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Report Cites Bias By San Francisco Police

Noah Berger / AP

A woman, who declined to give her name, joins protesters against recent fatal shootings by police of black men, in San Francisco on Friday, July 8, 2016. The group marched about two miles to City Hall.

Noah Berger / AP

(AP) - A report by the U.S. Department of Justice says there are numerous indicators of bias against minority groups by members of the San Francisco Police Department.

The report also found the majority of deadly use of force incidents by the department involved persons of color.

The findings were discussed at a news conference Wednesday.

City officials requested the review following the shooting death of Mario Woods, a young black man, and the discovery of homophobic and racist text messages exchanged between officers.

Woods' shooting sparked protests and led to the resignation of then-Police Chief Greg Suhr.

The DOJ's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services conducted the review. Its findings are not binding on the department.