Sacramento, California 2021-05-05 20:44:22 –
Sacramento (CBS13) – There is growing concern from local leaders about Sacramento’s new police force use policy.
Some say it could retire an officer, but one city council member voted against it.
If the policy changes, Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn says he will do so with training at the Academy. Sacramento Mayor Darryl Steinberg proposed a new policy, stating that it was a goal.
“There were too many shots. I’m trying to save the lives of the police officers,” he said.
The Sacramento City Council voted 8 to 1 and adopted higher standards of force for police.
Under this new policy, police officers are justified by using deadly forces only as a last resort.
“Everyone in their right mind, of course, officers should never use deadly power unless it is necessary,” said Hahn.
Prime Minister Hahn says he has serious concerns about this policy. He says the problem with it was written before that “last resort” language.
“We need to use other tools before we can use lethal forces,” the police officer said, which could endanger the community and its officers.
“No one would think it would be feasible to respond to a shooting with a pepper spray,” Hahn said.
Deputy Mayor Jeff Harris was the only city council member to vote “no.”
He has already heard that some police may retire due to this policy.
“We are also worried that it will be difficult to adopt this new standard, which is not backed by legislation or case law, which leaves people vulnerable,” Harris said.
Stephante Clark, whose brother Stephen Clark was killed by two Sacramento police officers in March 2018, supports the proposal, saying that harsh words are needed to stop police shooting.
“We need to make sure they really get to the last resort or use the baton to use other devices,” he said.
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