Videos show cops laughing about shooting suspects


San Francisco police are trying to track down a videographer who posted two short videos of two San Francisco police officers laughing and joking about shooting suspects, police said Friday.

The two videos posted to Instagram appear to show two San Francisco police officers in a restaurant or cafĂ© having a discussion about evidence they would or wouldn’t want captured on body cameras.

The officers discuss how they want to make sure suspects pointing a gun at them are captured on video when shot but not suspects putting their hands up. They laugh when discussing what it would look like when a suspect is shot in the chest or head.

San Francisco police do not wear body cameras but the city has been working on a policy to equip officers with them.

San Francisco police said today the department opened an investigation after becoming aware of the videos. Police are asking the person who shot the video for to contact the department’s Internal Affairs Division at (415) 575-5856.

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