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Alex Nieto Supporters Celebrate Memorial Victory

A group of some 40 community members, activists, friends and family of police shooting victim Alex Nieto on Tuesday gathered around a makeshift memorial on a slope leading up Bernal Hill – a tarp strewn over a pile of rocks. A photo of Nieto smiling was imprinted on the tarp.   That memorial will soon be replaced with a bench marking...
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Mission Activists Want Action from New Police Chief

Activists who have been pushing for police reform from the Mission District said Tuesday they are waiting for the newly appointed police chief William Scott to prove himself. Scott, a 25-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, spearheaded reform efforts in the LAPD, according to the Chronicle.  That, however, was not enough to win over local activists just yet...
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San Francisco Supervisors Approve Memorial for Alex Nieto, Shot by SFPD

Traduccion en español aquí. The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved 9-1 an ordinance directing the Recreation and Parks department to install a memorial to police shooting victim Alex Nieto at Bernal Heights Park. Supporters of the memorial, friends of Nieto’s parents and advocates who have mobilized around his and other police shootings, burst into cheers at the vote, with...
Benjamin Bac Sierra, friend of Alex Nieto and spokesperson for his family since his death, speaking at the rally on Tuesday. Photo by Joe Rivano Barros.

SF Officer Involved in Shooting Could Face Discipline for Facebook Comment

Traduccion en español aquí. A city investigation has found that a San Francisco police officer involved in the fatal shooting of Alex Nieto made inappropriate comments on social media in reference to the deceased and may face disciplinary action. The Office of Citizens Complaints found that Roger Morse, one of the police officers who shot and killed Nieto in 2014,...
Supporters applaud Elvira and Refugio Nieto at a meeting to discuss a memorial for their son. Photo by Laura Wenus

Planes para monumento a Nieto alcanza la audiencia de la Junta de Supervisores

Mientras una ordenanza que requiere un monumento a la víctima de la policía Alex Nieto hace su camino a través del proceso legislativo, unos 100 residentes que la apoyan se reunieron el lunes por la noche para discutir cómo debe lucir el monumento. Los supervisores John Avalos y David Campos han presentado una legislación instruyendo al Departamento de Recreación y...
Supporters applaud Elvira and Refugio Nieto at a meeting to discuss a memorial for their son. Photo by Laura Wenus

Plans for Nieto Memorial Near Board Hearing

Traduccion en español aquí. As an ordinance requiring a memorial to police shooting victim Alex Nieto makes its way through the legislative process, some 100 residents who support it met Monday night to discuss what the monument should look like. Supervisors John Avalos and David Campos have put forward legislation instructing the Recreation and Parks Department to install a memorial...
Protesters hold a mock trial of the "officers" involved in Alex Nieto's shooting. Photo by Dan Hirsch

More Complaints Arise About SF Cop Involved in Two Fatal Shootings

A police officer involved in the fatal shooting of a mentally ill man at Stern Grove in October was also one of the officers who pulled the trigger on Alex Nieto in 2014, according to police. After police released this information last week, organizers who work with at-risk youth came forward and told Mission Local that they had raised concerns of...
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Activist Groups Decline City’s Human Rights Award

Community groups demanding reform of the San Francisco Police Department and city government declined on Thursday to accept their awards from the San Francisco Human Rights Commission. At least half of the 16 the coalitions slated to receive the award – those recognized for organizing against police brutality – walked out of the City Hall chamber mid-ceremony. Many called the award “insulting.”...
Edwin Lindo taking vitamins on day seven of his hunger strike. Photo by Lola M. Chavez

SF Hunger Strikers Fatigued but Determined

The day after a group of hunger strikers held a rally outside the Mission District police station that saw more than 100 people chant for the firing of the city’s police chief, the group of nine began the seventh day of their fast – tired but determined. “We’re getting pretty weak,” said Edwin Lindo, a candidate for District 9 supervisor who has...
San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi called for a state investigation into police practices during an April 13 press conference at City Hall. Photo by Laura Waxmann

SF Looks to State for Help with Reforming Police Policies

Following a letter to California Attorney General Kamala Harris last week, Public Defender Jeff Adachi vowed to continue demanding a state investigation into the practices of the San Francisco Police Department, which he said are plagued by racial bias, use-of-force violations and a lack of transparency. “People are dying on our streets, so how many more have to be killed...
Chalk hearts commemorating those killed by police, at the memorial for Alex Nieto on Bernal Hill.

Alex Nieto Coalition Demands Independent Shooting Investigation

See Mission Local’s full coverage of the Alex Nieto shooting here. On the two-year anniversary of his death, advocates for Alex Nieto, a 28-year-old man shot and killed by San Francisco police at Bernal Heights Park in March 2014, are demanding an independent investigation of the shooting by the Department of Justice. They are also requesting a litany of other...
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Nieto Supporters Rally, Want Officer Fired

Dozens of protesters demanded on Friday that Mayor Ed Lee respond to police shootings and fire a police officer who allegedly posted a controversial online comment just hours after he was cleared of using excessive force in the 2014 shooting death of Alex Nieto. “Fire Officer Roger Morse!” shouted Benjamin Bac Sierra, a spokesperson for the Justice for Alex Nieto...
Police follow the procession on the anniversary of Alex Nieto's death, keeping a short distance.

SFPD Investigating Alleged Facebook Comment from Officer in Nieto Case

The San Francisco Police Department is investigating a Facebook post allegedly written by one of the four San Francisco police officers who shot and killed 28-year-old Alex Nieto at Bernal Heights Park in March 2014. Just six hours after a jury cleared Roger Morse and his three companions of using excessive force in the shooting death of Neito on March...
Drummers outside the Mission Cultural Center on Thursday night at a post-verdict gathering for Alex Nieto. Photo by Joe Rivano Barros.

Post-Trial Rally for Alex Nieto Talks Police Cover-Up

Just five hours after four San Francisco police officers were cleared of excessive force in the shooting death of Alex Nieto, his parents and advocates crammed into the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts and held a post-verdict gathering decrying what they said was a police cover-up. “The city of San Francisco spent millions of dollars on a scam,” said...
Adante Pointer, the Nieto family's attorney, speaking at a press conference outside the courthouse after the verdict. Photo by Joe Rivano Barros.

Jury Clears Four SFPD Officers in Alex Nieto Case

See Mission Local’s full coverage of the Alex Nieto shooting here. An eight-person jury unanimously decided on Thursday that the four San Francisco police officers who shot and killed 28-year-old Alex Nieto at Bernal Heights Park in March 2014 did not use excessive force. The verdict ends an eight-day federal civil case brought by Nieto’s parents seeking unspecified damages for civil...