>> 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.
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.
>> 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.
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.