A San Francisco jury Tuesday acquitted a homeless, wheelchair-bound man with mental health issues of stabbing a police officer in January, in a high-profile case captured on bystander video that showed officers subsequently shooting the man multiple times. Read More
The trial of a homeless, wheelchair-bound man with mental health issues who earlier this year stabbed a police officer after being pepper-sprayed began Wednesday.
Randal Dunklin, 56, is facing assault charges stemming from his confrontation with police in January. But Dunklin’s attorney has put the police on trial. Officers were filmed by a bystander shooting Dunklin while he was in his wheelchair. Read More
A Superior Court judge Friday denied an attempt to bar the District Attorney’s Office from prosecuting a case against a man who was shot by San Francisco police in January while in his wheelchair.
An attorney for Randal Dunklin argued that the assault suspect could not receive a fair trial because District Attorney George Gascón, who was chief of police at the time of the shooting, said shortly after the Jan. 4 incident that it was a justified use of force. Read More
A majority of the officers involved in the past four cases in which San Francisco police officers shot a mentally ill person had completed 40 hours of special training designed to help resolve such incidents without violence. Read More
A wheelchair-bound man shot by San Francisco police earlier this month has retained an attorney for a possible police brutality lawsuit against The City. While a claim has yet to be filed, San Francisco attorney Eric Safire said he is determining whether to file a lawsuit on behalf of his client, Randal Dunklin. He said the incident has elements similar to the shooting of a prone man at the Fruitvale BART Station in 2009. Read More
When former police Chief George Gascón was appointed San Francisco’s district attorney Jan. 9, critics claimed it was only a matter of time before he would be accused of conflict of interest in his new role.
That time has come. Read More
A 55-year-old man shot last week by San Francisco police after allegedly stabbing an officer responding to a vandalism call is due in court next week on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, the sheriff's department said Thursday.
See the video of police shooting the man in the wheelchair. Read More