SF Mayor approves spending millions of dollars to reform police department

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has promised $17.5 million to reform the police department and reduce officer-involved shootings.

About $11 million will go to violence prevention programs over the next two years.

There is also funding for 100 stun guns, which would have to be approved by the police commission.

Other new equipment would include defensive shields, and 35 "net guns," which throw a net around a suspect to subdue the individual.

The mayor says he hopes to cut the number of officer-involved shootings in the city by 80-percent.

Protesters have been pushing the Mayor Lee to fire Police Chief Greg Suhr over the department's use-of-force.

The mayor says he supports the chief and his proposed reforms.