San Francisco Police Chief George Gascon "...pushes for Taser use by officers..." [LINK]
The headline is probably more accurate than actually intended. I can smell from here that this man is a full member of 'The Church of Taser'. If his officers ended up using tasers several times per week (about one hundred times more often than his stated justification), then he would probably support that.
I find it funny/sad that the Commission officials have been promised that "...the department will create a policy that allows officers to use Tasers only with aggressive, combative suspects...", and are not taking the duh-obvious step of forcing Gascon to supply the policy IN ADVANCE of approving the procurement. Duh!!!!
Tell the Chief to write the policy and submit it to the Commission for review and approval. Then see how it compares to the lessons already painfully learned in other jurisdictions. Because he is obviously a 'True Believer', you're not likely to see a reasonable policy unless forced.
Allowing this Arizona ex-pat to bring in tasers (from Arizona) in advance of setting the rules would be naive.
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