The Sacramento Police Department is equipping virtually all of its employees with additional less-lethal force training.
This comes in the wake of last year’s high-profile shooting death of Joseph Mann, at the hands of Sac PD officers.
In July 2016, Sac PD responded to a call about a man who was acting erratically while holding a knife. The responding police officers didn’t know whether the individual, Joseph Mann, also had a gun, which it turns out he did not.
Dash cam and surveillance video shows officers shot and killed Mann.
It’s a scenario Police Chief Daniel Hahn hopes to avoid by equipping all officers with more non-lethal options.
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