No Charges While Calling for Reform

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San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón announced on Thursday his office will not file charges over two SFPD shootings, and called for changing the legal standard for police use of force.

Immediately before police officers shot Mario Woods, Sgt. Hugh Hall was heard on dispatch recordings saying "time and distance, time and distance," a reference to a 2013 SFPD policy about dealing with people armed with weapons.

Gascón called the shootings of Mario Woods and Luis Góngora "disturbing" and "unnecessary."

The DA supports AB 931, which would change the legal standard for police use of deadly force from "reasonable" to "necessary."