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. http://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…

http://www.sfexaminer.com/time-for-lee-to-step-up/ Time for Lee to step up By Examiner Editorial Board on January 24, 2016 2:00 am “I’m still not sure why the chief isn’t here,” Supervisor David Campos said this week. “I am very bothered.” The occasion for the remarks was a committee hearing Thursday on alternatives to use of force by San Francisco…

http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/crime/article/Family-demands-federal-probe-of-police-shooting-6766766.php   Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press January 18, 2016 Updated: January 18, 2016 5:01pm SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The family of a black man shot and killed by San Francisco police in an incident captured on video is demanding a federal civil rights investigation, their attorney announced Monday. John Burris, who is representing Mario Woods’…

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