Case of San Francisco Mayor London Breed’s brother Napoleon Brown seeking early release from 44-year prison sentence postponed


SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — The brother of San Francisco Mayor London Breed appeared in court on Monday to ask that his 44-year sentence for murder, robbery and carjacking be reduced.

The ABC7 I-Team was there when the mayor’s brother, Napoleon Brown, reacted to the postponement of the case in August.

VIDEO: SF mayor’s brother seeks early release from 44-year prison sentence for murder and robbery

Marc Zilversmit, Napoleon Brown’s lawyer, said Brown’s sentence should be reduced because a 2019 law changed the definition of murder.

“Napoleon is doing very well. He now has hope that he will come out in the foreseeable future and it is hard for him to wait,” he said.

Court records show that after he robbed Johnny Rocket’s on Fisherman’s Wharf in June 2000, Brown’s getaway car came to a stop on Golden Gate and he pushed the driver, who was killed by a drunk driver heading in the opposite direction.

RELATED: San Francisco Mayor London Breed Seeks Early Release of Brother

Now that District Attorney Chesa Boudin has been recalled, a spokesperson for the district attorney’s office said the new district attorney to be chosen by Mayor Breed “will have a conflict of interest in this case.”

The DA’s office has been opposing Brown’s re-sentencing since 2019.

RELATED: Mayor Breed faces nearly $23,000 fine for series of ethics violations while in office

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