Apr 15, 2016
Fault Lines Links – SFPD Shooting Of Luis Gongora “Violated Department Policies”
Apr. 15, 2016 (Mimesis Law) — Happy Friday people. Here’s what you need to know.
- The fatal shooting of unarmed Luis Gongora by San Francisco cops violated police department policies according to certain advocates. The time that elapsed between police arriving on the scene and shooting Gongora was 22 seconds, which may violate the SFPD “time and distance” rule, created following the Mario Woods police shooting.
- A NY court rejected NYPD Officer Peter Liang’s bid to have his manslaughter conviction set aside. Liang was convicted of the killing of Akai Gurley in 2014. He faces up to 15 years in prison, however prosecutors have pushed for no prison time.
- Mesa, AZ, prosecutor announced that he will not release the body cam footage of the fatal shooting of Daniel Shaver, as the jury in the upcoming trial would be “tainted”. Officer Philip Brailsford shot and killed Shaver while he was on his knees in the process of surrendering.
- It emerged that University of California at Davis paid up to $175,000 to consultants to have negative press of the institution erased following the 2011 incident caught on video of campus police pepper spraying peaceful students.