Media Briefing Regarding Body Worn Camera Footage from January 6th Officer Involved Shooting

On January 18, 2017 at 3:00 PM, Interim Police Chief Toney Chaplin held a media briefing at the Police Headquarters Building regarding body worn camera (BWC) video from the January 6th officer involved shooting (OIS).

The two videos released are from footage recorded by two San Francisco Police officers body worn cameras, showing the SFPD response to a call regarding a restraining order violation between two neighbors in the City's Taraval district. The incident occurred on Friday January 6, 2017 at 3:51 AM.

Prior to showing the videos, Chief Chaplin addressed members of the media and explained that the Department had previously planned a press conference scheduled for Thursday, January 19th with the intent of releasing portions of the BWC video after the Moore family and the involved officers and their families had been given the opportunity to view the video. The Public Defender’s Office decision to hold a press conference earlier in the day prompted the Department to reschedule its press conference for January 18th 2017.

In response to allegations made during the Public Defender’s press conference, Chief Chaplin clarified that, in accordance with Department policy, the involved officers made a statement prior to viewing the BWC footage.  Chief Chaplin also confirmed that the officers had been assaulted and noted that the video does depict the assaults that precipitated the officer involved shooting. The Department also released photos of Officer Cha’s and Officer Patino’s facial injuries.

Police Officer Cha's injuries.  Photo of Officer Patino's injuries. Puffy red eyes with blood running from his nose.

The release of this video and other information is not to be understood to provide any evidence that a conclusion has been reached in this investigation. As with all evidence, video evidence from body worn cameras may contribute to an understanding of an event or interaction, but to fully understand an encounter or an event, other evidence is always necessary.

The videos are available for the public to view at:

https://vimeo.com/200115238

https://vimeo.com/200115710

The videos include explicit content and profane language.

Moore was discharged from the hospital on January 17th and was booked at San Francisco County Jail on the following charges: battery on a peace officer (two counts), assault likely to produce great bodily injury on a peace officer (two counts), resisting, delaying or obstructing a peace officer, criminal threats (two counts), resisting a public officer by use of threats, force or violence (two counts), battery resulting in great bodily injury (one count), resting a peace officer resulting in serious bodily injury (one count) , and willful disobedience of a court order (one count).

This is an active and ongoing investigation in its early stages. All information is preliminary. The SFPD Homicide Detail and Internal Affairs Division are conducting separate investigations. The San Francisco District Attorney’s Investigators and Office of Citizen Complaints (OCC) are also investigating.