SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — After years of debate, it’s official: San Francisco police will be armed with Tasers.

Despite much public opposition, in a 6-to-1 vote, the San Francisco Police Commission approved a Taser policy on Wednesday night.

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This clears the way to eventually arm police officers with the weapons.

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The police commission approved Tasers in November 2017, but held off on deploying them until it came up with a policy.

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San Francisco Mayor Mark Farrell released a statement following the vote, saying: “We need to provide our officers with every tool and resource available to keep our communities safe.”