Family demands federal probe of police shooting

Jan 18, 2016 5:10 PM by News Staff

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The family of a black man shot and killed by San Francisco police in an incident captured on video is demanding a federal civil rights investigation.

Mario Woods' mother, Gwendolyn, is expected to be on hand at a news conference Monday with the family's attorney, John Burris, to announce their request.

The family has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the officers who shot Woods on Dec. 2 and review the department's use of deadly force, stops, and detention and searches of African American and Latinos citizens for possible civil rights violations.

According to police, five officers shot and killed 26-year-old Mario Woods after he appeared to raise an 8-inch knife he was carrying and approach one of the officers.

Woods' family has disputed that account and filed a lawsuit against the department.

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