Federal Jury Clears Four SF Cops in Controversial 2014 Shooting

Four San Francisco police officers have been cleared by a federal jury of any wrongdoing in the August, 2014 shooting death of Alejandro "Alex" Nieto in the city's Bernal Heights neighborhood.

Officers had encountered Nieto and fired multiple rounds at him after they allege he pointed a taser at them, which they mistook for a gun.

The incident sparked outrage in the community as many felt the officers had used excessive force. A federal jury, however, disagreed and cleared the officers on their second day of deliberations.

Although it was a "hard case," one unnamed juror stated that they looked "at all of" the evidence before rendering their verdict.

The federal civil case comes after the district attorney already cleared the officers' actions in February, 2015.


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