DA's Office Can Prosecute Wheelchair-Bound Man Shot by Police, Judge Rules

A San Francisco Superior Court judge ruled today that District Attorney George Gascón does not have to recuse himself from prosecuting Randal Dunklin, the man shot by police in January while he was sitting in a wheelchair.

Dunklin, whose case attracted heavy media attention after the shooting was caught on videotape, has been charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon against a police officer, interfering with a police officer in the line of duty, and misdemeanor vandalism.

He allegedly brandished a knife and stabbed an officer in the arm who tried to approach him. He also slashed the tire of a city-owned vehicle.

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