The Latest: Family wants federal probe in police killing

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Posted: Dec 09, 2015 11:26 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The latest on the shootings death of a knife-wielding man by police in San Francisco (all times local):

8:30 p.m.

The cousin of a man shot to death by police in San Francisco says the family wants the five officers who fired their guns to be charged in the case and the police chief to resign.

Jeff Stewart said during an emotional and at times heated Police Commission meeting Wednesday night that the family of Mario Woods is also demanding Police Chief Greg Suhr personally apologize to Woods' mother.

Stewart says the family is also asking that the police department pay for the 26-year-old man's funeral and that federal authorities investigate the case.

Stewarts says his cousin "deserves to be breathing."

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6:30 p.m.

Some activists and community leaders attending a raucous meeting of San Francisco's Police Commission are asking that Police Chief Greg Suhr resign during public comment.

The speakers were at times interrupted by a crowd outside the room chanting "Fire Chief Suhr! Fire Chief Suhr!"

Bishop King says the killing of Mario Woods last week "was an assassination, a crime and a straight up murder" and that Suhr should step down.

But others are asking Suhr to do more to reach out to the community.

Rev. Amos Brown, president of the local NAACP branch, says police should do a more vigorous effort to recruit African American and Latino officers.

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5:30 p.m.

A crowd is demanding San Francisco police chief resign over last week's shooting death of knife-wielding man by police.

About 100 protesters are chanting and holding signs outside City Hall, where Police Chief Greg Suhr is scheduled to attend a Police Commission meeting Wednesday evening.

Some people are lighting up candles in memory of Mario Wood, who was killed last Wednesday in the Bayview neighborhood. Others are holding signs that read "Fire Chief Suhr!" and "Jail All Racist Killer Cops."

The killing of the 26-year-old man was captured on two video clips that circulated widely online, prompting some to demand Suhr resign.