San Mateo County Board of Supervisors will hold study session on Tasers

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The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors will hold a special study session next Monday, February 11th, to learn more about Tasers, including how they work, when they are used by law enforcement and the County’s current policy governing their use.

This study session is the result of the Board of Supervisors meeting on December 18, 2018, where Supervisors Carole Groom and Dave Pine were appointed to an ad hoc committee to organize and convene a public meeting about Tasers. Supervisor Pine proposed the committee following three fatal law enforcement-related incidents involving Tasers in San Mateo County.

The Board will not take any formal action at the meeting but will listen to a variety of educational presentations. They will hear from a range of representatives from Taser manufacturer Axon, law enforcement, the medical community and the American Civil Liberties Union.

Anyone is welcome to attend this study session and provide public comment to the Board. The public is welcome to speak during the comment period following the presentations, submit written comments in advance to the Board at BoardFeedback@smcgov.org or submit written statements to the Board at the meeting. The study session will also be broadcasted live on the County’s Agenda Management website.

The study session will take place from 6:00-9:30pm on Monday February 11, 2019 at the Board of Supervisors Chambers, Hall of Justice, 400 County Center Redwood City, CA.

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