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Interim SF police chief appointed amid unrest

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>> We must push forward.>> Friday marking the first full day on the job for San Francisco's new acting police chief, Toney Chaplin. The 26-year veteran, who has led reform efforts in recent months, is taking in charge in a city that, like all too many, has been embroiled in controversy over police brutality and treatment of minorities.
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His predecessor Greg Suhr resigning Thursday at the request of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, after an officer fired into a suspected stolen vehicle, killing a 27-year-old African American woman. It's the third fatal shooting by police since December.>> Tensions between our law enforcement and communities of color have simmered for too many years and that has come into full view.
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>> Roughly 200 people gathered for a vigil for the woman Thursday night. The shooting occurred in the same neighborhood where police in December gunned down Mario Woods, a stabbing suspect, video of his killing going viral on social media. According to reports, earlier this year, new interim chief Chaplin was put in charge of a bureau set up to deal with community-oriented policing.
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In the hope of transforming the department and helping it implement recommendations from the US Justice Department, which launched a review of the San Francisco Police in January.