Grand jury indicts SFPD officer in connection with 2019 shooting

Megan Cassidy reported in the SF Chronicle that a grand jury had indicted SFPD Officer Christopher Flores for shooting Jamaica Hampton while he was on the ground after another SFPD officer had shot him on a Mission District street. The injuries resulted in Jamaica Hampton having one of his legs amputated and suffering a debilitating injury to his dominant left arm. The grand jury also indicted Jamaica Hampton with assault on the officer. Deputy Public Defender Danielle Harris responded to the charges.

“The amount of punishment that Jamaica has already received as a result of his conduct a year ago … has been so severe, far more severe than anything that could lawfully be done to punish him,” Harris said. “It just seems wholly unnecessary and performative, I would say.”


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