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Justice Department to investigate San Francisco police amid troubles

Justice Department to investigate San Francisco police amid troubles

The U.S. Department of Justice is beginning a review of the San Francisco Police Department, which recently came under fire for the shooting of a young black man and for a separate incident in which officers sent homophobic and racist text messages.

Representatives from the department will announce the details of the review Monday afternoon. A spokeswoman for the department would not say Sunday what the investigation would focus on. 

In December, San Francisco police officers shot and killed a 26-year-old black man who was armed with a knife.

The killing of Mario Woods was captured on cellphone video and has stirred protests in the city. On Saturday, hundreds...

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