S.F. Police Department data reveal deep disparity in detention of suspects in homicide cases, depending on the victim’s race By Emily Green When it comes to the police arresting suspects in homicide cases, the race of the victim plays an outsize role in San Francisco.    San Francisco police make arrests in homicide cases where…

https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/SF-s-DA-says-Ed-Lee-Greg-Suhr-uncooperative-in-6791753.php By Vivian Ho January 28, 2016 Updated: January 28, 2016 6:56pm San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Police Chief Greg Suhr refuse to cooperate with the district attorney’s efforts to investigate police misconduct and departmental culture — even as they claim to be committed to transparency and accountability in the wake of the fatal…

https://www.sfexaminer.com/lee-makes-right-call/ Opinion > Editorials Lee makes the right call By Examiner Editorial Board on January 28, 2016 1:51 am Last Sunday, in this space, we wrote The City needed Mayor Ed Lee to push for an independent investigation into the San Francisco Police Department’s killing of Mario Woods and we expressed doubts he would seize…

Sun Reporter’s Gail Berkley- Civil rights attorney John Burris has represented high profile victims of police misconduct on both sides of the San Francisco Bay, including the family of Oscar Grant, who was shot dead by a Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) officer, and the young African American men victimized by a group of…

https://www.sfexaminer.com/time-for-lee-to-step-up/ Time for Lee to step up By Examiner Editorial Board on January 24, 2016 2:00 am “I’m still not sure why the chief isn’t here,” Supervisor David Campos said this week. “I am very bothered.” The occasion for the remarks was a committee hearing Thursday on alternatives to use of force by San Francisco…

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Mario-Woods-last-moments-You-better-6778777.php   By Matier & Ross January 22, 2016 The final chapter of Mario Woods’ life began when he slashed a stranger for no apparent reason and ended with him staring at the barrel of a San Francisco police officer’s gun and saying, “You better squeeze that … and kill me.” That’s the account provided…

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/crime/article/Family-demands-federal-probe-of-police-shooting-6766766.php   Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press January 18, 2016 Updated: January 18, 2016 5:01pm SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The family of a black man shot and killed by San Francisco police in an incident captured on video is demanding a federal civil rights investigation, their attorney announced Monday. John Burris, who is representing Mario Woods’…

For Immediate Release CONTACT: John Burris Cell (510) 928-5392 Office: (510) 839-5200 john.burris@johnburrislaw.com, Lee Houskeeper (415) 777-4700 Cell: (415) 654-9141 Newsservice@aol.com Videos: www.justiceformariowoods.com PRESS CONFERENCE 10:30 AM MARTIN LUTHER KING Jr DAY   Famed Civil Rights Attorney John Burris, Mario Wood’s Mother Gwendolyn Woods, Rev Amos Brown and Community Leaders Request Department of Justice Investigation…

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