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Mon Aug 20 2001
Community Activists Demand End to Police Misconduct at Supe's Hearing
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Oct 9: A special hearing of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors' Rules Committee was held to address police misconduct and SFPD training for mental health crises. Friends, family and supporters of Idriss Stelley, killed by the SFPD in June, spoke to the Board. Supervisor Tom Ammiano announced that he would introduce a resolution to mandate that 25% of SFPD officers receive mental health training within the next two years (1 in 4 SFPD calls involve someone in a mental health-related crisis). Read a report from Poor Magazine on the hearing and watch video.

After 3 months of stonewalling by SFPD, the family of Idriss Stelley recently filed a police misconduct claim against the city. The claim will force the city to respond within 45 days and provide information (such as the names of witnesses) that has been so far withheld by the SFPD and Police Commission. At a press conference on the steps of City Hall to announce the claim, Idriss' mother, Mesha Monge-Irizarry, said her son was "murdered by police." After hundreds of community residents demanded answers at the two Police Commission meetings following Idriss' death, the SFPD continues to remain silent and create obstacles to uncovering what happened that night. Full Report. Read an excerpt from Idriss’ family Misconduct Claim against the city. Photos: 1 | 2 | 3

Just before midnight on June 12, the young African-American man with a history of mental illness was gunned down and killed by at least eight cops, who shot him more than 20 times at the Sony Metreon theater. Full Report | SF Bay View | PNN | Idriss One Love
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