Police Chief Greg Suhr has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to review the San Francisco Police Department’s policies, procedures and training, police said Thursday amid criticism for the fatal shooting of Mario Woods on Dec. 2.
Suhr is also seeking help from the DOJ’s Community Oriented Policing Services Office to decide how officers should respond to suspects with edged weapons, according to a statement. Woods was reportedly armed with a kitchen knife when five officers opened fire on him in the Bayview.
The review was announced Thursday in a press release about Suhr’s black community relations advisory forum, which consists of 28 members including Rev. Amos Brown and Police Commissioner Joe Marshall. The forum met Wednesday and discussed the Woods shooting.
It is unclear when Suhr requested the formal review from the DOJ, the San Francisco Examiner reports.