This surveillance image shows three men preparing to break into an Arcadia Park neighborhood home in Oakland. (CBS)

FBI Stats Show Property Crime Is Up Throughout The Bay Area

FBI statistics released on Monday show that besides an increase in violent crime, the increasing trend of property crime throughout the Bay Area last year is seeping into 2013.


A stun gun (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Berkeley’s Police Officers Association Makes Push To Arm Cops With Tasers

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.


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San Francisco Police Chief Withdraws Stun Gun Proposal Amid Opposition

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.


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.


Taser X26c stun gun (AP)

BART Unanimously Approves Tasers For Officers

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.


A Taser X26 stun gun (AP Graphics)

BART Considers Buying Additional Stun Guns

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.

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A Taser X26 stun gun (AP Graphics)

SFPD To Again Discuss Arming Officers With Tasers

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.


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SFPD Revives Efforts To Equip Officers With Tasers

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.


A Taser X26 stun gun (AP Graphics)

San Francisco Police Chief Tries Again To Arm Officers With Tasers

San Francisco Police Chief George Gascon is renewing the call for officers to carry Tasers.


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KCBS In Depth: Fighting Crime in San Francisco

During this economic downturn many of us have been making due with less in our personal lives and the same goes for San Francisco’s Police Department.