Luis Gongora

Members of the community hold signs in protest during a Town Hall meeting in response to the April 7 police shooting death of Luis Gongora. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SFPD watchdog partially sustains complaint over police clearing tents after Gongora shooting

San Francisco’s police watchdog has partially upheld a complaint against officers who…

 

Members of the community hold signs in protest during a Town Hall meeting in response to the April 7 police shooting death of Luis Gongora held at the Laborers International Union building in San Francisco's Mission District Wednesday, April 13, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Homeless man killed by SF police in April was shot six times, had meth in his system

Luis Pat Gongora, the homeless man who was fatally shot by San…

 

A protester, right, expresses his opinion to a police officer and another pedestrian near Trade and Tryon Streets in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, as demonstrations continue following the shooting death of Keith Scott by police earlier in the week. (Jeff Siner/Charlotte Observer/TNS)

Release the tapes

"Release the tapes.” That was the chant in Charlotte, N.C., this past…

 

Community members hold signs in protest during a Town Hall meeting on April 13 in response to the fatal police shooting of Luis Gongora. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SFPD officer involved in fatal shooting reassigned from reforms bureau

A San Francisco police officer involved in the recent fatal shooting of…

Community members hold signs in protest during a Town Hall meeting on April 13 in response to the fatal police shooting of Luis Gongora. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Members of the community hold signs in protest during a Town Hall meeting in response to the April 7 police shooting death of Luis Gongora held at the Laborers International Union building in San Francisco's Mission District Wednesday, April 13, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SF officer involved in recent shooting reassigned to bureau handling reforms

A San Francisco police officer involved in one of the latest fatal…

Members of the community hold signs in protest during a Town Hall meeting in response to the April 7 police shooting death of Luis Gongora held at the Laborers International Union building in San Francisco's Mission District Wednesday, April 13, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Members of the community hold signs in protest during a Town Hall meeting in response to the April 7 police shooting death of Luis Gongora held at the Laborers International Union building in San Francisco's Mission District Wednesday, April 13, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Family of man killed by police in April filing claim against SF

The family of a man who was shot and killed by police…

Members of the community hold signs in protest during a Town Hall meeting in response to the April 7 police shooting death of Luis Gongora held at the Laborers International Union building in San Francisco's Mission District Wednesday, April 13, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Edwin Lindo, center, argues with officers about reopening public bathrooms inside the station after police closed them to the hunger strikers outside on Monday night. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SF hunger strikers outside police station threatened with arrest

Hunger strikers calling for Police Chief Greg Suhr’s job were threatened with…

Edwin Lindo, center, argues with officers about reopening public bathrooms inside the station after police closed them to the hunger strikers outside on Monday night. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
A woman memorializes Luis Gongora, who was fatally shot by San Francisco police on April 7, outside of a town hall meeting at the Laborers Internationl Union building in the Mission on Wednesday, April 13. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Homeless advocacy begins with listening

Last week was awful, in that gut-wrenching, sick-to-your-stomach kind of way. Midweek…

A woman memorializes Luis Gongora, who was fatally shot by San Francisco police on April 7, outside of a town hall meeting at the Laborers Internationl Union building in the Mission on Wednesday, April 13. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Members of the community hold signs in protest during a Town Hall meeting in response to the April 7 police shooting death of Luis Gongora held at the Laborers International Union building in San Francisco's Mission District Wednesday, April 13, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

More transparent police efforts met by hostile crowd at SFPD town hall

Within hours of the killing of Luis Gongora by police last week,…

Members of the community hold signs in protest during a Town Hall meeting in response to the April 7 police shooting death of Luis Gongora held at the Laborers International Union building in San Francisco's Mission District Wednesday, April 13, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
After the fatal police shooting of a homeless man, Luis Gongora, Mayor Ed Lee ordered the tents on Shotwell Street to be taken down. By Sunday they were back. (Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/S.F. Examiner)

Wiener’s anti-tent comments backfire, bring more tents to homeless

Look out, folks. This homeless tent saga is starting to resemble a…

After the fatal police shooting of a homeless man, Luis Gongora, Mayor Ed Lee ordered the tents on Shotwell Street to be taken down. By Sunday they were back. (Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/S.F. Examiner)
Reyna Maldonado, a neighbor who lives near a homeless encampment on Shotwell Street and 18th, signs the tent of Luis Gongora, who was shot and killed by San Francisco Police Department officers on April 7 (Joe Fitzgerald Rodriquez/S.F. Examiner)

Shotwell tents destroyed as friends mourn homeless man shot by SFPD

The fallout was swift. Thursday morning, San Francisco Police Department officers shot…

Reyna Maldonado, a neighbor who lives near a homeless encampment on Shotwell Street and 18th, signs the tent of Luis Gongora, who was shot and killed by San Francisco Police Department officers on April 7 (Joe Fitzgerald Rodriquez/S.F. Examiner)
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…

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)