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California DOJ to Investigate SOMA Officer-involved Shooting

The California Department of Justice on Monday launched an investigation into Thursday’s officer-involved shooting that left two dead in the South of Market neighborhood.

The shooting occurred after officers responded to an assault in progress on Thursday and SFPD has yet to clarify whether the two suspects died as a result of their gunfire. Attorney General Rob Bonta has picked up the case because of the uncertainty of the shooting, according to a press release.

A state law formed in the wake of George Floyd’s murder at the hands of Minneapolis police requires the state DOJ to investigate any officer-involved shooting when it results in the death of an unarmed civilian.

The shooting took place in an area of the city that has seen an increase in crime since Mayor London Breed declared a crackdown on the neighboring Tenderloin neighborhood.

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