San Francisco officials set to vote on use of force rules

San Francisco police are seen investigating an incident in this undated image. (KGO-TV)

The San Francisco police commission is set to vote Wednesday on new rules for when and how officers can use force.

Calls came for an overhaul of the department's policy after the fatal police shooting of Mario Woods last December.

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The shooting was caught on cellphone video.

Officers allegedly shot Woods after they said he lunged at them with a knife, but the video raised questions about what exactly happened.

On Wednesday, the commission will choose between two versions of a new policy drafted by the police department.

Both put emphasis on trying to de-escalate situations before resorting to force.
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