SFPD Commission votes in favor of Taser review

February 24, 2011 4:33:56 AM PST
The San Francisco Police Commission voted 6-to-1 on Wednesday night to allow the police department to look into the use of Tasers by officers.

The commission's approval to move the issue forward comes nearly a year after shooting down a similar proposal. last march, the commission voted 4-3 against a request by then police chief George Gascon to study the use of Tasers.

Gascon is now the district attorney, and the police commission has three new members on the panel. Interim SFPD Chief Jeff Godown says the department will study the Taser issue and present its findings to the commission in 90 days.


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