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Mission Activists Push DA for Charges 679 Days After Police Shooting
Public Defender Jeff Adachi stood alongside family and friends of police shooting victims at the Hall of Justice Thursday as they hoisted banners of Amilcar Perez Lopez, a 21-year old Mission District resident who was shot and killed by police on February 26, 2015. Activists in the Justice for Amilcar Coalition have repeatedly asked for charges to be filed against officers in police shootings, and activists Thursday demanded that District Attorney George Gascón conclude an ongoing investigation and charge the officers who shot Perez Lopez nearly two years ago. “We’ve been promised accountability by the District Attorney, by the Police Commission and so many others, yet we have failed to see that materialize,” Adachi said from a podium on the Hall of Justice steps. In February 2015, plainclothes officers Craig Tiffe and Eric Reboli say they were responding to a bike theft when Perez Lopez allegedly lunged at them with a knife. Autopsies later showed, ...