As Berkeley plans a study on potentially equipping police officers with Tasers, a coalition opposed to the use of the stun guns is holding a forum Thursday night to discuss the topic.
The Berkeley Police Officers Association is releasing an online citizen’s survey on the use of Tasers and would like the city to explore arming the police force with the devices.
The San Francisco Police Commission on Wednesday night decided again to hold off on allowing the Police Department to use Tasers.
Citing a need to not only arm, but also train officers on Taser use, BART has unanimously approved funding to purchase a stun gun for each and every officer in the agency’s police department.
Bay Area Rapid Transit police officers may each get their own stun gun instead of having to check the devices out of a common pool.
Marin County has agreed to pay $1.9 million to settle a lawsuit alleging sheriff’s deputies used excessive force when they repeatedly shocked a 66-year-old man with a stun gun at his home.
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.
In the wake of at least three recent officer-related shootings, the San Francisco Police Department is reviving efforts to equip officers with electronic stun guns.