Asa Sullivan (3250)



6/6/2006: Officers Michelle Alvis and John Keesor responded to a trespassing call at Sullivan's friends' home, where he was living. Afraid to go back to jail, he hid in the attic. Alvis went up and saw Sullivan with his arms outstretched holding an eyeglass case that she thought was a gun. Somebody below banged on the ceiling and Keesor ran up and fired a shot. Alvis began shooting. They shot him 17 times, including 5 times in the face. Police unsuccessfully attempted to block the family's wrongful death suit. The Federal trial exonerated the SFPD; the family's appeal will go to court in 2016. http://sfist.com/2014/10/11/federal_court_rules_against_family.php

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