There are two stories on what happened.
What led up to the shooting is not what is important here. How the shooting took place is what matters.
Try and figure out who's telling the truth and who's lying.
The 'media' reports that a man who attacked a co-worker with the box cutter was shot twice in the abdomen after lunging at a female police officer with the box cutter. Here and Here.
The 'witnesses' in the video below say the man was shot twice in the chest while he was handcuffed on the ground.
The video poster's comments are immediately below:
Around 10:30am on July 18, 2012, an Occupier informed #OccupySF Headquarters in front of the "Federal" "Reserve" at 101 Market St that a man had just been shot and killed by SFPD near the SAFEWAY by Sue Bierman Park. OccupySF Repressed Media responded and witnessed paramedics and SFFD moving a body into an ambulance. Eyewitnesses report SFPD shot and killed an apparently unarmed Asian or Hispanic man twice in the back WHILE HE WAS ALREADY IN HANDCUFFS. WTF? #FTP We later discovered that the witness in this video actually saw the incident. #OccupySF Repressed Media was the first camera on the scene.
PART 2: Eyewitness Accounts
Wanna bet that the officer who pulled the trigger and is currently on paid administrative leave won't be charge with ANYTHING?
If you are currently an LEO, whether an oath keeping one or an oath breaking one, do you think people are going to respect you when the SHTF or do you think you won't be targeted because of that shiny badge you wear?
What makes you think you're not on somebody's list already?
Your choices and actions will have repercussions.
The public has lost trust in your profession.