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Protesters Want District Attorney to Charge SFPD Officers in 2015 Deadly Shooting

Activists are demanding the San Francisco District Attorney to reconsider his decision to clear two police officers in the 2015 fatal shooting of Amilcar Perez-Lopez.

Demonstrators protested outside the Hall of Justice Friday, two days after DA George Gascón announced he will not charge officers in the shooting death.

Protesters said they want Gascón to come and talk with the community. They also want more details in a full report.

The DA's Office said full reports are not released due to concerns, including witness and victim information.

Perez-Lopez, a Guatemalan man, was fatally shot by officers in the Mission District on Feb. 26, 2015. Officers at the time were responding to a 911 report of a man running with a knife down Folsom Street toward 25th Street, chasing another man, officials said.

The DA's Office on Wednesday released animation of what they believe happened during the 2015 shooting. The DA's Office said Perez-Lopez died from six gunshot wounds by police, had a knife and the officers used deadly force in self defense.

Meanwhile, demonstrators on Friday believe someone is covering up the truth, which is why they are demanding a full report.

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