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    The NAACP is demanding changes in the San Francisco Police Department after last week's shooting in the Bayview District. Jean Elle reports. (Published Monday, Dec. 7, 2015)

    The NAACP is demanding changes in the San Francisco Police Department after last week's shooting in the Bayview District.

    Police say five officers shot and killed 26-year-old Mario Woods when he refused to drop a knife. The shooting happened after officers used non-lethal weapons.

    Police Commissioner Joe Marshal assured a crowd at meeting late Monday hosted by the NAACP at the Third Baptist Church in San Francisco that reforms are coming.

    San Francisco-resident Lonette Robinson says she and many others do not trust the police and are out of patience.

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    "It still hasn't changed," Robinson said. "It's still the same."

    The NAACP at the meeting came up with a list of demands it plans to give the police commission on Wednesday.

    The list includes a demand for more African American officers to be hired by SFPD, increase diversity training and more foot patrols in African American neighborhoods.

    SFPD Chief Greg Suhr says he expects a review of policy, procedures and weaponry.

    "We would like to have Tasers that will be part of the discussion when we open up use of force policy," he said.

    Suhr says the department is now issuing shields, which could be used to fend off a knife.

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    The police commission meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at San Francisco City Hall.

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