In Deciding If Police Officers Can Use Tasers, S.F. Commission Asks the Experts

Mission Local

The San Francisco Police Commission heard from two national experts on police training about whether to equip city police officers with Tasers. Both experts agreed that these electroshock weapons belonged on an officer's tool belt and, most important, training was crucial to using Tasers effectively.

Sue Rahr, the director of the Washington state criminal justice training commission, and a leading expert in retraining and changing police culture, stressed the value of “emotional intelligence,” which she sees as a tool to avoid the use of force.

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