A student was being questioned in connection with a stun gun incident at a Portrero Hill school Wednesday, one day after the campus was locked down on reports that a 14-year-old had a gun.
Just before 9 a.m., police said, officers responded to the International Studies Academy at 655 De Haro St. on reports that a male student had been zapped with a stun gun. Read More
A passenger reportedly fired a stun gun during a battle for a seat on a rush-hour BART train Wednesday morning, the transit agency said.
A fight between passengers broke out just before 8 a.m. Wednesday, according to news reports, as a San Francisco International Airport-bound train approached the Pleasant Hill station. Read More
To succeed where his predecessors have failed, Police Chief Greg Suhr will have to overcome a strengthening message of opposition to his plan to outfit some officers with stun guns. Read More
The first of three scheduled community meetings over a proposal to equip a number of San Francisco officers with stun guns showed the sharp divide between top Police Department brass asking for the devices and community members fighting to keep them out of cops’ hands. Read More
In an effort by Police Chief Greg Suhr to equip San Francisco police officers with stun guns, the first of three community meetings is expected to take place today.
Last month, Suhr told members of the Board of Supervisors that he would like to launch a pilot program to give stun guns to about 103 officers specially trained to handle mentally ill people. The devices are capable of shooting 50,000 volts of electricity through a person’s body. Read More
A woman was zapped in the face with a stun gun during a “brazen” daytime attempted robbery at Haight and Divisadero streets Tuesday, police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said Thursday. Read More
The seemingly never-ending debate over whether to outfit San Francisco police officers with devices capable of shooting 50,000 volts of electricity through the body is recharging once again.
The Police Department’s campaign, which would give stun guns to 103 officers specially trained to handle mentally ill people as part of a pilot program, is kicking into high gear, beginning with a planned Jan. 9 community meeting, Police Chief Greg Suhr said Thursday. Read More
Allowing cops to carry stun guns isn’t the only way to stop officer-involved shootings in San Francisco. Here’s another way:
“Don’t point a gun at a police officer,” police Chief Greg Suhr said at a community meeting Tuesday to discuss The City’s second officer-involved shooting in less than a month. Read More
The San Francisco Police Commission on Wednesday night decided again to hold off on allowing the Police Department to use Tasers.Police Chief Greg Suhr had asked the commission for permission to allow the department to start a pilot program with the stun guns following a fatal officer-involved shooting in The City’s Financial District last month. Read More
The City’s top cop asked the Police Commission on Wednesday to consider a pilot program to arm 74 officers who have completed crisis intervention training with nonlethal devices such as Tasers.
Commissioners were at odds over how to proceed or whether officers should have them at all, but all agreed to at least continue to explore the proposal. Read More