SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTVU) - Outgoing Gov. Jerry Brown on Christmas Eve pardoned and commuted sentences for 35 individuals in the Bay Area charged with crimes over the course of more than two decades and San Francisco Mayor London Breed's brother was not one of them.
Statewide, Brown issued 143 pardons and 131 commutations, granting a Certificate of Rehabilitation for some and cutting down jail and prison sentences for others.
But the name of Breed's brother, Napoleon Brown, was not on the list and there was no explanation why.
Breed had asked the governor to show him leniency in an October letter, saying her brother had turned his life around.
Breed's brother has spent 18 years in prison for involuntary manslaughter and armed robbery.