SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU) - The San Francisco Police Commission approved a new "use of force" policy for officers Wednesday evening.
The new policy calls for officers to try to de-escalate situations using crisis intervention training.
The idea is to have officers armed with alternative strategies, so they don't have to reach for their gun first.
The change comes after several controversial police shootings in recent years.
The policy approved by the commission now goes to the police union for negotiation before it comes back to the commission for final approval.