Alex Nieto

A crowd of people stand in support for Justice and Love for Alex Nieto during a rally for Alex Nieto outside the federal courthouse in San Francisco on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. A jury later determined the four San Francisco police officers who shot and killed Nieto in Bernal Heights Park did not use excessive force. (Emma Chiang/Special to SF Examiner)

Officer involved in fatal shooting near Stern Grove also involved in 2014 Nieto shooting

One of two officers involved in a fatal police shooting near San…

 

Oree Originol — real name Daniel Aguilera Jimenez — has quietly become an integral part of the Black Lives Matter movement and other campaigns across the nation to end police violence against minorities. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Bay Area artist’s portraits serve as backdrop to Black Lives Matter movement

The black and white images — all faces — look like cartooned…

 

Janee Taylor, neighbor of a man who was shot and killed by police, speaks to the media after an officer involved shooting on Shotwell Street near 19th Street in San Francisco  Thursday. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Keeping the peace, preserving lives

As a city, we grant our police officers profound powers, placing guns…

 

Tensions between San Francisco residents and police are continuing to grow in the wake of a civil trial ruling last week that the four police officers who killed Alex Nieto in 2013 did not use excessive force. (Mike Koozmin/2011 S.F. Examiner)

Telling the truth about police brutality in San Francisco

About a year and a half ago, I was in Ferguson, Mo.,…

Tensions between San Francisco residents and police are continuing to grow in the wake of a civil trial ruling last week that the four police officers who killed Alex Nieto in 2013 did not use excessive force. (Mike Koozmin/2011 S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Examiner columnist Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez, right, attended Raoul Wallenberg Traditional High School with the late Alejandro Nieto, center, in the early 2000s. (Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/S.F. Examiner)

Alejandro Nieto, from violence to prayer

Let’s say this now, with finality: Alejandro Nieto did not deserve to…

San Francisco Examiner columnist Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez, right, attended Raoul Wallenberg Traditional High School with the late Alejandro Nieto, center, in the early 2000s. (Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/S.F. Examiner)

Nieto verdict could further inflame tense relations between SFPD, community

The federal courthouse in San Francisco offered two strikingly different scenes Thursday…

Jury rules SF officers who killed Alex Nieto did not use excessive force

Four San Francisco police officers who shot and killed a 28-year-old man…

Closing arguments set for Wednesday in Alex Nieto civil trial

Tuesday marked the last day of witness testimony in the civil case…

Nieto case heads to jurors after contradictory stories are presented in court

An innocent man who never posed a threat was gunned down in…

Alex Nieto civil trial continues as lawyers probe conflicting versions of 2014 killing

Four San Francisco police officers who fired the 48 rounds that killed…

Witness contradicts police version of Alex Nieto killing, says officers opened fire without cause

In an unprovoked shooting, police opened fired on Alex Nieto with little…

Officers involved in fatal shooting of Nieto testify they fired in self-defense

The family of Alex Nieto sat stoically in federal court Wednesday as…

Jurors hear opening statements in Nieto civil rights trial

Attorneys for the family of Alejandro “Alex” Nieto and The City told…

Nieto trial begins amid demonstrations outside courthouse

Demonstrators rallied outside the federal courthouse early Tuesday ahead of the first…

Nieto case to head to trial with contradictory stories from witness, police

The federal civil rights trial against the city and county of San…

Photo of Alex Nieto, killed by SFPD on March 21, 2014, hangs on a wooden cross in Bernal Hills Park following the death of Nieto.

Police: Officers who shot Alejandro Nieto, others acted within department policy

The police department has closed its investigation into the fatal shooting of…

Photo of Alex Nieto, killed by SFPD on March 21, 2014, hangs on a wooden cross in Bernal Hills Park following the death of Nieto.