupid !!!

Bobholly79
Bobholly79

San FranSICKO

OKeeJuan
OKeeJuan

I vote for release..by lever. Get a rope.

5150
5150

“Too many people, particularly young black men like my brother was when he was convicted, are not given an opportunity to become contributing members of society after they have served time in prison,”

He had his chance. He screwed it up. He chose a life of crime instead of being a productive member of society.

Coletta707
Coletta707

Time to get crooked Mayor London Breed out of office. From what I'm reading this whole family is a bunch of criminals leeching off the taxpayers. A woman died a horrible death because of this pos monster and Mayor London should be locked up for trying to cover up the truth.

Lisaholland
Lisaholland

Woman, you've lost your mind asking for leniency and mercy!!! The female he murdered didn't get mercy! Her life was snuffed out by your brother! There's no position that should let him out, period! The family of this girl will never get to enjoy life with her, like they did before she was snuffed out!!! No release!!!

Lisaholland
Lisaholland

Through a cracker Jack's box, no doubt!!! She's sick!!

MMcGregor
MMcGregor

Totally wrong... she should be in prison for trying to use her political position to influence a Judge's decision!!

alicefae
alicefae

Unbelievable gall. Liberalism is an illness, in itself. How on earth does a pos like her get elected MAYOR of anywhere?

SSGJONES
SSGJONES

Keep the murder in prison and shame on you for trying to use your power as a mayor to free this POS from prison he should have got life without the possibility of parole

usac95
usac95

the Scum in CA politics is corrupt the democraps that vote for them suck up to the scum

usac95
usac95

perfect

Featherfisher 53
Featherfisher 53

It would not matter to me how many dangerous criminals California Corrupt Politicians put on their streets if and only they stayed in California but they don’t. At some point the criminals,there will run out of victims. Remember the movie “Escape from LA” ? Yep that is not far off but instead of the city it will be the whole state. Which wall first Southern Border or the isolation of the three Soviet States of of the Pacific Coast?

motor5345
motor5345

TOO F--KIG BAD for your brother you POS MAYOR. You should be removed from office you far left F--KING LIBERAL. WHAT ABOUT THE FAMILY OF THE VICTIM. YOU are out of your mine.