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Protesters temporarily block Bay Bridge’s eastern span

Protesters marching for Martin Luther King Jr. Day blocked all west bound…

Mario Woods family lawyers call for independent federal investigation into the December police killing

While protesters shouted down Mayor Ed Lee Monday at a celebration commemorating…

#ReclaimMLK protest outside Mayor Ed Lee's home on Sunday Jan. 17, 2016 (S.F. Examiner / Michael Barba)

Protesters ‘wake up’ mayor, police chief on MLK weekend

If Mayor Ed Lee and Police Chief Greg Suhr were home early…

#ReclaimMLK protest outside Mayor Ed Lee's home on Sunday Jan. 17, 2016 (S.F. Examiner / Michael Barba)
Gwen Woods, center, is consoled by attorney John Burris as she addresses the media on Dec. 11 about the shooting of her son, Mario Woods, by San Francisco police officers. (Connor Hunt/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco may publicly apologize to Mario Woods’ mother

Tensions remain high in San Francisco over last month’s fatal police shooting…

Gwen Woods, center, is consoled by attorney John Burris as she addresses the media on Dec. 11 about the shooting of her son, Mario Woods, by San Francisco police officers. (Connor Hunt/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is sworn in for his second term by Gov. Jerry Brown in City Hall Friday, January 8, 2016. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Protest, celebration mark Mayor Ed Lee’s inauguration to second full term

Mayor Ed Lee’s inauguration to his second four-year term was lauded with…

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is sworn in for his second term by Gov. Jerry Brown in City Hall Friday, January 8, 2016. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
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Black Lives Matter protesters shut down Highway 101 exit ramp

A group of Black Lives Matter protesters Wednesday afternoon shut down an…

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Supervisor Malia Cohen. Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo

Hearing on police use of force postponed a day after Mario Woods funeral

A hearing called by Bayview Supervisor Malia Cohen, which was set to…

Supervisor Malia Cohen. Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo
Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church during the funeral of Mario Woods Thursday, December 17, 2015. Woods was shot and killed by police directly across the street from the church earlier this month. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Mario Woods mourned near where he was killed by SF police

Mario Woods has become famous in death, through the grainy cellphone footage…

Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church during the funeral of Mario Woods Thursday, December 17, 2015. Woods was shot and killed by police directly across the street from the church earlier this month. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Screengrab from a video showing police officers shooting and killing Mario Woods in the Bayview Dec. 2, 2015. (Courtesy @krispyyyxchris via Twitter)

Mario Woods killing: Two of five officers involved previously accused of excessive force

Two of the five San Francisco police officers involved in the fatal…

Screengrab from a video showing police officers shooting and killing Mario Woods in the Bayview Dec. 2, 2015. (Courtesy @krispyyyxchris via Twitter)
A protester displays a sign opposing the building of a new jail facility in San Francisco, during a budget and finance comittee meeting at San Francisco's city hall Wednesday, December 2, 2015. (Connor Hunt/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Opposition poised to doom San Francisco’s new jail

San Francisco’s jail proposal could be doomed after six members of the…

A protester displays a sign opposing the building of a new jail facility in San Francisco, during a budget and finance comittee meeting at San Francisco's city hall Wednesday, December 2, 2015. (Connor Hunt/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Attorney John Burris consoles Gwendoyln Woods as she addresses the media regarding the shooting of her son. (Connor Hunt/ Special to SF Examiner)

Federal lawsuit, new witness video surface in police shooting of Mario Woods; SFPD names five involved officers

UPDATE: 6:20 p.m. The San Francisco Police Department has released the names…

Attorney John Burris consoles Gwendoyln Woods as she addresses the media regarding the shooting of her son. (Connor Hunt/ Special to SF Examiner)
FILE - In this May, 2, 2008 file photo, Rev. Marshall Hatch, of the New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church speaks to the media in Chicago. The Chicago Police Department's decades-long reputation for misconduct and brutality shattered relations with the black community long before the federal government announced this week that it was launching a wide-ranging civil rights investigation. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Chicago police misconduct has frayed relations with blacks

CHICAGO — A South Side police commander and his officers tortured black…

FILE - In this May, 2, 2008 file photo, Rev. Marshall Hatch, of the New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church speaks to the media in Chicago. The Chicago Police Department's decades-long reputation for misconduct and brutality shattered relations with the black community long before the federal government announced this week that it was launching a wide-ranging civil rights investigation. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
Alicia Garza, right, joins others during the Black Friday 14 protest that shut down BART service on Nov. 28. (Julia Carrie Wong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Alameda County DA drops charges against Black Friday 14, who stopped BART trains

The Black Friday 14 will not face jail time for stopping BART…

Alicia Garza, right, joins others during the Black Friday 14 protest that shut down BART service on Nov. 28. (Julia Carrie Wong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner

Vote on controversial new jail comes earlier than expected

Earlier than expected, a vote on whether to build a new $380…

Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner
People warm themselves as they demonstrate since the Nov. 10 shooting of 24-year-old Jamar Clark, in front of the Minneapolis Police 4th Precinct on Tuesday. (Jeff Wheeler/Star Tribune via AP)

Group raised suspicions before 5 were shot at police protest

MINNEAPOLIS — Protesters demanding justice for a black man fatally shot by…

People warm themselves as they demonstrate since the Nov. 10 shooting of 24-year-old Jamar Clark, in front of the Minneapolis Police 4th Precinct on Tuesday. (Jeff Wheeler/Star Tribune via AP)
(Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/S.F. Examiner)

BART board unlikely to call for charges dropped against Black Friday 14

Following more than two hours of public comment Thursday in support of…

(Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/S.F. Examiner)
Alicia Garza, right, joins others during the Black Friday 14 protest that shut down BART service on Nov. 28. (Julia Carrie Wong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Black Friday 14 to protest BART board, demand charges dropped

Black Lives Matters protesters will rally at Thursday’s BART Board of Directors…

Alicia Garza, right, joins others during the Black Friday 14 protest that shut down BART service on Nov. 28. (Julia Carrie Wong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Malia Cohen. Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo

Deteriorating relationship between police union and supervisor worsens

Supervisor Malia Cohen and her erstwhile ally, the San Francisco Police Officers…

Supervisor Malia Cohen. Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo
Former POA president Gary Delagnes has been a vocal defender of police officers as has current president Martin Halloran. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Former SF police union president fined for illegally lobbying last year

The San Francisco Police union’s lead political consultant illegally acted as a…

Former POA president Gary Delagnes has been a vocal defender of police officers as has current president Martin Halloran. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Sgt. Yulanda Williams is president of Officers for Justice, a group that has pushed for stronger diversity in the Police Department for four decades. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

SF black officers association disputes police union racial profiling ad

A police union advertisement claiming that San Francisco police officers don’t racially…

Sgt. Yulanda Williams is president of Officers for Justice, a group that has pushed for stronger diversity in the Police Department for four decades. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)