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
San Francisco police will soon begin the first in a possible series of in-depth training sessions on how to deal with mentally ill or intoxicated people in crisis situations.The crisis intervention training is meant to build on instruction that officers already receive, but was expanded after several highly publicized police shootings of armed, mentally ill people. Read More