Public defender slams San Francisco cops for firing at man with fake gun

8/17/2022 3:40:00 AM

The San Francisco public defender's office is blasting the actions of police officers who opened fire — and missed, a suspect carrying a fake gun that fired blanks.

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The San Francisco public defender's office is blasting the actions of police officers who opened fire — and missed, a suspect carrying a fake gun that fired blanks.

The San Francisco public defender's office is blasting the actions of police officers who opened fire — and missed, a suspect carrying a fake gun that fired blanks.

who opened fire — and missed, a suspect carrying a fake gun that fired blanks.Surveillance video shows San Francisco police officers driving alongside Jose Corvera, 51, as he's riding one bike while pushing a second in the Mission District.Officers try to contact him but within moments, Corvera gets off the bike, runs off and then pulls a weapon near 18th and Shotwell on Aug. 6.

"Drop the gun now! Put the gun down!" one officer yells at him.But he did not drop the gun, and then what sounds like a gunshot is heard.Mission Station officers Michael Rotschi and Cain Schrachta fired their handguns. Corvera was not shot.

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Public defender must go. This joker putting all our lives in danger by defending idiots running around with fake guns and military clothes. How's anyone supposed to know a fake gun from real? Wait til he kills someone? That's why I refuse to go to sf anymore. They defend the criminals more than they do hardworking business owners and civilians

Are you aware that blanks sound just like a regular gun shots? And how the hell were they supposed to know that was a fake gun?🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ What is wrong with the public defenders in this city Let’s see we’re the police supposed to say hold on for a minute buddy we need to see if the gun is real or not . These people should be fired.

I think this lawyer got their license from an online school that is not accredited Officers need more target practice!! If the cops had killed the guy, San Francisco would have built a memorial to him. It was stupid crazy are not to fire officer’s. San Francisco, huh? What else would you expect? You play stupid games win stupid prizes. How the hell is SFPD supposed to automatically know what’s real and what’s not real? You gotta assume it’s all real. If a dummy is running around with a gun menacing people then you gotta take him down. No question. No time for woke shit.

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Really ? And how are police officers supposed to know it was a fake gun which fires blanks ? Hypothetically speaking, if the police had shot this person, the shooting would clearly be justified. They would’ve caught shit if they did hit him. Thanks to today’s society, they can’t win either way. Lame. how do they know it's a fake gun?

Did the officers know at the time it was a “fake gun” firing blanks? Easy to bash someone when you’re not in the moment. Never bring a fake gun-no bullets at gun fight ! So they’re supposed to know it’s a gun with blanks? sfdefender really is so full of shit. Working to release dangerous offenders. More training is required if they missed.

Aww come on ktvu. You’re better than to use headlines with “blasting” in them

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police officers who opened fire — and missed, a suspect carrying a fake gun that fired blanks.Federal prosecutors said 28-year-old Robert Manning and 26-year-old Jamare Coats carried out the shooting for"maintaining and increasing their position in the Mac Block street gang..The fire was burning in the roof of a home on the 500 block of Edinburgh St.

Surveillance video shows San Francisco police officers driving alongside Jose Corvera, 51, as he's riding one bike while pushing a second in the Mission District. Officers try to contact him but within moments, Corvera gets off the bike, runs off and then pulls a weapon near 18th and Shotwell on Aug.   Federal prosecutors said the gang operated in San Francisco's Western Addition and its members engaged in racketeering activity, including murder, attempted murder and robbery. 6. One of the victims is a 65-year-old Asian woman and the other victim is also believed to be Asian. "Drop the gun now! Put the gun down!" one officer yells at him.    At trial, government prosecutors submitted evidence that Manning and Coats, both of San Francisco, at the time possessed a firearm and ammunition illegally brought into the Bay Area from outside the state. But he did not drop the gun, and then what sounds like a gunshot is heard. People were being urged to avoid the area.

Mission Station officers Michael Rotschi and Cain Schrachta fired their handguns. Ultimately at least 24 shots were fired into the crowed sidewalk in front of the Fillmore Heritage Center. Police in response said they have started patrolling the area 24 hours a day and have foot patrols.  Corvera was not shot. Police say he refused to cooperate while still pointing the gun and hunkering down behind a car. One of the bystanders remains paralyzed from the bullet wound he received in the shootout. "At multiple times during the incident, various officers can be heard saying that Mr. Corvera was pointing his gun in their direction," said police Commander Paul Yep. All Rights Reserved. Please enter email address to continue Please enter valid email address to continue.

And for almost an hour, he held officers at bay. Two officers from the Byview station fired their rifles at him, again missing. Create your free account or log in for more features.  "I shot, I shot - Shots fired. That was us," one officer radioed in. Corvera then tosses the gun, which apparently goes off.

"He threw the gun. The gun's right there f- went off when he threw it," one officer said. Police eventually took Corvera into custody. Investigators determined Corvera's gun fired blanks. The public defender's office says officers dangerously escalated the situation after an unnecessary and "biased" stop.

  In a statement, Corvera's attorney, Deputy Public Defender Alexa Horner said in part, "Mr. Corvera tried to walk away. He then hid behind a parked car while holding onto a prop gun he carries for protection. It remains unclear whether he fired any of the blank rounds before police responded with gunshots." PROMOTIONS Offers from FOX Television stations and our advertisers By clicking Sign Up, I confirm that I have read and agree to the .