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Editorial: Calif. TASER rejection frustrating, backwards

San Francisco will remain one of a handful of major-city forces that don't use the stun guns


San Francisco Chronicle

SAN FRANCISCO — A deranged suspect waves a gun. Officers ponder their options: Try to talk him down. Wrestle him to the ground. If the weapon is aimed and all else fails, lethal force is a last resort. San Francisco officers are trained to shoot the suspect twice in the torso with their .40-caliber guns.

When he took office last summer, Police Chief George Gascón ordered a study of officer-involved shootings. Lo and behold, he found that a third of 15 instances over the past five years were avoidable with the use of close-quarters TASERs.

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