The mayor of London race a letter to outgoing Gov. Jerry Brown at the end of October asking him to indulgence, “superior,” and commute the sentence of Napoleon Brown, who had struggled with drugs from a young age, the San Francisco Chronicle reported on Wednesday. (Getty)
San Francisco mayor, London breed, a letter to the departure of Gov. Jerry Brown at the end of October asking him to “consider, Forbearance” and to commute the sentence of her older brother, who has served nearly two decades in a 44-year sentence on a manslaughter conviction, according to the reports.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported on Wednesday that the mayor together with other members of your family to an early release from prison for Napoleon Brown, who had struggled with drugs from a young age.
In a statement on Tuesday, the race, said people who break the law, should the consequences, but also a chance at redemption.
“To many people, especially young black men like my brother was not to be given, as he was sentenced, the possibility of contributing members of society after their release in prison,” she said.
Her office did not respond to Fox News’ request for comment on Wednesday evening.
A spokesman for Brown, Brian Ferguson, on Wednesday told Fox News by E-Mail: “Our office does not comment on individual cases/applications. Surely we can keep you informed of future commutation of the decisions that we proclaim.”
Race, 44, has spoken about her rough upbringing in San Francisco, publicly subsidized housing.
Brown, 46, pushed Lenties White of a getaway car on the Golden Gate Bridge after an armed robbery in June 2000. White, 25, was struck by a vehicle and died.
The newspaper reported that documents in Brown’s commutation application that his lawyers are expected to negotiate for a 20-year sentence. But the Prosecutor’s office would only consider a “package deal” with the two brown and co-defendant he’s guilty.
The mayor the letter was first reported on Tuesday, the night of KNTV. The TV news channel reported that court records, Brown was recently using heroin in the prison and had added two years to his sentence, a detail not in the mayor’s letter to the Governor.
Sandra McNeil, the mother of the victim, said Brown’s early release is earned.
“I don’t think it would be justice,” she says. “She’s the mayor, so she has a little power, so you think you can you get your brother.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.