Policing the police: Meet the man Chesa Boudin picked to investigate SFPD shootingsLateef Gray never saw himself as a criminal prosecutor, having worked as a public defender and civil rights attorney for years. Then Chesa Boudin came calling.
San Francisco’s progressive District Attorney needed help fulfilling a key campaign promise: Holding police accountable for inappropriate use of force. Gray had spent years suing cops for alleged misconduct. It was a perfect fit.
As the managing attorney of the Independent Investigations Bureau, Gray heads up a team of former public defenders and ex-officers who investigate every police shooting in San Francisco and other cases involving officers that result in death or serious bodily injury.