Supes pressure police union to stop disputing use of force policy

The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved Supervisor Malia Cohen’s resolution that puts pressure on the Police Officers Association to stop disputing a new use of force policy.

That policy was approved by the Police Commission in June as part of a major reform of the department rocked by incidents of police bias and fatal shootings.

Read the full text of the resolution here.

Tuesday’s resolution comes as the Police Commission is set to meet today to discuss next steps with the use of force policy. One of the main sticking points is whether police officers can shoot at moving cars.

The commission’s next step could include calling in an arbitrator for both parties or a prolonged court battle. “It’s critical particularly at this time in history that we stand united in delivering real reform to our Police Department,” Cohen said in a statement.

S.F. Examiner Staff Writer Jonah Owen Lamb contributed to this report.

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