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Judge: Video 'Casts Doubt' on Police Account of Mario Woods Killing

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    New Look at Mario Woods Shooting Case

    A federal judge says video of a racially charged, fatal San Francisco police shooting "casts doubt" on officers' accounts that a 26-year-old black man was moving quickly toward them when they shot.

    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018)

    A federal judge says video of a racially charged, fatal San Francisco police shooting "casts doubt" on officers' accounts that a 26-year-old black man was moving quickly toward them when they shot.

    Five officers shot Mario Woods a combined 21 times in December 2015, saying he refused to drop a kitchen knife. Woods was suspected of stabbing a man.

    His death touched off weeks of protests over police treatment of minorities and led to a wrongful death lawsuit by Woods' family.

    U.S. District Judge William Orrick cited the videos Tuesday when he refused to toss out the lawsuit against the officers. KQED Radio was first to report the ruling.

    No Charges Will Be Filed Against SFPD Officers in Mario Woods and Luis Gongora Fatal Shootings

    [BAY] No Charges Will Be Filed Against SFPD Officers in Mario Woods and Luis Gongora Fatal Shootings

    The San Francisco District Attorney announced Thursday that no charges will be filed against SFPD officers in the fatal police shootings of Mario Woods and Luis Gongora. Sam Brock reports.

    (Published Thursday, May 24, 2018)

    Lawyers for the city had sought dismissal of the lawsuit by arguing the officers acted reasonably.

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