Crowdfunding Underway for Alex Nieto Memorial on Bernal Hill

A crowdfunding effort is currently underway to finance a memorial for Bernal neighbor Alex Nieto, who was killed during a confrontation with San Francisco police officers in March 2014. Launched by friends and family of Alex Nieto, the crowdfunding campaign says: The San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ voted 9 to 1 in favor of the … Continue reading Crowdfunding Underway for Alex Nieto Memorial on Bernal Hill

Supervisors Approve Alex Nieto Memorial on Bernal Hill

Yesterday, the Board of Supervisors approved a plan to establish a permanent memorial for Alex Nieto, the Bernal neighbor who was killed in a controversial confrontation with the San Francisco police in March 2014. The San Francisco Examiner reports: The Board of Supervisors voted 9-1 on Tuesday to adopt legislation directing the Recreation and Park Department … Continue reading Supervisors Approve Alex Nieto Memorial on Bernal Hill

Bernalwood Readers Report on Monday’s Alex Nieto Memorial Meeting

What happened during Monday night’s community meeting about the proposed City ordinance to install a memorial for Alex Nieto on Bernal Hill? Several Bernalwood readers attended the meeting, and shared their perspectives on what happened. rikitiki49 felt the meeting wasn’t really about soliciting input from the Bernal community about a memorial: Just left this meeting disappointed that … Continue reading Bernalwood Readers Report on Monday’s Alex Nieto Memorial Meeting

Tonight: Community Meeting on Ordinance for Bernal Hill Memorial to Alex Nieto

Back in September, Bernalwood reported that an effort was underway in the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to require the City to install a memorial for Alex Nieto on Bernal Hill. Tonight, a community meeting will be held to discuss the ordinance introduced at the Board of Supervisors which would create the Alex Neto memorial. This morning, … Continue reading Tonight: Community Meeting on Ordinance for Bernal Hill Memorial to Alex Nieto

Supervisor Campos Announces Support for Permanent Alex Nieto Memorial on Bernal Hill

On Tuesday Supervisor David Campos announced his support for an effort to install a permanent, City-funded memorial to Alex Nieto on Bernal Hill. However, Bernal Heights neighborhood groups say they have not been informed about the proposal. Alex Nieto was a 28 year-old Bernal neighbor who died in an officer-involved shooting in March 2014. The San Francisco District Attorney’s investigation of the … Continue reading Supervisor Campos Announces Support for Permanent Alex Nieto Memorial on Bernal Hill

Jury Decides Excessive Force Not Used Against Alex Nieto on Bernal Hill

After eight hours of deliberation, the jury in the  wrongful death lawsuit filed on behalf of Bernal neighbor Alex Nieto decided yesterday that the San Francisco Police officers involved in the March 2014 incident were justified when they shot Nieto on Bernal Hill. From the San Francisco Chronicle: Four San Francisco police officers did not use excessive … Continue reading Jury Decides Excessive Force Not Used Against Alex Nieto on Bernal Hill

Summary of the Testimony Thus Far in Neighbor Alex Nieto’s Wrongful Death Trial

Last week, the civil trial pursued by the family of Bernal neighbor Alex Nieto against the San Francisco Police Department got underway to determine if police wrongfully killed Alex Nieto during a March 21, 2014 officers-involved shooting on  the north side of Bernal Hill. San Francisco Chronicle reporter Kale Williams described the key elements of Wednesday’s testimony when SFPD officer Richard … Continue reading Summary of the Testimony Thus Far in Neighbor Alex Nieto’s Wrongful Death Trial

Civil Trial in Death of Bernal Resident Alex Nieto Gets Underway in Federal Court

Two years after Bernal neighbor Alex Nieto was killed in an SFPD officer-involved shooting on Bernal Hill, the Nieto family’s civil trial against the officers who participated in the incident got underway yesterday in a Federal courtroom. The San Francisco Examiner covered the opening day of the trial: The trial that will either convince jurors that Nieto was pointing … Continue reading Civil Trial in Death of Bernal Resident Alex Nieto Gets Underway in Federal Court

Alex Nieto’s Family and Friends March from Bernal Hill to Bayview

Just after sunset last night, family and activists rallying on behalf of Alex Nieto, the Bernal neighbor who was killed in a 2014 officer-involved shooting, organized a march that took them from the site on Bernal Hill where Nieto was killed to the Bayview District. Once in Bayview, the Nieto group joined with the family of … Continue reading Alex Nieto’s Family and Friends March from Bernal Hill to Bayview

New Details Emerge About Circumstances Surrounding 2014 Alex Nieto Shooting

The cover story of today’s San Francisco Examiner reveals new information about the circumstances surrounding the SFPD officer-involved shooting of Bernal neighbor Alex Nieto on Bernal Hill in March 2014. The Examiner reports: Supporters say Nieto was defenseless and never attempted to grab, or point at police, the stun gun holstered at his side. They also … Continue reading New Details Emerge About Circumstances Surrounding 2014 Alex Nieto Shooting

One Year After Alex Nieto’s Death, Bernal Family Is Transformed by Tragedy

One year ago, on March 21, 2014, Bernal neighbor Alex Nieto was killed in an officer-involved shooting on Bernal Hill. Several times during the last few months — and as recently as just last week — I have seen Alex’s parents, Elvira and Refugio Nieto, walking along the sidewalks not far from their home on … Continue reading One Year After Alex Nieto’s Death, Bernal Family Is Transformed by Tragedy

District Attorney Releases Report on Alex Nieto Shooting, Will Not Press Charges Against SFPD Officers

The San Francisco District Attorney decided to release some important news late Friday afternoon, likely in the hope that you wouldn’t pay much attention over the holiday weekend. So Bernalwood brings you this news today, in the hope that you are now paying very, very close attention… Last week, San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón announced that the four SFPD officers who … Continue reading District Attorney Releases Report on Alex Nieto Shooting, Will Not Press Charges Against SFPD Officers

Names of SFPD Officers Involved in Alex Nieto Shooting Released

Last Friday, and at long last, the San Francisco Police Department released the names of the officers involved in the March 21, 2014 shooting death of Bernal Heights resident Alex Nieto. Reporter Vivian Ho from the SF Chronicle has the story: San Francisco police on Friday released the names of four officers involved in the … Continue reading Names of SFPD Officers Involved in Alex Nieto Shooting Released