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SFPD’s use-of-force policy reforms unanimously passed by Police Commission

June 24, 2016

By : sfweekly – excerpt

A compromise was tentatively reached Wednesday between San Francisco’s police union and police watchdogs over the details of new rules governing officers’ use of force.

That compromise came as dueling versions of the rules that will govern how and when police use force in San Francisco went before The City’s Police Commission on Wednesday night for a final unanimous vote.

“A lot of what we’re fighting over are very, very particular,” said Commissioner Petra DeJesus. “I think we need to take a stand for strong language.”

While the union agreed in theory with the majority of the compromise, it did not agree to promise to give up its rights in negotiation.

“We cannot make that agreement here and now,” said Union President Martin Halloran… (more)

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