A judge delayed a hearing on a motion to dismiss manslaughter charges against a former San Francisco police officer in the fatal shooting of Keita O’Neil in 2017 on March 1.
San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins indicated she will dismiss the historic charges against Officer Christopher Samayoa in the slaying of O’Neil following a vehicle chase.
“We respect the court’s decision to continue this case in order to give the Attorney General’s Office more time to review this matter,” Jenkins said in a statement. “We are not opposing that decision. We understand the complexity of this case and the Attorney General’s Office’s need for more time to review this matter. We have already transferred the entire case file to the Attorney General’s office and welcome their independent review.”
The judge will hear the case on March 7 to give state Attorney General Rob Bonta time to review the case at the family’s request.