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Investigations of Officer-Involved Shootings Abound in S.F., but So Do Delays

Mission Local

San Francisco police officers got the call at 11:35 p.m. on a Saturday about a domestic disturbance. They arrived at the Russian Hill apartment to hear Damian Murray threatening his wife and two children with a gun. For three hours, crisis negotiators tried to calm Murray. And then, a gunshot fired in the apartment, officers broke down the door and one of four shots hit Murray. He died later that night.

The officer-involved shooting prompted five investigations, but if the past is an indicator, it will take at least 22 months to complete any of them — a time frame a San Francisco civil grand jury called “unacceptable.” The 2016 Department of Justice report agreed, noting that only one officer-involved shooting case had been closed from 2013 to 2015.

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