A man who filmed the aftermath of a controversial officer-involved shooting in the Bayview district two years ago, then later blasted cops in a TV interview over the incident, was killed Wednesday in the same neighborhood.
Trivon Dixon, 27, of Rodeo was fatally shot about 3:45 p.m. while sitting in a car in the first block of Whitney Young Circle, Officer Albie Esparza said. Read More
The mother of a Seattle man who died in a confrontation with San Francisco police at a transit stop in the Bayview district last year has filed a federal wrongful death and civil rights lawsuit against The City.
Police have said that Kenneth Harding Jr., 19, apparently shot himself during an exchange of gunfire with police as he ran away from two officers who sought to detain him for alleged fare evasion July 16, 2011. Read More
Family and supporters of Kenneth Harding Jr. disrupted Muni service at Church and Duboce streets during the morning commute Monday, highlighting what they called the police brutality and racism that led to his 2011 death.
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The N-Judah and J-Church lines were halted for a time, said spokesman Paul Rose of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which operates Muni. Read More
Various groups are planning to shut down Muni service Monday, but the agency said it is aware of the looming protest and will make the necessary adjustments to avoid disruptions for riders. Read More
I take exception to reports describing Kenneth Harding lying dead on the Bayview sidewalk. I have reviewed at least five videos which document him laying face down in a pool of blood and arching his neck in an attempt to breathe.San Francisco police officers are trained in CPR, emergency airway management and first aid. A simple and humane maneuver might have been to simply roll him over on his back and apply a compression dressing to the wound in his neck. Read More
The Harding brothers were gangsta rappers who apparently walked the talk.Two years ago, Seattle residents Ondrell Harding, his little brother Kenneth and their mother, Denika Chatman, ran a record label and were working to establish a music distribution deal with San Francisco-based SMC Recordings. Read More
San Francisco police on Thursday released a photo of the gun allegedly used to fire at officers by Kenneth Harding July 16 in the Bayview District. Read More
The brother of a man killed in a recent shooting that involved San Francisco police in the city’s Bayview district has been arrested in connection with a murder in Seattle, police said today. Ondrell Harding, 21, was arrested Tuesday night south of Seattle as a suspect in the beating death of a 50-year-old man in Seattle on Saturday, Seattle police Detective Mark Jamieson said. Read More
The story of the officer-involved shooting that roiled the Bayview in recent weeks has only grown more complicated with each new fact released.
Although police Chief Greg Suhr has emphasized transparency during his new administration, the department’s incremental release of information may actually have stoked anger over the incident. Read More
The family of Kenneth Harding, who died during an alleged firefight with cops in the Bayview on July 16, has tapped Oakland attorney John Burris to represent them, the lawyer said in a statement Monday. Read More