San Francisco Mayor London Breed is hoping that she can secure an early release from prison for an older brother, Napoleon Brown. He has served nearly two decades of a 44-year sentence on a manslaughter conviction.
Breed wrote a letter to California Governor Jerry Brown in late October, according to The San Francisco Chronicle. In the letter asked Governor Brown to "consider leniency" and commute her brother's sentence.
Now 46 years old, Napoleon Brown was convicted of pushing Lenties White from a getaway car on the Golden Gate Bridge after an armed robbery in June 2000. The 25-year-old White was hit by drunk driver's vehicle and later died. However, authorities claimed said she identified Napolean Brown as the person who pushed her from the car.
Breed has made no secret about the fact her brother is serving a prison term.
Governor Brown has not publicly addressed Breed's request.