Taser vote up again after 2-week delay 

The wait may be over for Tasers, as the Police Commission meets again Wednesday evening to vote whether to allow police Chief George Gascón the ability to develop a policy for the use of the stun guns.

The vote was delayed two weeks ago over concerns about the safety of their use and the lack of community input. Whether those doubts are laid aside or not, the change to the Police Department’s general orders is likely to be approved with commission member Jim Hammer already planning on changing his vote.

In response to the lack of community input, Gascón laid on the full-court press, calling a press conference to address concerns, and scheduling a community meeting at the Mission Police Station.

The meeting is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. Wednesday evening, but expect some delays as a couple of items are posted before the Taser issue.

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