Gascon to analyze officer-involved shootings

As the officer who fatally shot a cleaver-wielding man Sept. 5 returns to work, San Francisco Police Chief George Gascon has ordered a review of all police shootings of the past few years.

The analysis, according to top brass, will look for “lessons learned” from each shooting to possibly improve training, weapons and tactics. The review, authorized at the Sept. 16 Police Commission meeting, is expected to wrap up within 90 days, according to Gascon.  Police will reveal their findings at a commission meeting.

Visitacion Valley resident Xiyu Li, 37, was killed by a single shot fired by police in the early morning of Sept. 5. Police say non-lethal methods failed to stop Li from advancing toward them in a threatening manner.

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