D.A. @GeorgeGascon Scorecard on Charging @SFPD Killings from 2011-2018: A 100% Police Impunity Rate!

D.A. Gascón’s Scorecard on Police Accountability for OIS from 2011-March 2018

The Prosecutor Who Protects the Police, Not the People

This brief report summarizes statistical data about investigations carried out by the Office of the District Attorney into officer-involved shootings (OIS) in San Francisco, since the entry into office of George Gascón in 2011 to March 2018.

In September 2016, D.A. Gascón was granted a $1.5 million dollar budget to create a specialized unit to investigate police misconduct, but as our report shows, D.A. Gascón has never pressed charges against police officers who killed in any single OIS case, so far.

Nearly two years after the execution of Luis Góngora Pat by officer Michael Mellone and Sgt. Nate Steger, D.A. Gascón has yet to make a decision in his case. Luis’s family continues to demand that the D.A. pursue charges for his homicide.

A 100% police impunity rate for police shootings in San Francisco

Between 2011 and March 2018, there were 54 officer-involved shootings (OIS) carried out by San Francisco police officers. Of those 54 OIS, 24 were fatal and 30 were non-fatal.

Based on available public information from the Office of the District Attorney, we know that

  • 61% of investigations into all OIS that took place from 2011-March 2018 have been closed. The other 39% remain open or the D.A.’s charging decision has not been made public.
  • Under D.A. Gascón, San Francisco has a 100% police impunity rate when it comes to officer-involved shootings, so far.
    • None of the OIS investigations closed so far by the D.A. for that period have resulted in charges pressed against any officer-involved.
    • In other words, D.A. Gascón found that SFPD officers committed no criminal act during any of the 54 times they shot their weapons at civilians, discharging hundreds of rounds.

From where we stand, it would appear that systematic impunity for police abuses is supported by the Office of the District Attorney of San Francisco.

In a further breakdown, of the 24 fatal OIS that took and place and were investigated by the D.A. Gascón from 2011-March 2018:

  • 67% of investigations into fatal OIS, resulted in no charges, because the D.A. deemed that officers had acted lawfully or the D.A. believed there was insufficient evidence to contradict that assumption and therefore declined to press charges.
  • The other 33% of OIS cases remain open or the D.A. has not made his decision known.

Of the 30 non-fatal OIS investigated by the District Attorney Gascón:

  • 57% of investigations into non-fatal OIS have been resolved, resulting in no charges because the D.A. deemed that officers had acted lawfully or the D.A. believed there was insufficient evidence to contradict that assumption and declined to press charges.
  • Regarding the other 43% non-fatal OIS cases, these either remain open or the D.A. has not made his decision known.

Tables and graphs:

Below we include a complete list of OIS, naming victims and the SFPD officers who shot them, based on publicly available information.

We have also included graphs summarizing the systematic impunity supported by the Office of the District Attorney of San Francisco.

The People’s Police Observatory is a project in honor of Luis Góngora Pat, killed by SFPD officers on April 7, 2016.

We demand justice for him, and the many others killed and abused by SFPD with utter impunity decade after decade after decade.

End Police Impunity, Now!

With care for our community,

Justice & Honor for Luis Góngora Pat

 

Last updated April 23, 2018, Primary Source: DA Charging Letters.

DA PDF COPY: D.A. Gascón’s Scorecard on Police Accountability for OIS from 2011-March2018 (Updated April 23, 2018)

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D.A. Gascón’s Scorecard on Police Accountability:
The Prosecutor Who Protects the Police, Not the PeopleFATAL SFPD OIS 2011-2018
Date of OIS Fatal/Non Fatal Victim of OIS Officers Involved in OIS DA’s Decision
6/7/2011 FATAL Joshua Smith Albert Liu
Scott Ryan, Sgt.
Declined to charge
7/16/2011 FATAL Kenneth Harding Jr. Richard Hastings
Matthew Lopez
Lawful actions
10/3/2011 FATAL Peter Yin Woo William Heppler (Star No. 1726) Lawful actions
12/14/2011 FATAL Steven Michael Young Thomas Minkel (Star No. 1451) Lawful actions
5/9/2012 FATAL Dennis Hughes Jason Cherniss, Cpt. (Star No. 387)
Joshua Hinds (Star No. 1153)
Ronald Liberta, Sgt. (Star No. 682)
Lawful actions
7/18/2012 FATAL Pralith Pralourng Mary Godfrey (Star No. 27) Lawful actions
4/17/2013 FATAL Dale Stuart Wilkerson Aaron Cowhig (Star No. 2084) Lawful actions
3/21/2014 FATAL Alejandro “Alex” Nieto Jason Sawyer (Star No. 1127)
Richard Schiff (Star No. 1196)
Roger Morse (Star No. 1923)
Nathan Chew (Star No. 2088)
Lawful actions
9/25/2014 FATAL Giovany Contreras Sandoval Christopher Cotter (Star No. 1364)
James Johnson (Star No. 2430)
Ryan McEachern (Star No. 1431)
Gordon Wong (Star No. 1478)
Kurt Macauley (Star No. 2440)
Omar Alvarenga (Star No. 1630)
Lawful actions
10/7/2014 FATAL O’Shaine Evans David Goff Lawful actions
1/4/2015 FATAL Matthew Hoffman Michael Serujo, Sgt.
Nicolas Pena. Sgt.
Lawful actions
2/26/2015 FATAL Amilcar Perez-Lopez Eric Reboli (Star No. 1651)
Craig Tiffe (Star No. 1312)
Declined to charge
3/17/2015 FATAL Alice Brown Michael Tursi (Star No. 997)
Sgt. Tom Maguire (Star No. 1158)
Declined to charge
10/15/2015 FATAL Herbert Omar Benitez Michael Koniaris, Sgt. (Star No. 1919) Declined to charge
11/11/2015 FATAL Javier Lopez Garcia Jeffrey Camilosa (Star No. 4244)
Andres Garza (Star No. 4253)
Jeffrey Aloise, Sgt. (Star No. 1303)
Lawful actions
12/2/2015 FATAL Mario Woods Charles August
Nicholas Cuevas
Antonio Santos
Winson Seto
Scott Phillips
Unknown/ Pending
4/7/2016 FATAL Luis Góngora Pat Nathaniel “Nate” Steger
Michael Mellone
Unknown/ Pending
5/19/2016 FATAL Jessica Williams (née Jessica Nelson) Justin Erb, Sgt. (Star No. 686) Lawful actions
10/15/2016 FATAL Nicolas McWherter Paul Dominguez (Star No. 2212)
Nathan Chew (Star No. 2088)
Lawful actions
5/3/2017 FATAL Nicholas Flusche Kenneth Cha (Star No. 1206) Lawful actions
9/24/2017 FATAL Damian Murray Jason Robinson
Wilrolan Ravelo
Unknown/ Pending
12/1/2017 FATAL Kaita “Icky” O’Neil Christopher Samayoa Unknown/ Pending
4/6/2018 FATAL Jesus Adolfo Delgado Loren Chiu
Stephen Cassinelli
John Ishida
Corbyn Carroll
Juan Gustilo
Nicholas Nagai
Sean O’Rourke
Colby Smets
Ari Smith-Russack
Joshua Tupper
Unknown/ Pending
4/21/2018 FATAL Jehad Eid Kevin Endo
Tess Casey
Unknown/ Pending
The People’s Police Observatory —www.justice4luis.org

 

D.A. Gascón’s Scorecard on Police Accountability:

The Prosecutor Who Protects the Police, Not the People

NON-FATAL SFPD OIS 2011-2018

Date of OIS Fatal/Non Fatal Victim of OIS Officers Involved in OIS DA’s Decision
1/4/2011 NON-FATAL Randal Phillip Dunklin Terence Saw
Courtney Smith
Noah Mallinger
Unknown
6/29/2011 NON-FATAL Roselyndo Nagayo Sicat Patrick Griffin
Michael Tursi
Lawful actions
9/17/2011 NON-FATAL Jesus Octavio Paretes (Paredes) Rodriguez Ryan Jones Lawful actions
12/16/2011 NON-FATAL Larry Simonton Gabriel Alcaraz (Star No. 590) Lawful actions
5/13/2012 NON-FATAL Derryck A. King Walter Ware, Sgt. (Star No. 66) Lawful actions
8/4/2012 NON-FATAL Brian “Melvin” Cooper Shante Williams (Star No. 2336) Lawful actions
8/27/2012 NON-FATAL Larry Massey Regina Berrigan (Star No. 1629) Lawful actions
9/20/2012 NON-FATAL Oliver Jose Barcenas Toney D. Chaplain (Star No. 951) Lawful actions
2/14/2013 NON-FATAL Alexander Gibbons Kohl O’Keefe (Star No. 4291) Lawful actions
3/5/2013 NON-FATAL Eddie Tilman Edric Talusan (Star No. 1114)
Kevin Rightmire (Star No. 1965)
Lawful actions
3/15/2013 NON-FATAL Peter Russell Howard Brown (Star No. 1243) Declined to charge
4/7/2013 NON-FATAL Fredi Ulisis Martinez Ryan Daugherty (Star No. 123) Lawful actions
4/7/2013 NON-FATAL NOT IDENTIFIED Ryan Daugherty (Star No. 123) Unknown
7/20/2013 NON-FATAL Carlos Miranda Ryan Doherty (Star No. 1022) Lawful actions
10/27/2013 NON-FATAL Rommel Narvaez FOUR OFFICERS, NOT IDENTIFIED Unknown
12/30/2013 NON-FATAL Jacques Samuel Wayne Wong (Star No. 2223) Lawful actions
1/12/2014 NON-FATAL Joel Henriquez NOT IDENTIFIED Unknown
2/4/2014 NON-FATAL Ramone Wellington Brandon Thompson (Star No. 153) Lawful actions
3/8/2014 NON-FATAL Jeffrey Miguel Ruano NOT IDENTIFIED Unknown
3/8/2014 NON-FATAL Adam Shaw, Ofc. NOT IDENTIFIED Unknown
10/7/2014 NON-FATAL NOT IDENTIFIED David Goff Unknown
11/6/2014 NON-FATAL Jason Seymour Eduard Ochoa (Star No. 1317) Declined to charge
12/3/2014 NON-FATAL NOT IDENTIFIED NOT IDENTIFIED Unknown
1/4/2015 NON-FATAL Demond Rogers NOT IDENTIFIED Unknown
7/26/2015 NON-FATAL NOT IDENTIFIED NOT IDENTIFIED, SFPD, Airport Bureau Unknown
10/24/2015 NON-FATAL Randal Maykopet Dino Zografos  (Star No. 1139)
Damon Hart, Sgt. (Star No. 1271)
Declined to charge
1/6/2017 NON-FATAL Sean Moore Kenneth Cha (Star No. 1206) Unknown
5/21/2017 NON-FATAL Unknown (fleeing burglary suspect) Dack Thompson (Star No. 1292) Lawful actions
11/1/2017 NON-FATAL Sesar Valadez Samuel Fung Unknown
2/17/2018 NON-FATAL Joel Armstrong Glennon Griffin
Anthony Sharron
Robby Wilkom
Matthew Nazar
Gregory Buhagiar
Steven Oesterich
Christopher Cotter
Unknown
The People’s Police Observatory—www.justice4luis.org

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