San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr told the Police Commission that he is dropping his proposal to arm some officers with stun guns because of the “onerous” restrictions of their use.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is expected to make his choice for a permanent police chief in the coming week.
In an effort to save money, the San Francisco Police Department is not replacing the hundred or so officers that left the department last year and canceling police academy classes.
The San Francisco Police Commission voted 6-1 Wednesday night to allow the Police Department to look into the use of Tasers by officers, nearly a year after shooting down a similar proposal.
The question of whether Tasers should be issued to the San Francisco Police Department will be hashed out at a city hall meeting Wednesday night.