“This Thursday, at 9 a.m. in Department 20, 850 Bryant St., SF, will be my first day back in court since I was threatened by District Attorney Michael Swart. I really need the community support to send a clear message that his biased, vindictive, unprofessional actions are unacceptable and will not be tolerated.” – Kevin Epps
Why hasn’t the D.A. shared this evidence? Perhaps the answer is: Because it does not exist. #FreeKevinEpps #PackTheCourt
We need your help as a community to seek justice. Not only justice for my dad, but for the community and to beat this unjust system. Pack the courtroom for Kevin’s bail hearing Monday, Aug. 5 (CHANGED DATE), 9 a.m., in Dept. 11, 850 Bryant, SF.
It is the opinion of this writer and sources within the legal community that the charges by the D.A. against Epps should be dropped or the case should be dismissed based on the very weak evidence that the prosecution is presenting. If the case does go to trial, the likelihood of an acquittal or mistrial seems extremely high.
On May 1, the District Attorney’s office issued a warrant for Epps’ arrest citing “strong new evidence” as the basis. The only new evidence the prosecution appears to have is in the form of three-dimensional models of the alleged crime scene. Rowland has yet to turn over any of the attachments related to the models that attest to the experience or reputation of who produced them.
“Kevin Epps is an intellectual and a San Francisco treasure. And the words that come to mind when I think of him is that he is very meek. He is humble."
At the hearing, the judge stated that the indictment was sealed and that she was refusing to grant Kevin Epps bail on the grounds that “he was a danger to the community” even though well over 60 letters of support flooded into the court from upstanding and important figures from here and all over the nation who defended Epps’ reputation and community track record.