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San Francisco police face US Justice Department review
February 3, 2016
The U.S. Department of Justice said Monday it will examine use of force and ethnic disparities in arrests as part of a review of the San Francisco Police Department amid heightened racial tensions. Unlike investigations by the DOJ's civil rights division, the review will be voluntary and won't end with a court-monitored legal settlement. ... read more »
Family demands federal probe of police shooting
January 20, 2016
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' family, said San Francisco police have engaged in a pattern of excessive force and illegal stops and detentions of Latinos and African-Americans that warrants a probe by the U.S. Department of Justice. ... read more »

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