Criminal Law

San Francisco Officer Charged with On-Duty Homicide in 2017 Shooting

(CNN)A former San Francisco Police officer was charged with homicide Monday in connection with a 2017 on-duty shooting. The city’s district attorney’s office said in a news release that it believes this is the first time a city law enforcement officer has been charged with an on-duty homicide.

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, according to the news release.

Samayoa has been charged with voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, assault with a semiautomatic firearm, assault by police officer and discharge of a firearm with gross negligence, the release said.
CNN has reached out to an attorney for Samayoa but has not yet heard back.

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