Stories about Use of Force

Police-reform advocates push Assembly bill to restrict shootings

Legislation would set clear statewide standards for the use of deadly force.

Cops opposing reform come in big for Trauss, Johnson, and Ho

SF POA, which has alienated even moderate SF politicians with its bullying and support for rogue cops, puts $100K into D4 and D6 campaigns

Police Commission meets behind closed doors on Tasers

Why is a lawyer who used to work for the police union now representing the Police Commission on its negotiations with the police union?

Rally denounces DA’s failure to charge killer cops

Chant says "Gascon must go!" Who would replace him?

Why the cops get a raise without accountability

An obscure 1990 law, that passed with a lot of progressive support, forces the city into a very bad deal that lets the POA keep blocking reforms

Special Report: Ed Lee’s police legacy

As the candidates for mayor talk about police reform, we look back at what went wrong under the last administration

Cops push stunning ballot measure to allow Tasers

POA measure would override civilian oversight, force the city to spend millions on dangerous stun guns, and undermine the new Use of Force policies. Why isn't everyone at City Hall opposing this?

Some differences start to emerge from D8 debate

Mostly polite discussion still points to where the candidates will take opposing paths

OPINION: The case against Tasers

They often don't work, when they do they can be deadly -- and they don't stop cops from shooting people

Police reform hearing is all about Tasers

Sups say that Tasers undermine the whole idea of reform in the SFPD's Use of Force rules