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