NAACP holds meeting on deadly officer-involved shooting

- A meeting will be held Monday evening for people to discuss last week's deadly police shooting of a man in San Francisco's Bayview District.

The NAACP will host the meeting at the Third Baptist Church in San Francisco. 

There is growing anger over the killing, with some calling for the chief to step down.

Much of what happened when the shooting occurred last Wednesday was captured on cell phone video by witnesses. 

San Francisco police say 26-year-old Mario Woods was shot by five officers because he refused to drop the knife he was holding. 

Many who watch the video believe police didn't have to kill him. 
 
Things got heated on Friday night when Police Chief Greg Suhr hosted a town hall meeting to talk about the case. 

Nearly 300 people packed an auditorium at City College of San Francisco, making it clear they're angry. 

Many in the crowd say the killing was an example of excessive force. The chief is standing by his officers saying they were justified. 

"Hard meeting - raw feelings - people have a right to be upset. We have a responsibility to go to the community and have the conversation. A lot of people in that room are friends of mine from my time in the Bayview. It's a horrible situation," said Chief Suhr.

Chief Suhr also says the officers tried to disarm Woods using beanbag rounds and pepper spray, but they were not successful. The chief is rejecting calls for his resignation.

 

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