San Francisco Police Officer Charged with Murder of Unarmed Black Man

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San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin speaks next to assistant district attorney Rachel Marshall at a news conference in San Francisco, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. A former San Francisco police officer, Chris Samayoa, who fatally shot an unarmed carjacking suspect in 2017 has been charged with manslaughter, Boudin said on Monday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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For the first time in San Francisco’s history, an on-duty cop has been charged with homicide for fatally shooting an unarmed Black man

According to CNN, former San Francisco officer Chris Samayoa is charged with fatally shooting 42-year-old Keita O’Neil, a Black man suspected of carjacking a California State Lottery minivan. The incident happened on December 1, 2017. O’Neil was allegedly being pursued but after reaching a dead-end street, he jumped out of the vehicle and began to run. Samayoa  shot him as he ran away. O’Neil was reportedly unarmed.

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