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S.F. Police Shooting Raises Questions About City’s Response to Psychiatric Crises

By Alex Emslie, KQED News Fix

San Francisco police officers Kenneth Cha and Colin Patino didn’t know what they were walking into when they arrived at 515 Capitol Ave. before dawn on Jan. 6 and attempted to contact Sean Moore about a complaint from his neighbor.

The encounter with Moore escalated into the Police Department’s first officer-involved shooting of 2017 and the first ever in San Francisco to be captured on police body cameras. It was also the latest example of a tragic trend in San Francisco and across the nation: People in the midst of a psychiatric crisis make up a disproportionate number of those shot by police. 

Read the complete story at KQED News Fix.