Police shooting

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.
This Dec. 30, 2014 file photo shows a sidewalk memorial beneath a painted mural of Ezell Ford near where he was shot and killed when police confronted him on Aug. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Raquel Maria Dillon, File)

Judge: LA chief must take questions in fatal police shooting

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles police chief must answer questions about…

This Dec. 30, 2014 file photo shows a sidewalk memorial beneath a painted mural of Ezell Ford near where he was shot and killed when police confronted him on Aug. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Raquel Maria Dillon, File)
submitted photoAlice Brown

SFPD holds community meeting after fatal police shooting

A San Francisco woman shot and killed by police on St. Patrick’s…

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AP Photo/Jeff RobersonPolice shine a light on a helmet as they investigate the scene where two police officers were shot outside the Ferguson Police Department Thursday

Two officers shot in 'ambush' outside Ferguson PD

FERGUSON, Mo. — Two officers were shot in front of the Ferguson…

AP Photo/Jeff RobersonPolice shine a light on a helmet as they investigate the scene where two police officers were shot outside the Ferguson Police Department Thursday
AP Photo/Jeff RobersonPolice shine a light on a helmet as they investigate the scene where two police officers were shot outside the Ferguson Police Department Thursday

Officer kills armed 18-year-old near Ferguson

BERKELEY, Mo. — Violent protests broke out in suburban St. Louis after…

AP Photo/Jeff RobersonPolice shine a light on a helmet as they investigate the scene where two police officers were shot outside the Ferguson Police Department Thursday
Courtesy photoFreddy Martinez was left paralyzed from the waist down after being shot by an officer for brandishing what looked like a gun. The alleged weapon was a toy gun. The two officers involved in the incident were recently awarded a Silver Medal of Valor by the Police Department despite two investigations into the incident that are still open.

Two SFPD officers still under investigation in police shooting awarded Medals of Valor

In the early-morning hours of April 7, 2013, there was a fracas…

Courtesy photoFreddy Martinez was left paralyzed from the waist down after being shot by an officer for brandishing what looked like a gun. The alleged weapon was a toy gun. The two officers involved in the incident were recently awarded a Silver Medal of Valor by the Police Department despite two investigations into the incident that are still open.
MIKE KOOZMIN/S.F. EXAMINER FILE PHOTOAlejandro Nieto was killed by police March 21 in Bernal Heights Park.

Nieto family awaits release of SF officers' names for lawsuit in shooting case

The family of Alejandro Nieto, a 28-year-old man shot to death by…

MIKE KOOZMIN/S.F. EXAMINER FILE PHOTOAlejandro Nieto was killed by police March 21 in Bernal Heights Park.
AP Photo/Noah BergerA man leaves a looted T-Mobile store in Oakland

Oakland protesters block freeways, break windows in second night of Ferguson protests

OAKLAND — Demonstrators vandalized businesses and blocked freeways in Oakland while Los…

AP Photo/Noah BergerA man leaves a looted T-Mobile store in Oakland
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Ferguson businesses torched in overnight protests

FERGUSON, Mo. -- Smoke billowed from burned-out buildings and sidewalks were strewn…

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AP Photo/St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's OfficeThis undated photo released by the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's office on Monday

Highlights of testimony in Michael Brown shooting

A St. Louis County grand jury met for 25 days over three…

AP Photo/St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's OfficeThis undated photo released by the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's office on Monday
MIKE KOOZMIN/THE S.F. EXAMINERAn Escalade driven by a carjacking suspect lays on its side after it crashed at California and Battery streets. The suspect was shot and killed by police after refusing to surrender.

SF police to hold community meeting about fatal shooting

San Francisco police are expected to hold a community meeting Monday to…

MIKE KOOZMIN/THE S.F. EXAMINERAn Escalade driven by a carjacking suspect lays on its side after it crashed at California and Battery streets. The suspect was shot and killed by police after refusing to surrender.
courtesy Jose GarciaAlejandro Nieto

Police fatally shot SF man after mistaking Taser for gun

Alejandro Nieto was shot and killed by police Friday night after being…

courtesy Jose GarciaAlejandro Nieto