Police brutality

Activist hold their own meeting at City College Wednesday after their interruptions caused the police commission to cancel hearing on use of force reforms. (S.F. Examiner/Jonah Lamb)

Protesters force Police Commission to cancel hearing on use of force reforms

The first of two public meetings held by the San Francisco Police…

 

Sellassie Blackwell, left, of the Justice for Mario Woods Coalition addresses the San Francisco Police Commission on Wednesday night at the Salvation Army Kroc Community Center. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Police turn out in droves to support officers involved in fatal shooting of Mario Woods

More than 70 off-duty San Francisco police officers who filled a Tenderloin…

 

VIDEO: Mario Woods protesters interrupt Mayor Lee’s speech during MLK event

The voices came from the dark as Mayor Ed Lee stood in…

 

Screengrab from a video showing police officers shooting and killing Mario Woods in the Bayview Dec. 2, 2015. (Courtesy @krispyyyxchris via Twitter)

SF District Attorney says investigation into Woods shooting will be ‘quicker’ than usual

The day after the funeral of Mario Woods, protesters outside of San…

Screengrab from a video showing police officers shooting and killing Mario Woods in the Bayview Dec. 2, 2015. (Courtesy @krispyyyxchris via Twitter)
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)
San Francisco police officials have been pushing for officers to be equipped with Tasers, arguing that the devices would have prevented recent officer-involved shootings. (File photo)

Mayor Ed Lee backs Tasers for police in wake of Mario Woods killing

San Francisco's mayor has voiced his support for equipping all of The…

San Francisco police officials have been pushing for officers to be equipped with Tasers, arguing that the devices would have prevented recent officer-involved shootings. (File photo)
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)
Mario Woods, pictured in both photos, was shot and killed by San Francisco police on Wednesday in the Bayview. (Courtesy photos)

Police Commission vows to push for reforms after police gun down man in Bayview

San Francisco's police oversight body is moving to address the fallout from…

Mario Woods, pictured in both photos, was shot and killed by San Francisco police on Wednesday in the Bayview. (Courtesy photos)
Two sheriff's deputies caught on tape beating a man in the Mission. (Courtesy/ San Francisco Public Defender's Office)

Apparent beating by Alameda sheriff’s deputies to be investigated by SFPD, DA

The San Francisco District Attorney’s Office and Police Department have launched independent…

Two sheriff's deputies caught on tape beating a man in the Mission. (Courtesy/ San Francisco Public Defender's Office)
Two sheriff's deputies caught on tape beating a man in the Mission. (Courtesy/ San Francisco Public Defender's Office)

SF beating caught on tape: Deputies involved should face criminal investigation, says Public Defender

The Alameda County Public Defender is calling for prosecutors to consider filing…

Two sheriff's deputies caught on tape beating a man in the Mission. (Courtesy/ San Francisco Public Defender's Office)
Two sheriff's deputies caught on tape beating a man in the Mission. (Courtesy/ San Francisco Public Defender's Office)

Disturbing video appears to show deputies beating suspect in Mission alley

A video that appears to show two sheriff's deputies viciously beating a…

Two sheriff's deputies caught on tape beating a man in the Mission. (Courtesy/ San Francisco Public Defender's Office)

Lawsuit alleges SF police wrongfully beat young black man

The ACLU filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Wednesday against the San…

Police officers detain a man on Market Street near UN Plaza on Aug. 4. (Courtesy Chaédria LaBouvier via Youtube)

Police defend officers’ actions in viral video of one-legged man’s detention

An cellphone video that recorded a handful of San Francisco police officers…

Police officers detain a man on Market Street near UN Plaza on Aug. 4. (Courtesy Chaédria LaBouvier via Youtube)
California Gov. Jerry Brown talks at a conference in San Diego. (Lenny Ignelzi/AP Photo)

California governor signs 2 bills tied to police misconduct

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed two bills relating to police…

California Gov. Jerry Brown talks at a conference in San Diego. (Lenny Ignelzi/AP Photo)
This is a picture of Joshua Boling reportedly after his run-in with police July 11, 2014 near the Panhandle area of Golden Gate Park. He was treated by paramedics at the scene. (Courtesy Public Defender's Office)

Homeless man who knocked out cop beaten by police before

A young homeless man is alleged to have knocked a San Francisco…

This is a picture of Joshua Boling reportedly after his run-in with police July 11, 2014 near the Panhandle area of Golden Gate Park. He was treated by paramedics at the scene. (Courtesy Public Defender's Office)
Mike Koozmin/SF ExaminerProtesters shut down San Francisco's City Hall

Black Lives Matter protesters take over SF City Hall

City Hall was bombarded with hundreds of protesters Tuesday afternoon denouncing racism…

Mike Koozmin/SF ExaminerProtesters shut down San Francisco's City Hall

Six protesters arrested on Bay Bridge

Six police brutality protesters were arrested on the western span of the…

Mike Koozmin/SF ExaminerThe Gilbert Street alley where an argument between a sheriff's deputy and parking officer allegedly happened in shown here.

SF deputy alleged to have pulled gun on parking officer will not be charged

A sheriff’s deputy accused of pulling a gun on a man across…

Mike Koozmin/SF ExaminerThe Gilbert Street alley where an argument between a sheriff's deputy and parking officer allegedly happened in shown here.
Justin DeFreitas
Justin DeFreitas