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  • San Francisco Police Department Deputy Chief Toney Chaplin, Chief Greg Suhr, Mission Station Capt. Daniel Perea, Investigations Cmdr. Greg McEachern and homicide division Lt. Edward Yu at an April 13 town hall meeting on the fatal police shooting of Luis Gongora. (Alex Emslie/KQED)
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  • The scene of a fatal shooting by two San Francisco police officers Thursday, April 4, from 18th and Shotwell streets. (Alex Emslie/KQED)
  • Police at the scene of an officer-involved shooting at the 400 block of Shotwell and 19th streets in San Francisco's Mission District on April 7, 2016. The shooting occurred around 10 a.m. (Alex Emslie/KQED)
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  • San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr. (Alex Emslie/KQED)
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  • Stanislav Petrov was hospitalized for almost two weeks after two Alameda County sheriff's deputies beat him with batons. (Courtesy of Michael Haddad)
  • A screenshot from security camera video showing two Alameda County sheriff's deputies beating Stanislav Petrov on Nov. 12, 2015.
  • A sign outside the San Francisco Police Officers Association headquarters. (Alex Emslie/KQED)
  • (L-R) Supporters Adriana Camarena, Refugio Nieto, Adante Pointer and Elvira Nieto speak to reporters after closing arguments March 9 in a civil trial over the fatal police shooting of Alejandro Nieto. (Alex Emslie/KQED)
  • San Francisco motorcycle police ride in front of about 500 people marching Saturday from San Francisco's Mission District to Bernal Heights Park, where 28-year-old Alejandro Nieto was shot and killed by police officers a week before. (Alex Emslie/KQED)
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  • Alejandro Nieto's parents, Elvira and Refugio Nieto, join their son's friend, Ben Bac Sierra, at a March 1 rally outside federal court in San Francisco before the opening of their civil rights trial accusing four SFPD officers of excessive force resulting in the wrongful death of their son. (Alex Emslie/KQED)
  • A bill introduced Friday by California Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) would make some peace officer misconduct and discipline records open to public records requests. (Alex Emslie/KQED)
  • San Francisco City Hall on Feb. 17, 2016. (Alex Emslie/KQED)
  • A screenshot from cell phone video showing the moments before Mario Woods was shot by five San Francisco police officers on Dec. 2, 2015.
  • A Taser X26. (Wikimedia Commons)
  • San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr. (Alex Emslie/KQED)


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