Police officers arrested a man after protesters angry over a deadly New Year's Day shooting of a young black man by a transit police officer erupted into violence in downtown Oakland on Wednesday night.
By the spot on Bernal Hill park where 28-year-old Alex Nieto was killed by San Francisco Police Department officers in March, his family and friends gathered once more for a press conference Friday to share their feelings about a Medical Examiner’s report.
Oakland police made numerous arrests Monday in a protest that started in the downtown area and continued to Interstate Highway 580 following a grand jury’s decision to not indict a police officer in a fatal Missouri shooting.
Police in Oakland took more aggressive tactics against unruly protesters Wednesday, the third night of violence in the East Bay city, but were unable to prevent another round of damage to businesses and other private property.
More than 100 Bay Area attorneys criminal defense lawyers as well as plaintiffs' civil litigators have penned an open letter to Mayor Ed Lee calling for an independent investigation into the Dec. 2 shooting death of Mario Woods at the hands of police and declaring San Francisco police Chief Greg Suhr "impartiality" in the matter "fatally taint[ed]."
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