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