The findings come as the LAPD looks to vastly expand the number of Tasers available to officers, part of a broader push by the department and Police Commission to emphasize so-called de-escalation strategies. https://www.latimes.com/local/crime/la-me-lapd-tasers-20160401-story.html One of the LAPD’s preferred weapons to help officers avoid shootings often doesn’t work Kate MatherContact Reporter As two Los Angeles…

https://www.sfexaminer.com/firing-squad-in-focus/ Opinion > Editorials ‘Firing squad’ in focus By Examiner Editorial Board on February 11, 2016 1:00 am The Super Bowl is long gone, but the marks it left are still reverberating around The City and nation. The game itself might have been only so-so, but the sideshows sure packed a punch. The calculating of…

https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/SF-s-DA-says-Ed-Lee-Greg-Suhr-uncooperative-in-6791753.php By Vivian Ho January 28, 2016 Updated: January 28, 2016 6:56pm San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Police Chief Greg Suhr refuse to cooperate with the district attorney’s efforts to investigate police misconduct and departmental culture — even as they claim to be committed to transparency and accountability in the wake of the fatal…

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