San Francisco Police Commission

Scene of shooting in San Francisco's Western Addition on August 19, 2011. (CBS)

SF Police To Keep More Detailed Racial Data On Arrests

The San Francisco Police Department plans to classify all suspects by both race and ethnicity, Police Chief Greg Suhr said Wednesday, replacing a system which followed state guidelines to classify arrestees according to five racial categories.

09/13/2012

A stun gun (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

San Francisco Police Commission Delays Decision On Use Of Tasers

The San Francisco Police Commission on Wednesday night decided again to hold off on allowing the Police Department to use Tasers.

08/02/2012

Scene at Washington and Davis St. in San Francisco following an officer-involved shooting, July 18, 2012. (CBS)

SFPD Chief Says Fatal Police Shooting Shows Need For Tasers

Police Chief Greg Suhr said the July 18 shooting of Pralith Pralourng, 32, by an officer in the city’s Financial District might have been prevented if the officer had the option of a less-than-lethal weapon.

08/01/2012

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New San Francisco Police Chief Decision Still Weeks Away

Mayor Lee was tasked with picking the department’s top cop in January after outgoing Mayor Gavin Newsom picked Chief George Gascon to take over the position of district attorney for Kamala Harris, who was elected the state’s attorney general.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/01/2011

San Francisco Police, generic (AP Graphic)

Concerns Growing Over San Francisco Police Department Staffing

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.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/25/2011

San Francisco Police, generic (AP Graphic)

San Francisco To Reconsider When Police Should Fire At Moving Vehicles

Twice in one week, police opened fire on suspects as the cars they were in tried to speed away, adding urgency to a policy change in the works for about six months.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–11/18/2010

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