Amilcar Perez-Lopez, 21

San Francisco, California
February 26, 2015

Agencies: San Francisco Police Department California

Cause of death: Shooting

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Last updated: almost 6 years ago


In a federal civil lawsuit filed Friday lawyers for Amilcar Pérez-López said they have an autopsy, three eyewitnesses and post-shooting photographs that show police shot the 20-year-old Guatemalan in the back as he fled from the plainclothes officers.

A press conference held to mark the filing of the suit revealed more inconsistencies in the accounts of the February 26 shooting.

The SFPD account given by Chief Greg Suhr, stating officers Craig Tiffe and Eric Reboli fired in self-defense as Pérez-López brandished a knife toward them, “is a lie,” said Arnoldo Casillas of the Casillas, Moreno & Associates law firm.

Legal Action

April 2016 Lawsuit filed and two more witnesses found

January 2018 Settlement agreement reached

Community and Family Efforts

March 2016 Protest

May 25, 2016 Justice Summit Police use of force

May 2016   Seventh vigil for Amilcar

June 2016

San Francisco’s police oversight body will investigate all police shootings under a ballot measure passed by voters Tuesday.

Proposition D, which needed majority approval to pass and received 80 percent in support as of press time, ensures all police shooting incidents will be investigated by the Office of Citizen Complaints.