Monday Morning News Roundup
Protestors of Police Killings Blocking Entrance of Mission Police Station
A group of protesters have chained themselves together outside of the Mission Police Station in San Francisco this morning to mark the one-year anniversary of the police shooting of a 28-year-old man in the city’s Bernal Heights neighborhood.
The group is protesting the lack of indictments against the San Francisco police officers involved in the shooting of Alejandro “Alex” Nieto on March 21, 2014, a year ago Saturday.
San Francisco prosecutors announced last month that the four officers who shot and killed Nieto at Bernal Heights Park will not be charged. The officers said Nieto pointed what looked like a firearm at them, but it was later determined to be a Taser stun gun.
The group Stop Police Impunity, which helped organize today’s protest, is also highlighting other recent killings of people of color by police across the nation. Family and friends of Nieto were among the expected attendees at the rally, organizers said.
A livestream video of the protest at www.stoptheimpunity.org shows dozens of protesters blocking the street in front of the police station at 17th and Valencia streets.
Female Found Critically Injured in SoMa Stabbing
A female was found critically injured in a stabbing in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood Saturday night, according to police.
The victim was found around 10:40 p.m. Saturday in the first block of 12th Street. She was taken to San Francisco General Hospital to be treated for stab wounds that are considered life-threatening, police said.
No arrests had been made in the case and no suspect information was available as of this morning.
Police Net 91 Firearms in Gun Buyback Program
San Francisco police took in 91 guns in today’s gun buyback program, a police spokeswoman said.
Fifty-one handguns, 23 rifles, 14 shotguns and 3 assault rifles were taken off the street, San Francisco police spokeswoman Officer Grace Gatpandan said.
Gatpandan said that the event was successful.
Man Shot in Abdomen Saturday Afternoon, No Arrests Made
A 43-year-old man was shot near University of San Francisco on Saturday afternoon, police said.
The shooting was reported around 1:15 p.m. Saturday in the area of Arguello Boulevard and Balboa Street, just west of the USF campus.
Officers arrived to find the victim had been shot in the abdomen.
He was taken to San Francisco General Hospital to be treated for his injuries, which are not considered life-threatening, police said.
No arrests had been made in the case and a detailed description of the suspect was not available as of this morning, according to police.
Anyone with information about the shooting is encouraged to call the Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or to send a tip by text message to TIP411 with “SFPD” in the message.